Life-Sized Olympic Rings To Go On “Rings Across America Tour” Ahead of Tokyo Summer Games

5 intersected rings. 5 colors.

Presented to the public for the first time in 1913, the Olympic Rings have become an important symbol of the Olympic Movement. The rings represent a union of the continents the athletes are from (Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America). The symbol that we have now is based on a design originally created by Pierre de Coubertin. The slightly tweaked design we have now was officially finalized by the International Olympic Committee in 1957.

This month, a life-sized version will be going on a “Rings Across America Tour” ahead of the Tokyo Summer Games. The Rings will make their debut at UniversalCityWalk at Universal Studios Hollywood during the Fourth of July weekend between July 3rd – 4th. Los Angeles will host the Summer Games in 2028. Other stops include Chicago (July 9), Miami (July 13), Universal Studios Florida (July 16 – 17), Washington, D.C. (July 19 – 20), and New York City (July 23 – 25).

QUICK FUN FACTS ABOUT THE TOUR

  • The Rings will go on an 8,000 miles road trip across the country in the weeks leading up to the Opening Ceremonies on Friday, July 23rd.
  • The Rings will visit 25 states along the way, totaling over 125 hours of drive time.
  • Standing 13 feet off the ground, the Rings and mobile platform weigh more than 12,000 gold medals.

If you’re an Olympic fan, the Tokyo Games will actually run from July 23rd – August 8th. To learn more about the Rings Across America Tour, please click here. Are the Rings coming to a town near you? Let us know in the comments below!

P.S. This is a specific Olympic Games article. The Paralympic Games will run from August 24th – September 5th. You can learn more about the Paralympic Movement here. Their symbol is different.