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Tower of Rings

 

 

 

The Tower Bridge has had a makeover with the Olympic Rings. All very Fascinating!


The Olympic motto is the hendiatris Citius, Altius, Fortius, which is Latin for "Faster, Higher, Stronger". The motto was proposed by Pierre de Coubertin on the creation of theInternational Olympic Committee in 1894.


A more informal but well known motto, also introduced by De Coubertin, is "The most important thing is not to win but to take part!" De Coubertin got this motto from a sermon by the Bishop of Pennsylvania during the 1908 London Games.

 

LONDON 2012

Tower of Rings

 

 

 

The Tower Bridge has had a makeover with the Olympic Rings. All very Fascinating!


The Olympic motto is the hendiatris Citius, Altius, Fortius, which is Latin for "Faster, Higher, Stronger". The motto was proposed by Pierre de Coubertin on the creation of theInternational Olympic Committee in 1894.


A more informal but well known motto, also introduced by De Coubertin, is "The most important thing is not to win but to take part!" De Coubertin got this motto from a sermon by the Bishop of Pennsylvania during the 1908 London Games.

 

LONDON 2012

comments (8)

Wonderful images - I love how your colors come through. Great info too Savo! Thanks!
  • Chris
  • United States
  • 3 Aug 2012, 07:55
This was a simple but very effective notion SAVO
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Aug 2012, 08:08
I LOVE the Olympic rings hanging on Tower Bridge and was asking Astrid the other day if they will remain as a permanent reminder for future generations to see? I wonder?! The Games have been WONDERFUL thus far, SAVO. You can be very proud to be hosting them in your great city. I remember when they were in Atlanta in 1996 while I lived there. You never forget it.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 3 Aug 2012, 11:13
This looks very impressive SAVO and I did not know that this existed so thank you for showing it.
The rings look good on tower bridge. There have been some great moments during the games so far
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Aug 2012, 19:17
"The most important thing is not to win but to take part!" True, very true. I wonder all the time about the stories of the "also rans". What it took to get there and then 15 years later in a bar - you know what, I have participated at the Olympics 19xx. So what? buy your own drinks!

Life can be sordid, especially when I go into reality mood.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Aug 2012, 06:10
Nice!

But I like the newly forged ones...from the opening ceremony...better, SAVO.
I must check into more of your 2012 pix.

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