The Paralympic symbol - What does the Agitos mean?
What does the Agitos mean?
Everybody knows what the Olympic Rings stand for. But what do you know about the #Agitos, the Paralympic symbol?
The Paralympic Symbol (three Agitos) consists of three elements in red, blue and green – the three colours that are most widely represented in national flags around the world.
The three Agitos (from the Latin meaning “I move”) encircling a central point symbolise motion, emphasise the role of the Paralympic Movement in bringing athletes together from all corners of the world to compete.
The symbol also reflects the Paralympic Motto, “Spirit in Motion,” representing the strong will of every Paralympian.
The Paralympic Symbol also emphasises the fact that Paralympic athletes are constantly inspiring and exciting the world with their performances: always moving forward and never giving up.
The current Paralympic symbol, launched at the Closing Ceremony of the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.