Last week, I visited my friend in South Korea and I couldn’t help but notice PyeongChang 2018 symbols all over the place. This made me look into the history of Olympic logos; the oldest I could find was dated back to 1924. Well, I didn’t spend too much time Googling older ones, so if you find any other logo, please let me know and will add it to the list.
I did notice that Sochi has the first logo that features domain extensions in it (Sochi.ru). Most likely, we will see similar trends in the upcoming years. I was surprised that some of those logos use flat designs, which became popular only a few years ago. Olympics logos must be kept clean and easy to remember; so far, each country has done an amazing job with it.
Here goes the entire Olympic logo collection from 1924 to 2022. Which one is your favorite logo, and which one is the worst?
You might also want to look into Olympic poster collection.
Added Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic logo/symbol
Added Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic logo.
Replaced Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic emblem.