Paris 2024 medals to feature iron from Eiffel Tower

The medals set to be awarded to athletes of the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris will feature iron from the Eiffel Tower, officials announced Thursday.

“In keeping with tradition, the medals are gold, silver and bronze,” a release posted to the Olympics website read.

“However, unlike any of the approximately 36,600 medals that have been awarded since Athens 1896, the first modern Olympic Games, these will each be adorned with a small piece of Paris and a symbol of the country of France: the Eiffel Tower.”

The choice to include the Eiffel Tower metal was the product of Tony Estanguet, president of the Paris 2024 Organizing Committee.

“There was a huge amount done to try to bring together these precious metals — gold, silver and bronze — with the most precious metal in the
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