Arrival of the Phryges, the official mascots of the 2024 Olympic Games, in Reunion

Arrival of the Phryges, the official mascots of the 2024 Olympic Games, in Reunion
Arrival of the Phryges, the official mascots of the 2024 Olympic Games, in Reunion

This Wednesday, May 15, the official mascots of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games arrived in Reunion Island aboard the catamaran “Maloya” in the Port City.

The phryges, the official mascots of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, arrived this Wednesday, May 15 at the Port aboard the Maloya. Face of the Olympic Games, the mascots were welcomed in song by Nicoles Dambreville, singer and fan of Edith Piaf.

“I was free to choose what I wanted to sing and I’ve been singing Piaf for years. You might think I’m wrong, but I like performing his songs, I like songs with text and to sing them as part of such an event. An opportunity like this doesn’t happen every day. confides the singer.

One month before the arrival of the Olympic flame in Reunion, the island is the first overseas territory to welcome official mascots. Ambassadors of the sporting event, the idea of ​​the Olympic Phryges, the official name of the mascots, comes from the traditional Phrygian cap. Chosen as a symbol of freedom, they represent allegorical figures of the French Republic.

“For the people of Reunion, the Olympics are far away, it is in Paris, it is on TV and there is nothing close, with this arrival it is the Olympics which come to meet the people of Reunion and the inhabitants of overseas France”, expresses Johnny Hospital, Director and manager of the Roogaï group.

As a continuation of this arrival, several events are organized across the four corners of the territory, such as in Bras-Panon this Wednesday morning with a gathering of sports associations. During which Lucas Tandrayen, multi-champion in disabled athletics was also present. Meetings that allow sport to be celebrated in all its diversity on a local scale.


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