Design Proposal for the XXV Olympic Games, Barcelona 1992
The Olympic flame is the symbolic representation of the sacred fire that initiates at Olympia every 4 years. Barcelona 1992 is represented in this symbol by the Olympic flame, as identifier of the Olympic movement and the hand of friendship to the world; showing its fingers as the crowning glory of the athletes on their way to victory and high performance. Their aims are represented by the ascending lines, they are direct, simple and convincing, interpreting the Olympic motto: “Citius Attius Fortius”.
The spherical form within the symbol suggests the Spanish sun and the linear waves in the bottom represents the Mediterranean Sea. The vertical ascending lines describe also the architectonic structure of the city of Barcelona. Its shape reminds us of the well know Sanctuary of the Holy Family by Gaudi.