Why five rings of Olympics and why not seven depicting seven continents?

@JackRoy (243)
United States
November 1, 2010 4:11am CST
As far as my knowledge is concerned, I think five rings of Olympics depict the five continents. Why can't we have seven rings depicting seven continents? Any idea?
1 response
• India
1 Nov 10
As it says in the Olympic Charter, the five-ringed symbol "represents the union of the five continents and the meeting of athletes from throughout the world at the Olympic Games." The Olympic Rings,thus a Symbol that represents the 5 (inhabited) continents of the world: Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania/Australia.