Montréal 1976: Sports Pictograms

Designer: Gerhard Joksch & Otl Aicher


The COJO, the Organising Committee of Montreal 1976, planned to adopt the pictograms of Munich 1972 for its own Games. On 22 October 1974, the IOC approved Canada’s proposal at its 75th Session in Vienna. The sports pictograms for judo, wrestling, sailing and basketball show minor changes in comparison to 1972, which the Organising Committee also communicated by means of the press release illustrated below; however, the most visible changes were made to the judo pictogram, which differs strongly from its Munich predecessor.







BOXING

FOOTBALL

JUDO

ATHLETICS

ROWING

GYMNASTICS

WRESTLING

ARCHERY

CANOEING

CYCLING

WEIGHTLIFTING

SWIMMING

VOLLEYBALL

BASKETBALL

EQUESTRIAN

HANDBALL

MODERN PENTATHLON

YACHTING

FENCING

HOCKEY

SHOOTING