Paris 2024 has revealed the medals for the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Paris 2024 team say the medals represent the creativity of Paris 2024 with an exceptional concept: the meeting of the most wanted object of the Games with the iconic symbol of France and Paris, the Eiffel Tower.
Each medallist will receive a piece of original iron from the Eiffel Tower placed at the heart of their medal. To create their design, Paris 2024 called on its Athletes’ Commission and the expertise of Chaumet, a LVMH Group company and Premium Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024.
Paris 2024 announced the news in the presence of Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024 and three-time Olympic champion; Antoine Arnault, Environment & Image LVMH; Martin Fourcade, President of the Paris 2024 Athletes’ Commission, former biathlete and five-time Olympic champion; Béatrice Hess, former swimmer with 20 Paralympic titles; Alex Portal, silver and bronze medal-winning swimmer at the Paralympic Games and qualified for Paris 2024; Koumba Larroque, third in the 2023 World Wrestling Championships and qualified for Paris 2024; and Pauline Déroulède, three-time French champion and France’s No. 1 wheelchair tennis player.
By involving the Paris 2024 Athletes’ Commission, chaired by Martin Fourcade, in the creative choices for the design of the medals for the upcoming Games, Paris 2024 say they wanted to ensure that the object dreamt up by the athletes was truly made for them by imagining it with them.
Alongside Paris 2024 and its Athletes’ Commission, the craftspeople of Chaumet, the LVMH group’s House of Jewellery, have brought all their creativity and expertise to magnify the medals. Each element of their design reflects a part of the identity of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024.
With some 200 days to go until the Paralympic Games, on 10 February 2024, Paris 2024 is reaffirming its goal of bringing the Olympic and Paralympic Games closer together, with the “Eiffel Tower side” shared by both the Olympic and Paralympic medals. Because the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games each have their own history, two unique stories are being written on the other side of the medals. The Eiffel Tower also has its place, as a signature element of the Paris 2024 medals.
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