The five interlocking rings that make up the Olympic logo are one of the most recognizable symbols in the world.
The five continents referred to are Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and Oceana.
The ring colors on the white background represent the nations of the world. Every country in the world has at least one of these five colors on their flag (although they might be a different shade).
The other meaning is referenced at the end of the rule: the meeting of athletes.
All five rings are interconnected, symbolizing how the games bring the world together to compete.
"These five rings represent the five parts of the world now won over to the cause of olympism and ready to accept its fecund rivalries," Olympic Movement founder Pierre de Coubertin said of the symbol.