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Sunday, June 9, 2024

#SportyPeachy #FrancePeachy #ParisPeachy @LaTourEiffel @Paris2024 Olympic Rings on The Eiffel Tower!

In fewer than 50 days, the eyes of the world will be on Paris and France as they host the 3rd Summer Games in their history, 100 years on. With less than two months to go before the event, the Host City continues to put on the Games colors, with the Olympic Rings being installed on the Eiffel Tower early this morning.

"In the world of the Games, we call these giant Rings “Spectaculars”, and I can’t think of anything more spectacular than the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower is Paris, it's the face of France. We wanted to offer a sight to remember,” says Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024.

Each edition of the Games sees the Olympic Rings placed in an iconic location of the host city: Tower Bridge in London in 2012, Madureira Park in Rio in 2016, Odaiba Bay in Tokyo in 2021.

With these Olympic Rings, the Eiffel Tower will become even more central to the Paris 2024 Games. The Eiffel Tower will be the setting for competitions at the Eiffel Tower Stadium (beach volleyball), the Arena Champ de Mars (judo, wrestling) and the Pont d'Iéna (road cycling). The ‘Iron Lady’ will also be at the heart of the celebrations for the Games' champions, as the backdrop to the Champions’ Park at the Trocadéro. The Tower also inspired the design of the podiums and the medals, each containing a piece of its original iron.

During the night of 6 to 7 June, teams from ArcelorMittal, a Paris 2024 Official Partner, worked together with the Société d'Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel (The Eiffel Tower Operating Company) and Paris 2024 to carry out this high-precision assembly on the monument. Four cranes were necessary to hoist these gigantic Olympic Rings (29 metres wide and 13 metres high), and around thirty people were mobilised.

Today, fewer than 50 days before the Games, the symbol of the Games adorns the symbol of France and Paris.

About Paris 2024
The mission of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 Organising Committee, in accordance with the host city contract signed between the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Comité National Olympique et Sportif Français (CNOSF – French National Olympic and Sporting Committee) and the Ville de Paris municipal authorities, is to plan, organise, fund and deliver the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024.

The Olympic and Paralympic Games are the greatest sporting event in the world, with unparalleled media impact. They bring together 10,500 Olympic athletes and 4,400 Paralympic athletes, respectively from 206 and 182 delegations, across five continents. They are watched by over 13 million spectators and 4 billion television viewers across the world, across a total of over 100,000 hours of TV broadcasting. They are without equal in sporting, economic and cultural events throughout the world, and this power helps to further their impact.

Set up in January 2018, Paris 2024 is headed by Tony Estanguet, three-time Olympic champion. It is run by a Board of Directors, on which sit all the founding members of the project: the CNOSF, Ville de Paris, the French Government, the Île-de-France regional authority, the CPSF, the Métropole du Grand Paris, the Conseil départemental de Seine Saint-Denis, representatives of the local authorities involved in the Games, civil society and corporate partners.

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