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Can I use the Olympic rings?

The Olympic rings are the exclusive property of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). They are a mark protected around the world and cannot be used without the IOC's prior written consent.

You can send a detailed request to legal@olympic.org which must include the below information:

  • Who is making the request? Name, full address, telephone and/or fax number, e-mail address. Organisation, company, museum or individual.
  • Which content is concerned? (texts, images or films)
  • How will the content be used? Private use (no broadcasting), school work, group activities, exhibition, production/broadcasting

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Olympic documents

Visit the Olympic.org documents repository to find a list of all documents published on this website. This section contains the major reports, studies, publications and information regarding the Olympic Movement.

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Olympic studies

The IOC Olympic Studies Centre is the world source of reference for Olympic knowledge. As an integral part of the IOC, we are uniquely placed to provide the most accurate, relevant and up-to-date information on Olympism.

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