The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic mascots have been revealed as part of the lead-up to the 2024 Olympic Games. The mascots are two Phrygian caps decked out in France’s national colours.
The two characters, who are to be known as the Olympic and Paralympic Phryges, have the golden Paris 2024 logo across their chests, and are coloured in red, white and blue – the colours of France.
The Paralympic mascot has a running blade, making it the first time that a mascot for the Games has had a visible disability.
The two mascots share a motto of “Alone we go faster, but together we go further”.
At the ceremony to unveil the mascots in Saint-Denis on Monday, the Paris 2024 president, Tony Estanguet, said: “We chose an ideal rather than an animal. We chose the Phrygian cap because it’s a very strong symbol of the French Republic. For French people, it’s a very well-known object that is a symbol of freedom.
The official IOC website helpfully explains that their name is to be pronounced “fri-jee-uhs”.