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Games of the XXXIII Olympiad: Paris 2024

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[Games of the XXXIII Olympiad: Paris 2024] image by Zachary Harden, 27 October 2020

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In September of 2015, five finalists were named as contenders to host the games, and the winner was announced on Sept. 13, 2017.

Five candidates cities were announced by the IOC on 16 September 2015: Budapest (bid withdrawn on 22 February 2017), Hamburg (bid withdrawn on 29 November 2015), Los Angeles, Paris and Rome (bid withdrawn on 21 September 2016). As of today, only Los Angeles and Paris have maintained their bid, while Budapest (22 February 2017), Hamburg (29 November 2015) and Rome (21 September 2016) withdrew it.
Ivan Sache, 25 June 2017

Logo design

[Games of the XXXIII Olympiad: Paris 2024] image by Zachary Harden, 10 November 2021

The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic logos were unvieled to the public in October 2019. The main element of the design is the national personification of France, the Marianne, combined in a medal and flame design that is gold in color. It is also of note that the same logo is used for both events, which is a first in history for the Olympics and Paralympics. In the terms of flags, there was a display in Tahiti where the 2024 Paris emblem is placed on a white background.
Zachary Harden, 27 October 2020

After the Olympic and Paralympic flags landed in Paris after the conclusion of the 32nd Olympiad in Tokyo, the two flags were joined by a combined Olympic and Paralympic logo flag at various events in Paris. The flag is white with the Olympic logo towards the hoist, the Paralympic to the fly, with both logos being divided by a thin black line. (Source)
Zachary Harden, 10 November 2021

Eiffel Tower Test

[Candidate city flag] image located by Esteban Rivera, 10 January 2023

On June 8, 2021 a giant flag was seen on the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The flag reported was up from 12:41p.m. until 4:10p.m. The flag was visible for several kilometers around, from Paris but also in Suresnes (Hauts-de-Seine). "It was announced by local authorities that this is part of a test, without revealing further details. Raised by Internet users, in particular because of the golden color similar to that of the 2024 Olympics logo, this hypothesis is confirmed by a decree posted on the Champ de Mars, dated June 3." This was confirmed the same day by the co-President of the Paris 2024 OOC (Olympic Organizing Committee), Tony Estanguet. This was a part of a test, but no more details were released other than a ceremony on August 8th of 2021. This was the date of the Olympic flag handover from Tokyo to Paris; a giant flag was not raised on this date due to weather conditions.
Esteban Rivera, 10 January 2023 and Zachary Harden, 1 February 2023

Candidate cities


[Candidate city flag] image by Ivan Sache, 25 June 2017

[Candidate city flag] images by Ivan Sache, 25 June 2017, 7 August 2017

The city of Paris officially put forward on 23 June 2015 (Olympic Day) a bid to host the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad (Summer Olympic Games 2024) The proposal was formerly approved on 13 April 2015 by the Paris [Municipal] Council. The nomination letter confirming the bid was sent to the IOC on 12 September 2015.
Source: - Official announcement, 23 June 2015

The Paris Committee was established on 18 December 2015 as the GIP (Groupement d'intêret public) Paris 2024, composed of:
- the comité national olympique et sportif français (CNOSF - the French Olympic Committee) - 45% of the rights;
- the comité paralympique et sportif français (CPSF - the French Paralympic Committee - 10% of the rights;
- the Municipality of Paris - 15% of the rights;
- Region Île-de-France - 15% of the rights;
- the State - 15% of the rights.
The constituent convention of the GIP Paris 2024 was approved by a Ministerial Order signed on 11 December 2015 and published on 13 December 2015 in the French official gazette, No. 289, p. 23,041.
Source: - Ministerial Order

Official sources:  - Paris municipal website - GIP Paris 2024 website - IOC website, Candidature Process 2024

[Candidate city flag] [Candidate city flag] [Candidate city flag] [Candidate city flag] images by Ivan Sache, 25 June 2017, 7 August 2017

An additional variant, showing the same pattern but in this case, the edges feature a yellow color instead, is seen here (first picture from left to right): (source:

[Candidate city flag] images by Ivan Sache, 25 June 2017, 7 August 2017

There's also another variant showing the edges in purple, as seen here: (source:
Esteban Rivera, 24 May 2018

