Paralympic Games - 2012

 Paralympic Symbol

(Three Agitos)

at

The Mound

 

The Mound

Paralympic Symbol

After the Olympic Games in London came to an end in mid-August 2012, the Olympic Rings were removed from their position on the mound and replaced by the symbol (below) for the Paralympic Games  -  three agitos*, coloured red, blue and green. 

These colours and the white background that they usually appear against are the most common colours seen on flags around the world.

* Agito ('I move' in Latin) = a symbol of movement in the shape of an asymmetrical crescent.

Acknowledgement

Details of the Paralympic symbol above have been taken from the Wikipedia Paralympic Symbols web site - a site that also shows the symbols that have been used in earlier Paralympic Games.

Photo 1

Looking up The Mound towards the Paralympic Symbol

Symbol for the 2012 Paralympic Games  -  The Mound, Edinburgh

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                         Photograph taken August 28, 2012

Photo 2

Looking up The Mound towards the Paralympic Symbol

Symbol for the 2012 Paralympic Games  -  The Mound, Edinburgh

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                         Photograph taken August 28, 2012

Photo 3

Zoom-in to the Flower Bed and Paralympic Symbol.

  Mound Place leading up the hill to the right to Edinburgh Castle is in the background.

Symbol for the 2012 Paralympic Games  -  The Mound, Edinburgh

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                         Photograph taken August 28, 2012

Photo 4

Zoom-in further to the Flower Bed and Paralympic Symbol.

  Mound Place leading up the hill to the right to Edinburgh Castle is in the background.

Symbol for the 2012 Paralympic Games  -  The Mound, Edinburgh

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                         Photograph taken August 28, 2012

 

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