πŸ—Ό Paris 2024 Olympics πŸ₯‡πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‰

πŸ‘‹Say hello to Pyhryge.

The name is based on the traditional small Phrygian hats the Olympic and Paralympic mascots are shaped after.

It is a symbol of freedom through French history and represents allegorical figures of the French republic.

The motto of the mascots is β€œAlone we go faster, but together we go further.”

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The opening ceremony to signal the official start of the Paris 2024 Olympics will be held on Friday, 26 July. Closing ceremony: 11 August.

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The sporting action actually begins on Wednesday, 24 July with pool matches in football, rugby sevens, handball and archery.

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The only new sport for the 2024 Olympics is breaking.

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More medals for sport climbing.

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In artistic swimming, men are included for the first time in Olympic history.

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Ireland hoping to pick up a medal or two in sprinting after their excellent performance at the Europeans. Rhasidat Adeleke is an absolute legend already.

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Is that to represent the stool sample that the unfortunate long-distance swimmers will end up with after a long session in the Seine?

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Really fucking excited, first Olympics since 2012 in a European timezone :partying_face:

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This is a bellend.

It all only being on discovery is massively annoying

Believe its something like half is on the beeb

Really looking forward to the climbing, especially now that speed (yawn) is separated from lead and boulder.

Sorato, Janja & Oriane FTW :muscle:

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Disappointingly, we missed out in all our attempts to get tickets.

So, we’re off to Tokyo next year for the World Athletics Champs instead, which will probably work out cheaper than a long weekend in Paris would have done anyway…

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Really excited

I have tickets to the swimming on Saturday, 28th. Also going to the Team GB house for entertainment the evening before.

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The Red Samosa

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26th of July is years away

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The 2028 LA Olympics having athletics the first week and swimming the second week? It’s madness I tell you!

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Yep, not that bothered about the rest but I love the climbing.

No idea why all three were the same event last time. Speed climbing is nuts but it really is an entirely different sport.

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The way the organisers have handled ticket sales has been terrible.

Instead of putting everything on sale at the same time they have been drip feeding events, based on size of the venue and releasing only the most expensive seats first. So they started with athletics and football and have been very slow with releasing tickets for other sports. This made it impossible to plan a trip to Paris for say a week, where you would try to pack in as much as possible, like in London or Rio.

Coupled with the extremely high prices for events, it being spread all over Paris with no Olympic park, and the general attitude of the French towards visitors - doubling the metro fares for example - I decided to give the whole thing a miss and enjoy attending the Euros instead.

Still getting regular emails about more tickets on sale. Losers.

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Yup, it was so much easier for us to get tickets for several events and plan a holiday months in advance for Tokyo 2020.

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Really pleased the boxing will be happening. It looked pretty bleak for a while. Though banning the IBA from running it just for being hopelessly corrupt feels against the spirit of the sport.

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A pal of mine has tickets to the athletics finals session that includes pole vault and has seats right on the bend where Mondo is going to break the world record again

He also has tickets for the football final

Je suis très jalouse

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Carrefour in Lille.

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Might be the first time ever I’m actually rooting for the US sprinters, Lyles and Richardson are great value
https://x.com/Dexerto/status/1804700022505623640

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