Symbols in Sports

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Olympic and Soccer Logos and Mascots

Blissymbolics Dictionary - Sports
Boxing, croquet, fish, fishing, football, soccer, handball, to play football, sport, wrestling, ball, bat, flag, helmet, and more.

Corporate Games - Logo & Sport Symbols
The logo's central roundel represents the global scope of the Worldwide Corporate Games Community and, in particular, the World Corporate Games.

Native American mascot controversy
The propriety of using Native American mascots and images in sports has been a topic of debate in the United States and Canada since the 1960s. Americans have had a history of drawing inspiration from native peoples and "playing Indian" that dates back at least to the 18th century.
Paralympic symbols   

Sports Symbols at
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MLB flags
NFL Flags
NBA Polyester team flags
MLS Team Banners
NASCAR Flags and Banners
NHL Team Flags
NCAA College Flags and Banners

Chinese Symbols Database - Chinese symbols for sports
American football, athlete, backfielder, badminton, baseball, basketball, brave fighter, break record, broad jump, bungee jumping, challenger, competition, cricket, dance, dancer, discipline, discus, dodge ball.

Gang Identification Sports Team Logos - (PDF)

Paralympic Symbol & Motto
The new Paralympic Symbol consists of three elements in red, blue and green - the three colours that are most widely represented in national flags around the world.

Virtual museum dedicted to education of the history of sports logos and sports uniforms.


Olympic Symbols

Beijing unveils Olympic symbols for 2008 Games
The Beijing Olympic Games organization committee released a set of symbols representing each of the sports for the 2008 Games on Monday, one day before its two-year countdown to the opening ceremonies.

Olympic Symbols -
The symbol of the Olympic Games is composed of five interlocking rings, coloured blue, yellow, black, green, and red on a white field. This was originally designed in 1912 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games. These five rings stand for passion, faith, victory, work ethic, and sportsmanship.
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International Olympic Committee - Fotw
The Olympic flag was designed in 1913 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin as a flag for the Olympic Congress in Paris 1914 celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Olympic Movement.

What Do the Olympic Rings Symbolize?
The meaning of the Olympic Games' five interlocking rings is not at all black-and-white. The rings of blue, black, yellow, red and green, which make up one of the most recognized symbols in the world, traditionally represent the five different areas of the world involved in the Olympics.

Olympic Games Pictograms 1972 Munich
Thirty-four different languages are spoken in Europe alone. For this reason it was necessary for the OC in the interest of international visitors not to limit itself to verbal information, but rather to take advantage of the possibility of generally intelligible pictorial symbols.