The steel company, ArcelorMittal has become the official partner of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In this deal, the brand is set to produce the Olympic and Paralympic Torches for Paris 2024.
After travelling throughout France for two months, the Olympic Torches will transport the iconic Flame from Olympia to Paris. The Relay, which is scheduled to go from Stoke Mandeville in England, the birthplace of the Paralympics, to Paris, will employ the Paralympic Torches.
The Cauldrons, which will be burned during the Opening Ceremonies, will also be produced by the firm, and giant rings and agitos are planned to be placed throughout Paris.
Due to ArcelorMittal’s competence in the decarbonization of steel production, both the Torches and Cauldrons will have low carbon dioxide emissions to support the sustainable goals of the Games.
Lakshmi Mittal, Executive Chairman of ArcelorMittal, said, “We are very proud to be an official partner of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Game. This global event, the most famous and engaging sports event in the world, resonates with the values that drive our group and all of our 154,000 employees around the world – the desire to constantly raise the bar, inclusion and diversity, and the quest for net zero, illustrated by the Paris 2024 ambition to limit its CO2 footprint. It is a great honour for ArcelorMittal and for me to contribute to this exceptional celebration of sport.”
Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024, said, “Torches and Cauldrons are among the great symbols of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Torches will travel thousands of kilometres during the Torch Relay, close to the people of France, while hundreds of thousands of spectators and billions of television viewers will see the Cauldrons ignite and extinguish during the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Games.
“We are delighted to be working with ArcelorMittal, a leader in steel, to manufacture these essential elements, as well as the large rings and agitos that will be installed in Paris. Thanks to its capacity for innovation, ArcelorMittal will also take up the challenge of making the Games both spectacular and more sustainable.”
With just over 500 days until the start of the Paris 2024 Games, a 24-hour relay across all five continents is scheduled to commemorate the occasion. Additionally, French President Emmanuel Macron is scheduled to meet with Thomas Jolly, artistic director of ceremonies for Paris 2024, to discuss plans for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
The Olympic Games in Paris are scheduled for July 26 through August 11, 2024, with the Paralympics following on August 28 till September 8.