With almost 600 days to go until the start of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Phryges has been unveiled as the official mascot of Paris 2024. At a press conference in Paris, the mascots were presented. The history of the oppressed people is linked to the origin of the Phrygian cap, sometimes called the Liberty cap and the bonnet rouge. The floppy shape of the cap can be attributed to the pileus or pylos cap which was given to slaves in ancient Rome as a symbol of their freedom. The twins Castor and Pollux, who hatch from an egg and are depicted wearing pileus, are born into new life in Greek and Roman mythology with their freedom.
While the Paralympic Phryge and the Olympic Phryge may have a similar appearance, their personalities are vastly different. They are a force to be reckoned with because of the harmony between the two. The Olympic Phryge and the Paralympic Phryge complement and enhance each other, with the motto "Alone we go fast, but together we go further." The Olympic Phryge is a strategic thinker with a logical, mathematical mind. Its methodical mind and seductive charm certainly inspire people to participate in athletics. The Paralympic Phryge is impulsive, lively and enthusiastic. It propagates the virtues of sport and will be present at all Paris 2024 sporting events to honor athletes. With a prosthetic and a racing blade, Paralympic Phryge serves as a role model for many and increases the visibility of people with disabilities. The Olympic and Paralympic mascots will also be animated! As representatives of the Olympic Games Paris 2024, they will interact with the French public until 2024, when all major events will take place in different regions of the country, and will also be present at most important sporting and cultural events held in France.
These friezes, the little Phrygian caps that are a powerful symbol of liberty not only in France but throughout the world, have been given the duty of assisting the French in a new revolution – a revolution through sport. The Olympic Phryge and the Paralympic Phryge, two mascots who share the same belief that sport has the power to change everything, will lead the effort. And the mascots of Paris 2024 are setting an example by training relentlessly to get as many people involved as possible in a tremendous build-up of energy and enthusiasm as the Games draw closer. By selecting a Paralympic mascot with a visual disability, Paris 2024 also hopes to provide the most visibility to people with disabilities and strongly advocate for the inclusive principles supported by sport in general and the Paralympic Games in particular.
The XXXIII Olympiad, often referred to as the Olympic Games Paris 2024, will take place in Paris, France, from July 26 to August 11, 2024. Twelve men's teams and twelve women's teams will compete in their respective competitions starting a day earlier, on 25 July , and continuing until the end of the Games. The preliminary round will take place at the South Paris Arena 6 in Paris, and games from the quarter-finals will be played at the Pierre Mauroy Football Stadium in Lille, which also serves as the venue for the 2017 IHF Men's World Championships. The France men's and women's teams have already qualified as they are the host nation. The remaining 22 teams will be determined by a number of continental and qualifying competitions, starting with the 2022 Women's European Championships, which are currently taking place in Slovenia and whose winners will be guaranteed a place in Paris in 2024 if they qualify on Sunday, Nov. Let's win 20.
This new generation of Phryges will make history for Paris 2024. The tribe of mascots, led by one Olympic and one Paralympic Phrygian, will play a vital role in achieving Paris 2024's goal of revolutionizing sport to change lives. Their goal is to show the world that sport has the power to transform society and deserves a prominent place in it. Phryges will work to make sports in all its forms a part of daily life, whether as participants in sports or as spectators. The organizing committee announced that freebies and other mascot merchandise are now available for purchase both online and at physical locations to commemorate the mascot's debut. The Paris 2024 webpage has more details.
Since the arrival of Shus, a red, white and blue mascot on skis, at the Olympic Winter Games in Grenoble in 1968, mascots have been amusing and joyous representatives of the Olympic movement. The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which have been tasked with demonstrating to the world that sport is capable of transforming society, deserves to play an important role in this. Let's start a revolution through sports with Freeze.