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100 Years of the Olympic Flag! ©IOC/Christopher Furlong The Olympic flag – one of the most recognisable symbols of the Olympic Games – is celebrating its centenary this year. The flag was created for the Olympic Jubilee Congress in 1914 in Paris in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Olympic Movement. The interlocking rings were first drawn by Pierre de Coubertin – the founder of the modern Olympic Games – on a letter in July 1913. Soon after, the rings made their debut on the first Olympic flag, which was raised in Alexandria’s Chatby stadium at a sporting event commemorating 20