PARIS 2024 UNVEILS ITS OFFICIAL MASCOTS
“The Phryges” are the next Official Mascots of the Olympic Games. They are based off of the shape of revolutionary symbol the Phrygian cap and were revealed by French children this morning in Paris.
The mystery is finally over. Following several days of hints and videos by the Paris 2024 Olympic Organizing Committee regarding what the mascot would be, the official announcement was made on Monday. The world’s greatest multisport event will be represented by two Phrygian caps called “The Phryges”, or “Les Phryges” in French.
The Phrygian is a red cap that symbolized the quest for freedom during the French Revolution and is worn by Marianne, the iconic personification of France.
The new Olympic mascot is triangular in shape and complete with a friendly smile, blue eyes, a headband in the colors of the French flag and large colorful sneakers.
The Paralympic counterpart has a never-before-seen inclusion of a prosthetic leg that goes up to the knee. It’s the first instance of such representation of Paralympic athletes in the official Games mascots.
“The Phrygian hat embodies the ability we all have together when we collectively decide to rise up to fight for something better,” said Julie Matikhine, brand director of the Paris 2024 Organizing Committee.
The OC added that the official mascots will be made of fabric manufactured in the French region of Brittany and will go on sale starting tomorrow, Tuesday.
The Paris 2024 Olympic Games will take place from July 26 to August 11, 2024 and the Paralympic Games from August 28 to September 8 that same year.