Modernized design of 2024 Paris Olympic Torch  

The torch that will be used to carry the 2024 Paris Olympic Flame around France and on its final leg at the opening ceremony next July has now been released and it represents a totally modernized look and 21st century features. 

The torch is a sleek silver-colored cylinder of recycled steel that is gracefully tapered at both ends and is being made in limited numbers to save resources.

Organizers said 2,000 torches — five times fewer than for some previous editions of the Olympics — are being produced from recycled steel.

Each one weighs 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds) and is 70 centimeters (27.5 inches) tall.

Paris is using the same torch design for both the Olympics and Paralympic games.

Once lit in ancient Olympia, Greece, the flame will be transported by boat to the Southern French city of Marseille.

The torch relay will start from there on May 8, with 10,000 torchbearers taking turns to carry it — the last of them lighting the cauldron at the opening ceremony.


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