Last modified: 2003-08-09 by juan manuel gabino villascán
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Each NOC adopts an emblem, and presumably adopts a flag as well. The website of the IOC lists all NOCs, including their emblems. Below descriptions of a few known NOC flags are given. In general, NOCs will probably form their flag by placing their emblem on an Olympic white background.
The New Zealand Olympic Committee uses a flag
like the Olympic flag with in base a white silver fern leaf outlined
in black overlapping the yellow and green rings.
The emblem of the Portuguese Olympic Committee
is the Olympic symbol with the 'Quinas' superimposed on the lower
rings. The 'quinas' are the devices in the center of the
Portuguese Coat of Arms, that is, the white
shield with five blue shields within, each with five white dots.
The South African NOC uses an emblem of Olympic
rings above crossed olive branches. Above the rings two lines of text
spell the name "South Africa".
The Catalan autonomous government is striving for a Catalan NOC,
independent of the Spanish NOC. This may be the reason why, at the
Pyrenean stage of the Tour the France on 10 july 2000, a spectator
could be seen waving an Olympic flag lengthened ca. 1/4 of its length
with the Catalan yellow and red stripes.
International Olympic Committee Website, July 2000
2 James Dignan, 15 December 1997
3 Jorge Candeias, 14 December 1997
4 Roy Stilling, 21 July 1996
5 Santiago Dotor, 17 July 2000