There are only a few days left and the London Olympics is about to start. In fact, there have been enormous activities being done online and offline that invites the participation and support to this occasion being participated by different countries once every four years. Prior to this event, an important theme was discussed, thought of, and buzzed about on the right design of the logo, aside from the preparations being made for the venue, the advertisements, and so forth. Based on the timeline, Olympic Games begun before 776 BC and was held at Olympia. However, it stopped through the mandate issued by Roman Emperor Theodosius. Hence, with the strong urgency of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the restoration of the Olympics happened through the formation of the International Committee that he personally led and founded in 1894. Two years later, the modern Olympics commenced and was participated by 14 countries being represented by 245 men that competed in 43 events. Hence, by 1900, women were included or allowed to participate in this event held every four years. Since 1896, there were several logos created that stood on its theme. Here are the 10 best Olympic logos of all time that have served well the theme and objectives of Olympics.
10. London 2012 Olympics Logo
It has drawn so much attention because of the various reactions from the people in the community, religion, and other sectors because of different connotations and meanings that it sends to all. Nonetheless, as explained by the organizers of this year’s Olympics, it symbolizes to this new generation where Internet is at its massive access that invites involvement, actually illustrating 2012 in digital fashion.
9. Beijing 2008 Olympics Logo
It is very nationalistic where the patriotic side of the Chinese community can be seen in the font types used, along with the combination of shapes. It represents sportsmanship and a Chinese dancer. Moreover, it also stands for Jing, which is also the capital of China, while the red color stands for the color of their flag.
8. Athens 2004 Olympics Logo
It is understandable that blue color represents the color of Greece along with the wreath of olives that also stands for unity of all nations that participated in the Olympics held in Athens. Moreover, it has also exhibited the typical tradition that they give to their winners.
7. 1992 Barcelona Olympics
The three color lines epitomize the gymnastic routines, which are normally seen at the beginning or during Olympic events. It also characterizes Barcelona as the hosting country for the 1992 Olympics. Hence, it kept the traditional rings below the logo to distinguish the real purpose of the Olympics.
6. Los Angeles 1984 Olympics Logo
It represents three distinctive colors of blue, red, and white stars being positioned above the traditional rings of Olympic logo. It is very simple, but it embodies patriotism of the citizens in the United States because of the stars found in their flag.
5. Moscow 1980 Olympics Logo
It has caught attention of the people because of the strong message and stand of Russia when the color red was used, which is strongly associated to communism. However, on the lighter note, it also embarks progressive development wherein a star was added to also typify Moscow as 1980’s hosting country.
4. Munich 1972 Olympics Logo
It is opposite to the 1980 Logo because they picked the blue color as an overall design for its 1972 logo, which was the same color used during the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. It is more of a spiral movement and design that this event really indicates and portrays. It is also sign of a new path for Germany since it was the year that they had changed their government type to a democratic nation.
3. Mexico 1968 Olympics Logo
You would see an array of fonts which is also in-line with the usual logo rings while at the end of the word Mexico is the year when the Olympics was held in 1968. It is also more of a Latin style because of the layered lines and the woven rings included in it.
2. 1952 Helsinki, Finland Olympics Logo
It was a simple logo created for Helsinki, Finland London Olympics in 1952 that held 149 events out of 17 sports. It is another one-color blue design wherein the logo rings were placed on top of the buildings. It was indeed conservative and very simple that it did not create any distraction and issues when it was presented for approval.
1. Lake Placid 1932 Olympics Logo
It has still showcased the continent of the United States since it was the hosting country for Olympics in 1932. With skiing being one of the center of sports during the time, it was illustrated to provide details on what can be expected. Also, Lake Placid was illustrated on a map at the back of the player showing where the event will be actually held. It might look like a simple logo, but it connotes the real purpose why Olympics are proactively held every four years.