Olympic rings for the Paris Games will be displayed on the Eiffel Tower

9 April 2024, 12:34

OLY Paris 2024 Eiffel Tower Olympic Rings
OLY Paris 2024 Eiffel Tower Olympic Rings. Picture: PA

Work on the Eiffel Tower to install the rings is set to begin at the end of the month, the organisers said.

The Olympic rings will be displayed on the Eiffel Tower, organisers have said in a statement, as the French capital prepares to mark 100 days until the start of the Paris Games.

A 29m-long and 15m-high structure of five Olympic rings, made entirely of recycled French steel, will be displayed on the south side of the 135-year-old historic landmark in central Paris, overlooking the Seine River.

About 10,500 athletes will parade through the heart of the French capital on boats on the Seine along a 3.7-mile route in the opening ceremony at sunset on July 26.

The Eiffel Tower will feature prominently in the July 26-August 11 Paris Games and the following Paralympics.

The Olympic and Paralympic medals in Paris are being embedded with pieces from a hexagonal chunk of iron taken from the monument.

The hugely popular landmark in central Paris has seen soaring visitor numbers in the lead-up to the 2024 Games.

Work on the Eiffel Tower to install the rings is set to begin at the end of the month, the organisers said.

By Press Association

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