Weekly Flag Challenge #257 Voting

Which flag is best?

  • Entry 1 - Pan Spanish Team

    Votes: 5 31.3%
  • Entry 2 - Slovaczech Olympic Committee flag

    Votes: 9 56.3%
  • Entry 3 - Pan-Cuban Sports Flag (Bandera Deportiva Pancubana)

    Votes: 2 12.5%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .
FLAG CHALLENGE #257: Faster, Higher, Stronger

At the 1992 Olympics, the South African team performed under a specially designed flag; The Republic of China has been using the Chinese Taipei Olympic flag since 1981; there were Australasia and the United Team of Germany with their own flags and so on.
The challenge is to create a flag used during the Olympic Games for a team that for some reason is unable or unwilling to use its national flag.

Entry 1 said:
Pan Spanish Team


As relations thaw on the Spanish Peninsula a growing number of competitors from the 2 divisions of the former Empire have begun competing under a single flag rather than their own, more divisive, national flags.
The flag consists of a diagonal tricolour blue red gold each fimbriated with a white stripe. Reminiscent of the old federalist movement it is instead a mashup of the vertical blue white red flag of the Manuellian United Kingdom of Spain in the west and the horizontal red white gold of the Union of Spanish Republics. A white circle replaces where the armillary sphere would be as a symbol of peace.
Entry 2 said:
Slovaczech Olympic Committee flag

In early 1984, with the death of Yuri Andropov, Konstantin Chernenko came to power. Unlike in our TL, Chernenko’s health was slightly worse and after only a month as General Secretary he also died. He was still seceded by Mikhail Gorbachev, with the strong support of Andrei Gromyko. But at this time there was a bit more hesitancy and backroom infighting before he was voted in by the Politburo.
Because of the infighting in the Soviet Union, reformists in Czecholslovakia pushed for stronger changes. Gustáv Husák accepted a few of those changes.
While the Soviet Union would still not send athletes to the 84 Olympics, Husák was pushed into sending Czechoslovakian athletes to the games under a flag similar to the concept of the Taipei flag that Taiwan used. Calling newly organized group the Slovaczech Olympic Committee their athletes would attend the 84 Olympics games with their Romanian compatriots.

The Slovaczech Olympic Committee flag is carried with a vertical hoist to help further differentiate it from the flag of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic. The overall design is similar to the CSR flag in elements. The five-ringed symbol of the Olympic Games in blue sits near the hoist, while the coat of arms of Slovakia sits beneath within the shield of the Czech coat of arms. Red, gradiated vertical stripes are in place to invoke the CSR flag but also represent motion of their athletes.

Entry 3 said:
Pan-Cuban Sports Flag (Bandera Deportiva Pancubana)

In a scenario where Cuba is divided into two antagonizing countries, the capitalist North (Havana) and the Communist South (Oriente), both countries sent their own delegations in the every international sports competition since 1960. However, by the beginning of the 21st century, the relationship between the two Cubas warmed up a bit, one of which is cooperation in sports development. Thus, in some occasions the two Cubans compete under a single, unified team.

The flag of the pan-Cuban sports team is simple: A white field with a green map of Cuba at the center, symbolizing the hope among both North and South Cubans of reunifying peacefully in the future. The said flag is sometimes applied in pan-American, Carribean and Olympics, the most recent of which was in Rio 2016.

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