The launch of the new Paris 2024 emblem was one of the main milestones highlighted by the Paris 2024 Organizing Committee during the 4th Delivery Partners Meeting in the French capital this week. The meeting took place between Tuesday, Nov. 26 and Wednesday, Nov. 27.
The initial emblem, launched in 2016, was created in the form of the number “24” while referencing the Eiffel Tower.
— Paris 2024 (@Paris2024) February 9, 2016
However, the new emblem, which was launched on Oct. 21, marked a new stage in the preparations for the 2024 Games, as it provided a new face for Paris’ vision for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
— Paris 2024 (@Paris2024) October 21, 2019
This new face was well received by the French population, with 83 percent of people saying that they liked it, and this number rising to 90 percent for those aged between 15 and 25, according to the IOC.
“The Paris 2024 Organising Committee, under the leadership of Tony Estanguet, has completed a remarkable amount of work over the past five months,” said Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant, Chair of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the Olympic Games Paris 2024.
During the meeting, representatives from the IOC and the International Paralympic Committee received updates from the Paris organizers on the progress made in a number of key technical areas, such as the construction of the future Olympic and Paralympic Village, the launch of 100 percent of the Games delivery plan components and the finalized Paralympic venue masterplan.
“If you add to this the progress being made on the Olympic Village, we leave Paris very excited about the coming year, which will see a combination of important decisions and special events for these Games. Whether it is the finalisation of venue locations or receiving the Olympic flag at the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Paris 2024 is preparing to show the world the best of France and a spectacular edition of the Olympic Games,” added Beckers-Vieujant.
Representatives were also informed about how Paris 2024 is continuing to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games to the whole of France. This included an update on the Terre de Jeux 2024 project, which saw the first 500 towns, cities and regions given the Terre de Jeux 2024 label this month. Of these 500, 416 are candidates to become training centers for the Games, in addition to contributing to the three big objectives of the project: celebration, legacy, and engagement.
“We are pleased to have the IOC working with us and being so receptive to new ideas. As it has right since the start of this project. We saw this with our Terre de Jeux programme and the positive reaction to our work with the WWF,” said Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024.
“We are lucky to be working with such an open-minded team. For us, this is an invitation to think outside the box and do things differently. And we share this ambition with the IOC,” added Estanguet.
French businesses and the French people are also getting involved in the Paris 2024 project, with EDF becoming the second domestic partner of the 2024 Games, while WWF France and Paris 2024 have agreed to work together on a program looking at the ecological transition of sport. Their work will seek to deliver concrete actions and undertake full-size experiments during sports events.
Earlier last week, the Organizing Committee for the 2024 Games released the first images of what will be the Olympic and Paralympic Village for the Games, which continues to advance on time, with all major milestones currently being met.
Here are the pictures of #Paris2024 future athletes Olympic and Paralympic village.
It will welcome athletes from the world over and will, then, become, in legacy, a new neighbourhood for the inhabitants of Seine-Saint-Denis pic.twitter.com/yA4fHuc4fw
— Paris 2024 (@Paris2024) November 22, 2019
Per the Organizing Committee, the Village will then serve as housing for Seine-Saint-Denis residents after the Games.