It was revealed Monday that Krakow’s 2022 Olympic bid logo design incorporates both folk and urban elements, as events for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games are to be divided between Krakow and the Tatra Mountains of Poland and Slovakia.
The logo is in Krakow’s official colours of blue and white, and the main motif is the so-called parzenica, a ubiquitous folk symbol from the Polish highlands. Deputy Mayor Magdalena Sroka said Monday, “who fails to think of the Tatras when looking at the parzenica”.
In the centre of the design there is a square which symbolizes Krakow’s Main Market Square. Krakow’s mayor said, “if Krakow hosts the Winter Olympics,, then the medal ceremonies will be on the Main Market Square”.
Krakow has invested 80,000 zloty (18,950 euro) on the logo.
Krakow, along with Almaty Kazakhstan, Beijing China, Lviv Ukraine ans Oslo Norway submitted applications to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last week. The IOC will choose a shortlist in July and declare a winner in July 2015.
The Krakow 2022 website can be accessed at krakow2022.org