As we approach the Olympics y Paris 2024 Paralympics, An important detail has been revealed that adds a touch of magic to the competition: each medal winner will take home not only a symbol of triumph, but also a piece of French history.
The medals that will be awarded this summer will contain a fragment of one of the most emblematic monuments in France: the Eiffel Tower.
Tony Estanguet, president of the Paris 2024 Organizing Committee, has highlighted the union of the traditional precious metals of the medals with the most iconic metal of France.
This combination not only symbolizes the union between sport and French culture but also offers athletes a tangible connection to the host city.
The medals, works of art in themselves, have been created by Chaumet, a world-renowned jewelry house.
The iron incorporated in these medals comes from previous renovations of the Eiffel Tower, ensuring that each piece carries with it a part of Parisian history.
On the back of the Olympic medals, Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, located between the Acropolis and the Eiffel Tower, in a nod to the Olympic heritage and the modernity of Paris.
Unique symbol of a dream come true.
The ultimate reward for a victory or a podium finish!
They carry in their hearts a current fragment of the Eiffel Tower.
Here are the #Paris2024 Olympic and Paralympic medals.@Olympics @Paralympics pic.twitter.com/08VLwyVwq6
- Paris 2024 (@ Paris2024) February 8, 2024
Paralympic medals, on the other hand, pay tribute to Louis Braille, the French inventor of the reading and writing system for the visually impaired, including the “Paris 2024” emblem in Braille.
The Olympic Games will run from July 26 to August 11, with the men's and women's individual competitions scheduled for July 30 and 31, respectively, and the mixed relay set for August 5.
The Paralympic Games will take place from August 28 to September 8, with the paratriathlon taking place on September 1 and 2.
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