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Paris Olympics Games logo revealed with fanfare, and very mixed reaction

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Designers of the new logo for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games say it is a combination of meaningful images, but people are divided on just what those images are.

Unveiled at the Grand Rex cinema in Paris, the new logo for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris combines the gold medal, the Olympic flame, and Marianne — a French symbol giving homage to female participants.

“The combination of the gold medal, the Olympic flame, and Marianne brings together the values, history and French touch that will make these Olympic Games truly special,” Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant, chair of the International Olympic Committee Coordination Commission, said, according to BBC.

“I believe that this innovative design will be quickly recognized around the world and be a wonderful calling card for the Olympic Games Paris 2024,” he added.

The three symbols combine to form “a face that places humans at the heart of the Games,” according to a video released by the official Paris 2024 Twitter account.

(Video: YouTube/Paris 2024)

The new logo is a complete departure from the image used in France’s bid to host the 2024 games which featured a depiction of the Eiffel Tower.

But while the new logo was proudly unveiled by organizers, it has received mixed reactions on social media where many Twitter users have mocked the image as everything from the Tinder dating app logo to an emoji, a cartoon character, or an ad for hair products.

Some Twitter users were sure the logo looked like actress Jennifer Aniston, and some were sure they could see an image of the angry lady at the grocery store who wants to speak to the manager.

Others still romanticized the new logo with stories and confessions of love.

Frieda Powers


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