Last modified: 2019-05-22 by zoltán horváth
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image by Tomislav ipek, 25 January 2018
Each NOC adopts an emblem, and presumably adopts a flag as well. The website of the IOC lists all NOCs, including their emblems. Below descriptions of a few known NOC flags are given. In general, NOCs will probably form their flag by placing their emblem on an Olympic white background.
NOCs are all members of the Association of National Olympic Committees
(ANOC), which was established in June 1979 and is also split among five
- Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (black ring)
- Pan American Sports Organization (red ring)
- Olympic Council of Asia (yellow ring)
- European Olympic Committees (green ring)
- Oceania National Olympic Committees (red ring)
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_of_National_Olympic_Committees and http://www.en.acnolympic.org/art.php?id=20030
The logo features each regional Olympic Committee association/federation's logo inside a ring, as seen here.
(Source: http://www.acnolympic.org/ )
For the full list of recognized and unrecognized Olympic Committees (plus additional remarks on other Olympic Committees) are found here:
Esteban Rivera, 15 April 2012
The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC, ACNO in French) changed
their logo on May 20th, 2014. According to the press release at
the new logo consists of five ribbons, using the colors from the Olympic Rings,
and "reflects the dynamism of the organisation and the universality of its
global membership of 204 NOCs" with the way the ribbons form a globe. As such,
the flag also changed to use the new logo (example at
Zachary Harden, 4 August 2016
image by Tomislav ipek, 25 January 2018
There is a former version of ANOC/ACNO flag:
Please note that there are previous emblems of EOC, ANCOA and ONOC (in blue, black and green rings).
Zoltan Horvath, 24 April 2012
Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa logo is shown at
Wikipedia and at
http://www.africaolympic.org/Anoca-logo.gif. Sadly, I could not find a flag.
According to National Olympic Committee Wikipedia page, Africa is rather blue, black being Asia. (And yellow the Americas, red for Oceania, and green for Europe.)
Anyway, it would be interesting, vexillologically, if these five colors were used on the flags of the continental or national associations.
European Olympic Committees Logo at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:EOClogo.jpg, and at official website.
Oceania National Olympic Committees Logo at http://www.sportingpulse.com/pics/headers/346/onoc_header.jpg.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 April 2012
Alas, if falls unto my lot to point out the
blog, where the
image occurs, showing they do use it on a flag.
(Oh, and then ANOC president, Mario Vázquez Raña, is in the picture too.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 19 April 2012
flag is shown on their website white with logo and acronyms in
black below. No large image of the logo is available.
Eugene Ipavec, 22 April 2012
The lower edges seem to confirm "ACNO" being used at the bottom of the flag.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 22 April 2012
image by Zachary Harden, 16 September 2016
This picture from
shows that for the older ANOC flag, there was no text underneath. As such, I was
able to find a vector image from https://www.olympic.org/olympic-solidarity
and turned it into an image.
Zachary Harden, 16 September 2016
image by H B, 12 May 2012
I am sending you also a picture of Putin standing by what seems to be an
Olympic flag. I did some search but coud not find it at the International
Olypmic Commmitte webpages or among the Russian sports flags.
H B, 12 May 2012
This is flag of Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) behind the
President. It is not a Russian related Olympic flag.
Zoltan Horvath, 14 May 2012