Paris 2024 Olympic Games: the Olympic rings securely installed on the Eiffel Tower

Published by Graziella de Sortiraparis · Photos by Audrey de Sortiraparis · Published on June 7th, 2024 at 11:06 p.m.
During each Olympiad, the Olympic rings are installed on an emblematic monument of the city in which they are located. In Paris, of course, it's the Eiifel Tower that has just welcomed them, between the first and second floors.

During the London 2012 Olympic Games, the five giant Olympic rings were installed on Tower Bridge. For this Olympiad in Paris, an emblematic monument of the capital will host the blue, yellow, black, green and red rings. Of course, it's the Eiffel Tower, a logical decision given that the Iron Lady is a much-loved symbol of Paris for tourists.

A few weeks before the start of the competition, which takes place as early as July 26, 2024, the rings were placed aloft on the night of June 6-7. These Olympic rings, measuring 29m wide by 13m high, were made by ArcelorMittal from recycled steel and manufactured in France, and required four cranes and around thirty people to hoist them some 60 meters off the ground. Between the first and second floors, they are now clearly visible to all, on this 324-metre-high monument.

The Eiffel Tower is an essential element of these Paris 2024 Olympic Games, present on the Olympic and Paralympic medals , but also inside, since a piece of the monument is included! It will also take part in the Opening Ceremony, host the beach volleyball events, and be part of the landscape behind the Champions Park fan zone at Trocadéro, where the medallists will be in contact with the public.

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Practical information

Location

5, avenue Anatole-France
75007 Paris 7

Accessibility info

Access
Metro and RER: Line 6 or 9 "Trocadéro" station Line 6 "Bir-Hakeim" station RER C "Champ de Mars - Tour Eiffel" station

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