Sydney 2000: Sports Pictograms

Designer: Saunders Design


The three boomerangs, which form the Millennium Man in the emblem as arms and legs, are also the main graphic element of the sports pictograms. The creative minds at Saunders Design created a total of 34 sports pictograms, one each for the 28 official sports plus six separate ones for specific disciplines. Not only the boom-erangs, but all elements bring the athletes to life in the pictograms and show the action and agility of their sport. But pictograms, as the perfect means of non-verbal, visual communication of all kinds of information, are not an invention of the present day – quite the opposite. Even in ancient times, people all over the world left pictorial information, which from today’s point of view allows the most valuable conclusions to be drawn about the life and culture of our oldest ancestors. This is especially true for the Aborigines, the Indigenous Australians, who are one of the oldest cultures in the world, with rich history and mythology.


ARCHERY

ATHLETICS

BADMINTON

BASEBALL

BASKETBALL


BEACH VOLLEYBALL

BOXING

CANOEING SLALOM

CANOEING SPRINT

CYCLING


DIVING

EQUESTRIAN

FENCING

FOOTBALL

GYMNASTICS ARTISTIC


GYMNASTICS RHYTHMIC

HANDBALL

HOCKEY

JUDO

MODERN PENTATHLON


ROWING

SAILING

SHOOTING

SOFTBALL

SWIMMING


SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING

TABLE TENNIS

TAEKWONDO

SOFTBALL

TRIATHLON


VOLLEYBALL

WATER POLO

WEIGHTLIFTING

WRESTLING