As February draws to a close, we at Brook international remain excited about the coming months of 2023 and our upcoming projects.
As our customers will know, we produce and supply quality fabric, enabling our customers to craft flags for a variety of different occasions. The history behind the flags of different countries, events and communities makes for interesting reading, so for this month’s newsletter, we have compiled a list of different facts about flags that will leave you wanting to know more!
The Olympic Flag
In 1920, the first Olympic flag suddenly went missing at the end of the games for 77 years. Until 101-year-old ex-Olympian, Hal Haig Prieste finally revealed in an interview that he had stolen the flag as a prank after the games and popped it in his luggage, where it remained in hiding until his 1997 revelation. He returned the flag to the International Olympic Committee 3 years later during the 2000 Olympics. The committee presented him with a plaque thanking him for “donating” the flag that he had stolen from them all those years ago.
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