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Flags of sports organizations are an essential and obligatory attribute of the Olympic Games, as well as sports competitions, meetings of heads of sports and Olympic directions from different countries, and international sports conferences.

Even though white cloths represent all flags of sports organizations, the images placed on them have a particular meaning and hidden symbolism of this country or continent. On our website, you will find brief information about what the colors and symbols depicted on the flags of sports organizations from around the world mean.

Application options for sports organizations are pretty broad. They can be used both outdoors and indoors. Such flags are fixed on stadiums' facades and sports organizations' buildings. They are installed on flagpoles near sports facilities and hotels and during sports competitions, marathons, festivals, and awards. Trendy is the installation of flags on the premises of sports stores and in gyms. We order flags of sports organizations for various Ukrainian sports clubs, sections, schools, universities/colleges of physical culture and sports. Flags can often be seen at sporting events, matches, and duels at international levels.

Flag and sporting events in stadiums

The flag, that piece of cloth with solid symbolism, has always been closely associated with the world of sports. Customized in the colors of a country, a group, an association, or any other group, the flag is ubiquitous during sporting events. A vector of enthusiasm, belonging, and pride, it is the perfect medium to convey the values of sports. Often you can see the proposals of sports organizations in online sports betting. For example, necessarily uses the symbolism of specific teams to indicate convenient orientation on the site.

What types of flags are used in the world of sports?

  • Country flags. On the occasion of international competitions, the Olympics, to pay tribute to the team you're hosting by making your country's colors flutter in the wind... There are many opportunities to highlight a nation's colors in the sports world.
  • Custom flags for teams and other organizations. Each team has its logo, visual identity, and coat of arms printed on numerous stands, including the flag. This customization allows it to display its colors in all cases.
  • The flag of the Olympic Games. The Olympic rings flag is undoubtedly the best tool to represent the spirit of sport. It symbolizes both unity and brotherhood. Each of the five rings tells a continent. The colors represent all the world nations, as at least one of them (including the white background) appears on each country's flag.

The flag inside the stadium

When we think of the fan flag, our imagination immediately conjures up images of crowds of fans in the stands waving flags of their team's colors. Did you know the flag to be supported is called the Tifosi flag or ""tifo""?

There are many models of Tifosi, from the smallest to the largest, which can be waved in stadiums:

  • The flag can be made of several materials and different sizes.
  • The printed surface of the flag can be textile or paper.
  • The pole can be untreated wood or wood covered with plastic film. For waving flags, a lantern pole is made of plastic.

Whichever model you choose, the surface of your flag is printed in high resolution on large-format printers specifically designed for textiles.

Some supporters also prefer to buy a horizontal pole flag. Stitched with an edge and fitted with reinforcing tape on the left side, the flag does not necessarily have a shaft, as its original purpose is to be attached to the mast. It can then be folded to put in a bag without taking up too much space.

Interesting facts about the Olympic flag

The Olympic flag, like the Olympic flame, is one of the symbols of the world's major sporting events. The French sports and public figure Baron de Coubertin created the flag in 1913. More history of the origin and distribution of this symbol will tell you interesting facts about the Olympic flag.

1. The Olympic flag consists of five intertwined rings of different colors on a white background. Contrary to the popular belief that each color symbolizes the five parts of the world, the rings do not represent a particular continent. The colors have been chosen so that one or more colors indicate the national colors of all the world's countries.

2. The Olympic banner was first used at the Antwerp Summer Olympics in 1920.

3. The very first Olympic flag, made before 1920, is now kept in the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

4. The Olympic flag is raised at the opening and lowered at the closing. The representative of the city where the competition was held then hands the flag to the IOC president, and the president gives the flag to the town's mayor where the next Olympic Games will be held.

5. At the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the image of the Olympic flag underwent a significant change. The rings were arranged in a row, and above them was a picture of an eagle, which seemed to hold those rings in its paws.

6. In the 1948 postwar Olympics, which followed a 12-year hiatus, the Olympic emblem and rings were black and white.

7. The Olympic rings depicted on the flag became not only a symbol of the Olympics but also a kind of merchandise. So before the Beijing Olympics in 2008, 12 critical sponsors of the International Olympic Committee bought the rights to use the Olympic rings in their products for a total of $866 million.

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