Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic torch unveiled
The design of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic torch was unveiled on Tuesday, marking almost a year until the opening ceremony of the Paris Olympic Games.
The torch, measuring 70 centimeters, is made with lightweight radiant steel and is distinguished by its champagne color.
"Such a project is a dream for a designer, because it's a project that combined everything – symbolic, technical – in one, for a big moment," creator Mathieu Lehanneur said.
The designer of the torch, revealed that he drew inspiration from three Paris 2024 symbols — equality, water and peace.
Equality is symbolized by perfect symmetry. Peace is symbolized by the gentleness of the curves. The lower half features a relief pattern that mimics the movement of the River Seine, along which the opening ceremony will be held.
Equality means putting the same ambition into organizing the Paralympic Games as the Olympic Games. Following on from the emblem and the mascots, the Olympic and Paralympic Games will share the same Torch design.
Equality in the Paris 2024 project is also reflected in the strong commitment to parity in the Olympic Games: for the first time in the history of the Games, as many women as men will take part in the competitions.
Reflecting this desire for peace, the Torch, with its curves and rounded lines, is suffused with gentleness.
Pure in form, almost elemental, the design of the Torch conveys generosity and solidarity.