The Olympic Games are a sporting event that occurs every four years that involves competition between the world’s best athletes in almost every sporting discipline practiced on five continents.
The Olympic flag, one of the most recognized symbols in the world, depicts five intertwined rings on a white field, symbolizing the five continents. The colors chosen are present in the flags of all nations, so their combination symbolizes all countries, while the intertwining of the rings represents the universality of the Olympic spirit.
The name Olympic Games was chosen to recall the ancient Olympic Games that took place in Ancient Greece at the city of Olympia, in which the best Greek athletes competed.
The Ancient Olympic Games were athletic and religious celebrations, held every four years in the city of Olympia, Greece, historically from 776 BC to 393 AD.
In ancient times, a total of 292 editions of the Olympic Games were held. During these Olympics, wars were suspended by a truce and were also used by various Greek-speaking historians as a chronological reference to date the events.
Baron Pierre de Coubertin at the end of the 19th century had the idea of organizing games similar to those of ancient Greece.
In the silence of a substantially empty Olympic Stadium, the 2020 Tokyo Games kick off after a year of waiting.
A spectacle with an Italian brand, signed by Marco Balich.
Naomi Osaka, tennis player, lights the Olympic tripod, after Emperor Nahruhito had declared the Olympics open.
A profound choreography from the first minutes: an athlete runs at home, due to lockdown, on her treadmill; another trains on the rowing machine.
Alone, the athletes enter isolated, remembering that each one had to train on his own, often at home, to be able to be present.
Then the reconstruction, a piece of wood after another, with the work of the whole world to succeed in realizing a dream that seemed madness: to build with that wood, piece after piece, the five circles.