The Evolution Of the Summer Olympics Logo Design From 1924 To 2016


The Olympics is coming to Great Britain London in summer 2012. The Olympics is the oldest worlds sporting event. The first Olympics took place 1986 in Greece. The logo design over the past century of the existence of the Olympics changed drastically as you can imagine. In the this post we are showcasing the evolution of Olympics logo from 1924 to 2016. 


Paris, France Olympics 1924 Logo olympic-paris-france-logo-design

Amsterdam, Netherlands Olympics 1928 Logoolympic-1928-logo-design

Los Angeles, United States Olympics 1932 Logoolympic-1932-logo-design

Berlin, Germany Olympics 1936 Logoolmypic-logo-1936-germany

Both 1940 and 1944 Olympics was cancelled because of world war 2

London, Great Britain Olympics 1948 Logo1948-olmypic-london-logo

Helsinki, Finland  Olympics 1952 Logohelenski-olmypic-logo-1952

Melbourne, Australia & Stockholm, Sweden Olympics 1956 Logo1956-olmypic-logo-design

Rome, Italy Olympics 1960 Logorome-italy-logo-design-1960

Tokyo, Japan 1964 Olympics Logotokyo-1964-olmypic-logo

Mexico City, Mexico Olympics 1968 Logomexico-1968

Munich, West Germany Olympics 1972 Logomunich-olmypic-logo-1972

Montreal, Canada Olympics 1976 Logo1976-olympic-logo-design

Moscow, Soviet Union Olympics 1980 Logo1980-olympics-logo-design

Los Angeles, United States Olympics 1984 Logolos-angeles-logo-1984

Seoul, South Korea Olympics 1988 Logoseoul-olympics-logo-1988

Barcelona, Spain Olympics 1992 Logobarcelona-1992-olmypic

Atlanta, United States Olympics 1996 Logo1996-atlanta-olympic-logo-design

Sydney, Australia Olympics 2000 Logosydney-2000-logo-design

Athens, Greece 2004 Logoathens-logo2004

Beijing, China 2008 Logobejing-2008-logo-olmypic

London, Great Britain 2012 Logo2012-olympic-logo-design

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016 Logo2016-olympic-logo-design


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  • Joe

    Awesome logos! Thanks for sharing.

  • Domenico Eric Justo

    This last one is not the logo of Brazilian Olympic games, you have to update this!!!! That one is horrible compared to the official one.

  • lam bang hieu

    wao , i find that , that logos beautiful year by year

    , i like logo 2006 most

  • Clauber

    There’s another logo to Rio 2016. You presented the candidate city’s version.


  • Clauber

    Good job!

  • Kriss

    The first Olympic took place in Olympia, Greece in 776 BC, not in 1986

  • Sila Mahmud