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El gráfico muestra el diseño de las medallas olímpicas de París 2024.
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PARÍS 2024

Los medallistas de París 2024 se llevarán a casa un trocito de la Torre Eiffel

By Jordi Bou

July 16, 2024 - August 11, 2024 - Las medallas Olímpicas de París contienen piezas originales de hierro de la Torre Eiffel, se trata de la primera vez que una ciudad sede incorpora partes de un monumento nacional.

Designed by jeweller Chaumet, the 18-gram hexagon tokens, representing the shape of France, are made of iron from past refurbishments of the Tower stored for years in a warehouse whose location is secret.

The back of the medals features the Greek goddess of victory, Nike, charging forward, with the Acropolis to one side and the Eiffel Tower to the other.

Medals for the Paralympics feature a view of the Eiffel Tower from underneath, and are stamped with Paris 2024 in braille, in tribute to Frenchman Louis Braille, who invented the reading and writing system for visually impaired people.

The 5,084 medals are produced by France’s mint, the Monnaie de Paris.

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PUBLISHED: 12/02/2024; STORY: Graphic News
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