Paris 2024 reveals first forerunners of team relays

Games committee to organise 24 people-led relay teams
2024-01-10
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Paris 2024 reveals first forerunners of team relays

On each day of the Torch Relay, one or two team relays will be held

Paris 2024 Olympic Torch Relay and the Paralympic Torch Relay will organise 24 champion-led teams to spread the energy of sport and teamwork throughout France.
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The Organising Committee of Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games have unveiled the first team relay torchbearers, a mix of famous athletes as well as anonymous people, who will carry the Olympic Flame as team relay captains. 

In a press statement, the Olympic Organising Committee says that for the first time in the history of the Games, on each day of the Olympic Torch Relay and the Paralympic Torch Relay, relay teams of 24 people, made up of champions, everyday athletes, volunteers, referees and coaches will be organised “to spread the energy of sport and teamwork throughout the country.”

The statement says that each Organising Committee marks the history of Torch Relay in its own way, resolute to be sporting and collective. The Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays, in association with Coca-Cola, the Banques Populaires and the Caisses d’Epargne, will be punctuated by team sporting relays organised “on an unprecedented scale.”

The organisers say that these team relays perfectly illustrate Paris 2024’s vision to put sport at the heart of the Torch Relay and to showcase those who make and live sport on a daily basis. Debuting in the history of the Games will be team relays involving the sports movement, with a view to showcasing the sports represented at the Games and thanking all those involved in sport on a daily basis throughout the country. On each day of the Torch Relay, one or two team relays will be held.

Olympic Torch Relay team relays: Federation members at the heart of the Relay every day 

The organisers say that for the Olympic Torch Relay, the 34 Olympic and Paralympic Federations whose sports are on the programme of the Summer Games, as well as the Tahitian Surfing Federation, will be organising a total of 69 team relays, with members from their discipline. Each of the team relays will be an opportunity to showcase the sport of each of the sports federations by adding a touch of the unusual or the spectacular or raising awareness of Para sport. 

Paralympic Torch Relay Team Relays: Para sport identity every day at the heart of the Torch Relay

For the Paralympic Torch Relay, six team relays on themes linked to the Paralympic Movement, will be organised with the support of the CPSF. Paris 2024 will have each team’s relay designed as a show for everyone. These team relays embody the values of sharing and team spirit that are so dear to the world of sport and the Games, the statement adds.

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