Marvelous Medals, With a Little Piece of Paris

The Paris 2024 Olympic Video games are quick approaching and the organizers have launched the highly-anticipated designs for the medals.  Each Olympic athlete goals of standing on the rostrum as a gold medal is positioned round their necks. For the athletes set to take the stage in Paris this summer season – together with Canadian equestrians in dressage, present leaping, eventing and Paralympic occasions – the medals include a bit of native historical past as iconic because the Video games themselves.

Every medal, whether or not gold, silver, or bronze, is about with a bit of the unique iron from the Eiffel Tower, that almost all iconic image of the Metropolis of Lights. Constructed between 1887 and 1889, the “Dame de fer” has been renovated through the years and it’s steel from these renovations that have been eliminated and preserved which have discovered its method into the Olympic medals.

In fact, this being a Paris-set Olympics you shouldn’t be shocked that the organizers referred to as upon world vogue empire LVMH and its jewellery home Chaumet to create the designs. The result’s a “design conceived round three sources of inspiration: the hexagon, radiance, and gem setting.” In line with the official press launch, the unique Eiffel Tower iron was fashioned in a hexagon, the “geometrical form of France” and positioned within the centre of the medal and imprinted with the logo of the Paris Video games. Chaumet additionally selected a “Clous de Paris” hobnail form to resemble the rivets of the Eiffel Tower. The beautiful outcome is sort of a advantageous piece of knickknack.

The XXXIII Olympiad runs July 26 via August 11. The equestrian occasions get an added dose of glam by its venue – the Palace of Versailles. To have fun the equestrian competitions at Versailles, the long-lasting venue is presenting a particular exhibition devoted to horses and equestrian civilization. Titled ‘The Horse in Majesty’, there are over 400 works curated from all over the world to discover the shared historical past of people and horses. The exhibit runs from July 2 via November 3, 2024. So for those who can’t make it to the Summer season Video games, you continue to have an opportunity to stroll the halls of the present. Simply don’t anticipate to see any horses galloping via the Corridor of Mirrors anytime quickly!


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