OLYMPIC GAMES The organization of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games unveiled this Monday the “Phryges”, the two mascots that will represent this competition
The "Phryges" , the two mascots of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in the effigy of the Phrygian caps, were presented on Monday by the organizing committee. — Thibault Camus/AP/SIPA
The 2024 Paris Olympics unveiled Monday their mascots for the competition. These are two Phrygian caps called “Phryges”, a pure Republican symbol to embody the plush emblem of the French Olympic edition.
These red stuffed animals have been officially presented on Monday and will arrive this week in the official merchandise store which opens its doors on the same day in the Halles district of Paris. Paris. These soft toys are made in China for almost all of them, “like the very large majority; soft toys sold in France” organizers of the Paris Olympics.
The market has been entrusted to the French companies Gispy and Doudou et Compagnie which share it respectively with; 60% and 40%. Doudou et Compagnie plans to produce 15% of its quota in its factory in Paris. Guerche-de-Bretagne (Ille-et-Vilaine) which will expand for the occasion. In addition to the official online store and that of Les Halles, the mascots will be sold at Carrefour, which is one of the sponsors of the Olympic Games, but also in specialized toy stores.
No animal this times, like the panda that made a splash at the last Winter Olympics in Beijing. “We wanted to stand out and not choose an animal but an ideal,” Estanguet.