The Paris 2024 bid flag is white with the bid's logo in the center.
The flag is also used with small blue, or red, rectangles along the upper left and lower right corners.
Photo (blue triangles):
Personal observation in Paris, June 2017 (red triangles)

[Candidate city flag] image by Ivan Sache, 25 June 2017

On 23 and 24 June 2017, Paris celebrated Olympism by transforming Paris into an "ephemeral Olympic park". Among the events, a fleet of canoes and kayaks; led by Tony Estanguet (b. 1978; gold medalist in canoe slalom in the 2000, 2004 and 2012 Olympic Games; elected IOC Member in 2012; co-chairman of the Paris Committee and Anne Hidalgo (b. 1959; Mayor of Paris [PS] since 2014), sailed on river Seine. Several boats flew a vertical version of the (plain white) flag


The logo was unveiled on 9 February 2016, being simultaneously screened in Paris onto the iconic Arc de Triomphe and in Marseilles onto the no less iconic Town Hall. The logo is made of a stylized, polychromous representation of the Eiffel Tower, shaped like number "24'. Beneath the tower appears the required writing, in black letters:
Ville candidate
Jeux Olympiques de 2024.
The Olympic rings are placed at the bottom of the logo, beneath the lettering. - Paris municipal website

Selected by the Paris Committee among several proposals, the logo was designed by Dragon Rouge, "a global agency of design and innovation". Founded in 1984 in Paris by Patrick Veyssière and Pierre Cazaux, Dragon Rouge has now offices in Paris, London, Warsaw, Hamburg, New York, São Paulo, Shanghai and Singapore.

The logo, "reflecting the image of the games Paris dreams of giving the world", described as follows:
We have created a logo with a strikingly simple, modern design that reflects the image of the games Paris dreams of giving the world.
- A powerful logo that emphasizes the event’s human dimension and can be easily reproduced by anybody.
- A logo recalling the outline of the Eiffel Tower, the symbol of French know-how that has become the icon of the city and the entire
- A logo that can also be read in figures: 24 for Paris 2024 and for the 100th anniversary of the last Olympic Games held in Paris (1924).
- A logo that brings people together, expressing the colours of the world, of the Olympic movement and of France.

Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, commented the logo as follows:
"This logo illustrates not just the beauty and elegance of Paris, but also its modernity and ability to constantly reinvent itself. It reflects the values of a cosmopolitan, innovative city and country on the move, which shine by their openness and humanity." - Dragon Rouge corporate website
Ivan Sache, 25 June 2017

 image by Ivan Sache, 28 June 2017

Los Angeles

[Flag of the East Timor Olympic Committee]
source; image by Zachary Harden, 31 July 2021

On the same day that Paris was awarded the 33rd Summer Olympics in 2024, Los Angeles was awarded the 34th Summer Olympics to be hosted in 2028.
Zachary Harden, 31 July 2021


[Flag of the East Timor Olympic Committee]
source; image by Zachary Harden, 31 July 2021

The logo was created by Graphasel Design Studio and was selected out of almost 200 logos presented in the public competition.
Zachary Harden, 31 July 2021


[Flag of the East Timor Olympic Committee]
source; image by Zachary Harden, 31 July 2021

Individual Neutral Athletes

[World Athletics flag]
image by Zoltan Horvath, 3 April 2024

On 19 March 2024, the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee announced the establishment of the "Qualification Review Group for Personal Neutral Athletes" responsible for the review of Russian and Belarusian athletes and related personnel, and announced the flag and team song of the Individual Neutral Athletes team. Unlike previous independent nominal delegations, which for various reasons did not use their country's national flag or anthem, but instead used the Olympic Flag and the Olympic anthem, the team flag made by individual, neutral athletes has a light green background (PANTONE 2399) color. a white AIN circle is placed in the middle of the flag. On the upper and lower sides of the logo, the names written "Individual Neutral Athlete" in English and "Athlète Individuel Neutre" in French. The executive committee also stipulated that individual neutral athletes would not be allowed to participate in the opening ceremony of the Paris Olympics or participate in team competitions, and medals won by individual neutral athletes would not be included in the official medal list. More information can be seen at
Zoltan Horvath, 3 April 2024