Mayor Hidalgo: “The Olympic flag will make a tour of France”

This Sunday, a world record will try to be broken in Paris: the 2024 Olympics committee is going to fly the biggest flag ever flown. This is going to be a part of the handover of the Olympics from Tokyo to Paris.

At the same time that mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo is going to receive the flag from IOC President Thomas Bach at the closing ceremony of the Olympics, Paris will raise another one from the Eiffel Tower.

Head of the Paris 2024 stated: “We waited an extra year for this moment. The excitement is very strong. We want to start with a world record. It’s the biggest flag every raised, ever. It’s more or less the equivalent of a football field. So it’s true that it will be big. It will be the first world record of Paris 2024 since it would be the biggest flag ever raised.”

Paris, which will host the Games exactly 100 years after last organising the Olympics in 1924, will also stage a tour of the country for the Olympic flag it receives at Tokyo in order to start shoring up enthusiasm for the first European summer Olympics since London 2012, reports Reuters.

Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo stated: “The Olympic flag will make a tour of France. It symbolises the Olympic values and we want to share it. It arrives in Paris and it will not be stored away from view of the citizens who whom it belongs”.

 

 

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