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Golf's first pictogram unveiled for 2016 Olympics

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BEIJING, CHINA - OCTOBER 6: Shanshan Feng kisses her trophy during the closing ceremony of the Reignwood LPGA Classic at Pine Valley Golf Club on October 6, 2013 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Etienne Oliveau/Getty Images)  - 

For the first time in Olympic history, each of the 41 Olympic and 23 Paralympic sports will be represented by a pictogram. These images first appeared in the 1948 London Olympics and primarily serve to represent each individual sport, so that the use of language is not needed given the fact the Olympics is a global event. 

Yesterday, the pictograms for the 2016 Rio Olympics were unveiled. With golf making its first Olympic appearance since 1904, this is the game’s first Olympic pictogram.