For the first time, all Olympic and Paralympic sports will be individually represented by an iconic graphic symbol
Rio 2016 made its contribution to a rich Olympic and Paralympic tradition today, when it launched its sport pictograms (Check it out!). Since Tokyo 1964, each edition of the Games has depicted the sports on its programme through iconic graphic symbols that reflect the culture of the host nation.
“For the first time, all Olympic and Paralympic sports are individually represented,” said Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman. “This is one of our unique contributions to the history of the Games.”
The pictograms allow people from all parts of the world to immediately identify sports and are used to guide and inform the public, for example in venue signposting and on tickets.