The logo shape primarily combines the following creative elements to bring it to life:
- The human element which is an interpretation of a head and hands to represent the athletes, officials, volunteers, spectators, and the communities within which the Games will occur.
- A play on the ‘letter G’ a literal reference to the Global Games.
- The circular shape promoting all that the Games represent inclusiveness, sense of community spirit and engagement.
The colours used within the emblem are represented by the host country. This is the only part of the Global Games logo that can be amended to suit the hosting Virtus Member’s goal and vision for the event.
Allowing the change of the emblem promotes the Virtus mission for inclusiveness, representing nationalities and people from all over the world to evoke a sense of inclusiveness.
About Virtus Global Games
Virtus Global Games is the pinnacle event for athletes with an intellectual impairment, to compete in elite sports. It is specifically designed to be conducted every four years, in the preceding year to the Paralympics.
The Virtus Global Games are the world’s largest elite sports event for athletes with an intellectual impairment.
Thousands of athletes from around the world gather every four years to compete for medals in sports including athletics, swimming, table tennis, rowing, basketball, futsal, tennis, taekwondo, and cycling. Demonstration events are also included at every edition. These reflect the most popular sports of the host nation not already on the Virtus programme.
Many athletes who have made their major international debut at the Global Games have gone on to win Paralympic titles. Virtus athletes in athletics, swimming and table tennis from the Global Games 2019 will represent their countries at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. The Virtus Global Games 2023 event will provide a world class platform for athletes with an intellectual impairment on the Journey to Paris 2024.