The Friday Photos: Olympic Rings

TimW
By TimW Last edited 74 months ago
The Friday Photos: Olympic Rings
A tribute to Sir Chris, or Bradley Wiggins perhaps, by acornuser
A tribute to Sir Chris, or Bradley Wiggins perhaps, by acornuser
Everyone's favourite bit of the Opening Ceremony, by Julia Ramsden
Everyone's favourite bit of the Opening Ceremony, by Julia Ramsden
Rings on the move, by Hoosier Sands
Rings on the move, by Hoosier Sands
Mandeville outside the Tower, by mattomatto
Mandeville outside the Tower, by mattomatto
Bless their cottons - waiting for the torch in Tooting Bec, by McTumshie
Bless their cottons - waiting for the torch in Tooting Bec, by McTumshie
Road Race, The Mall, by Stephen Walford
Road Race, The Mall, by Stephen Walford
Peak-a-boo outside the Basketball Arena, by michald
Peak-a-boo outside the Basketball Arena, by michald
A lovely night shot of Tower Bridge, by David Bank
A lovely night shot of Tower Bridge, by David Bank
Hyde Park, by Simon K
Hyde Park, by Simon K
Olympic Tyres, by RobBeer
Olympic Tyres, by RobBeer

The Golden Arches may be the most ubiquitous logo in the Olympic Park but the Olympic flag is pretty important too. The iconic rings — designed in 1922 by modern games founder, the marvellously-named Baron Pierre de Coubertin — represent the five inhabited continents of the world.

The rings have been used in various guises in the run-up to the games, nowhere more memorably than the Opening Ceremony, where they were forged in the Industrial Revolution scene (here captured by Julie Ramsden).

The rings hanging on Tower Bridge, meanwhile, apparently glowed last night in celebration of all those gold medals. We're going to miss them when they depart for Rio.

All images from the Londonist Flickr Pool, credit to: Hoosier Sands, acornuser, David Bank, Simon K, mattomatto, michald, Stephen Walford, Julie Ramsden, McTumshie and RobBeer.

Last Updated 03 August 2012