Paris 2024 Olympic Games Organisers Unveil 'The Phryges' Mascots

The organisers of the Paris 2024 Olympics have unveiled the event’s mascots. The two main mascots are based on Phrygian caps, an icon of the nation since they famously emerged as a uniform of the masses in 1790, during the French Revolution. To this day the national allegory of France, Marianne, is shown wearing a red Phrygian cap. The pair are called The Phryges (pronounced free-jes). Individually known as the Olympic Phryge and The Paralympic Phryge. The duo were unveiled at a ceremony in Saint-Denis and share a motto of “Alone we go faster, but together we go further”. Paralympic Phryge has a prosthesis and a racing blade, making it a role model for many and giving maximum visibility to people with disabilities. In addition to the main two Phryges, there’s a whole family of Phryges marking different types of events. Paris 2024 Brand Director Julie Matikhine explains: “The aim is to show that sport can change everything in society.”