2024 Paris Olympics Reveal The Games ‘Mascot”
The soft bright red cap is also known as a liberty cap. It is an updated version of a conical hat worn in antiquity in places such as Persia, the Balkans, and Phrygia. Phrygia is a place in modern-day Turkey where the name originates. It later became a symbol of the pursuit of liberty in the French Revolution.
The Olympic cap is triangular in shape and comes complete with a friendly smile, blue eyes, a tricolor ribbon, and big-colored sneakers.
Organizers said they didn’t want to choose an animal or other creature but instead wanted something that represented an “ideal.” They said they chose the cap as an “allegory of freedom.”
The Paris Olympics will be held from July 26-Aug. 11, 2024, and the Paralympics from Aug. 28-Sept. 8.
On vous présente la Phryge Olympique et la Phryge Paralympique !— Paris 2024 (@Paris2024) November 14, 2022
Les mascottes de #Paris2024 ✨
Sportives, fêtardes… et françaises 🇫🇷
Here are the Olympic Phryge and the Paralympic Phryge!
The #Paris2024 mascots ✨
They are sporty, love to party... and are so French 🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/plupKzQqNs