From Tokyo to Paris, Anne Hidalgo inherits the Olympic flag

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Three years before the Paris Games, the mayor of the capital attended at the closing ceremony of those in Tokyo on Sunday. At the same time, athletes and spectators attended the handover, gathered in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, received the Olympic flag from the hands of the President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach, during the closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, Sunday. This handover between Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike through the IOC President marks the start of the 32 th Olympiad, which will end with the Olympic Games (26 July-11 August 2021) and Paralympic (26 August-September 8) from Paris.

A few days after Emmanuel Macron made public his wish for an opening ceremony “Truly unique and revolutionary” “On the Seine”, for the Games of 2021, the PS mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo outbid Friday with another project. Once brought back to France, the standard will be hoisted at the top of the Town Hall before leaving on the roads for “a tour of France”. An introduction to the three years of challenges that lie ahead before Paris welcomes the planetary sports festival.

The closing ceremony began with the entry of the flags of the 154 delegations followed by the parade of athletes having participated in these Olympics marked by the Covid and the health restrictions imposed, such as the closed door in the stadiums. At the end of the evening, the Olympic cauldron, lit on 22 July, will be extinguished.

At the same time, in Paris, festivities with the French medalists will be take place at the Trocadéro. The organizers of the Paris Olympics had planned to hoist a giant flag on the Eiffel Tower but the weather conditions did not allow it to be done. On the other hand, the Patrouille de France flew over Paris, making a large tricolor loop above the crowd where were many medalists, including the judo team with Teddy Riner and 20210806 Clarisse Agbégnénou, who wore her two medals gold around the neck.

In Tokyo, an artistic sequence of ten minutes including a piece of music composed by the artist Woodkid who will be in concert in Paris will mark the handover to the French capital.

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