Paris 2024: the giant flag of the Eiffel Tower soon to be recycled as clothing

Published by Manon C. · Published on 10 August 2021 at 12h01
As it could not be deployed this Sunday because of strong winds at the top of the Eiffel Tower, the huge Olympic flag of the size of a soccer field will be recycled as clothing.

Before receiving the Olympic flame symbolizing the hand-over from the Tokyo Olympics to Paris 2024, the Organization Committee was expecting this Sunday August 8, 2021 to deploy a huge Olympic soccer field-sized flag on the Eiffel Tower. But because of strong winds at the top of the building, the operation unfortunately has had to be cancelled by the Paris authorities.

After this small failure, Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet has come to France Bleu to discuss about this 5,800sqm jersey. Definitively placing Paris 2024 Summer Olympics into an eco-friendly approach, Estanguet announced the flag will be recycled into clothing by Decathlon – Paris 2024 sponsor.

We are not certain to open it again. But it will be recycled. Our sponsor, Décathlon, will make clothes out of it, we want to stick to a sober game model, reducing the carbon footprint. Everything created for Paris 2024 Games is to be recycled”, he told France Bleu.

Good news setting the tone for Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.

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