Wikipedia wrote:Created by Pierre De Coubertin in 1914.
“ The Olympic flag [...] has a white background, with five interlaced rings in the centre: blue, yellow, black, green and red [...] This design is symbolic ; it represents the five inhabited continents of the world, united by Olympism, while the six colors are those that appear on all the national flags of the world at the present time. ”
—Pierre De Coubertin (1931)
Of course, the very notion of "continent" is inherently ambiguous and subject to different interpretations by different people. But it seems unlikely De Coubertin considered South America uninhabited; much more likely that North and South America were treated as one.
I vote for Rio, it will boost the infrastructure of a developing country like Brazil.
Spain is relatively rich country.It would have been more interesting if Brazil and Spain had to choose between Olympic and Football world cup. Cup of life vs event of huge private investment. Which one they would like to pick up?
If safety wasn't a big concern, i would stand for an African nation.
Anyway, my country will be organizing Commonwealth Games 2010 , let's keep fingers crossed for that too
"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times" - Bruce Lee
I can't believe somebody removed my post. I thought this was a multi cultural forum guess I was wrong as its only bi-cultural. That said, I'm going to defy the powers that be here and post a pic of b**bies again anyway.
check out those feet, you ever seen anything like that?
If anyone has a problem with what I post speak now - or forever hold your cheeks. I am almost up to a thousand posts, and have built up a lot of goodwill at this site and feel like I am at the cusp of moderatordom so I don't want to hurt my prospects by posting something which might be constructed to be "vulgar".
Joined: Jul 14, 2007
How I felt, when I realized my post(read:shrine) to b**bies of Rio had been dismantled!