Largest human image of the Olympic rings: Hamburg breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
HAMBURG, Germany -- Residents of Hamburg, Germany, one of 5 cities up for the 2024 Olympic bid, gathered together ahead of a November 29th public vote on the bid in order to create the giant Olympic rings; 6,211 people formed the giant rings, setting the new world record for the largest human image of the Olympic rings,
according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: 17,000 Hamburg residents showed their enthusiasm for the 2024 Olympic Games in the Stadtpark Hamburg by forming five huge interlinking rings in the Olympic colours, thereby creating a gigantic 300x300 metre picture that could even be detected by satellite. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest human image of a bicycle consists of 794 people, achieved by Silloth-on-Solway Community (UK) in Silloth-on-Solway, Cumbria, UK, on 8 September 2015.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest human image of a bottle; it was achieved by 664 people during an event organised by Coca Cola HBC (Italy), in Nogara, Italy, on 12 September 2015. The previous Guinness World Records world record was that of 3,206 people in Great Britain who created the rings prior to the 2012 Games.
In February 2015, numerous Hamburg residents already demonstrated how much they want the Olympic Games, when more than 20,000 people formed a sea of lights with countless torches in the rain around the Inner Alster Lake in the city centre.
Hamburg's locals have now expressed their Olympic enthusiasm by choosing the rings as a symbol of solidarity, tolerance, support and integration.
Hamburg will apply to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2024 on behalf of Germany as a whole. T