This was first used as the logo for the Seoul 1988 Paralympics, which were the first Paralympics held in the same city as the Olympics since 1964 which is the formula once to today. The International Olympic Committee deemed this logo too similar to the Olympic Rings to serve as the International Paralympics Committee logo and requested they change it.
Based on the former logo, the altered logo's colours were chosen because they are the three most commonly used colours on national flags. It was used from the Lillehammer 1994 winter games up to the Athens 2004 summer games when the new logo had taken effect.
This logo is derived from the latin term Agitos which means "I move". The three agitos encircle a central point which symbolises motion and the meeting of athletes from across the world to compete. It was first used during the Torino 2006 winter games.