I'm looking for an 8-letter word. What's the word?

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                      In between, from left to right: B___Y_____B____G____R__

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The concealed 8-letter word is:

OLYMPICS - a sporting event 'only for the top [athletes]' (as per the title).

The circles...

...represent 'rings'. The logo of the Olympic games comprises an arrangement of 5 coloured rings.

The dots...

...are the centre-points of the rings in question. Arranging five rings accordingly (with overlap) creates the basic logo structure.

And as for B___Y_____B____G____R__

...these are the initial letters of the colours used in the logo from left to right: BLUE, YELLOW, BLACK, GREEN and RED.

Putting all this information together gives us the picture at the centre of this puzzle:

Olympic rings logo

  • $\begingroup$ I was confused as to why there are 10 rings in the picture 🤔 $\endgroup$ May 4, 2023 at 10:51
  • $\begingroup$ @LukasRotter Ditto. I think it's just obfuscation, as using the correct number of them would probably be an absolutely instant giveaway... $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    May 4, 2023 at 10:52
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, that was exactly why I chose ten, would've been too obvious otherwise. Looks like it still was pretty obvious though :D Nice speed and well done! $\endgroup$ May 4, 2023 at 10:58

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