French designer Mathieu Lehanneur has been announced as the creator of the Olympic torch for the Paris 2024 games, set to take place between July and August 2024, with the design unveiled at the end of 2023. A highly symbolic element of each Olympic Games, the Olympic torch is lit by the sun’s rays at a ritual ceremony at the Temple of Hera at Olympia, Greece, a nod to the Ancient Olympic Games, while for the Paralympic Games, the flame is created at Stoke Mandeville, Great Britain, where the Paralympic movement originated. In France, the torch will make its first stop in Marseille before making its way to the Olympic stadium.
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