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Graphic shows the Paris 2024 Olympic torch.

PARIS 2024

Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic torch

By Duncan Mil

April 16, 2024 - July 26, 2024 - Three symbols of the Paris Games - Equality, Water and Peacefulness - inspired Designer Mathieu Lehanneur, who has designed an all-weather torch that burns renewable propane.

On Tuesday, July 25, in the headquarters of the Organising Committee, president of Paris 2024 Tony Estanguet, designer Lehanneur, and production partner ArcelorMittal presented the torch.

“Following our logic of building bridges between the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the latter already shares the same emblem and mascot as the former. At Paris 2024, we will also have a single torch design,” Estanguet told reporters.

“This object embodies every edition of the Games,” he continued during the press conference. “When we look back at history, every torch is more beautiful than the others, each one with its own uniqueness. Every country tries to showcase its creativity and we can see that. It’s an aesthetic object that says something.”

After being lit by the rays of the sun in Olympia, Greece, on April 16, 2024, the Olympic flame will be carried by 10,000 people during the Olympic torch relay.

After travelling thousands of kilometres, the torch will light the Olympic cauldron at the Opening Ceremony of the next Games on July 26.

The Paris Olympic Games will occur from July 26 to August 11, 2024, while the Paralympic Games are planned from August 28 to September 8.

PUBLISHED: 26/07/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Picture: Lionel Gasperini