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Paris record Olympic flag doesn’t fly on Eiffel Tower as planned – NBC10 Philadelphia

Sunday’s Closing Ceremony marked the end of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and started the countdown to the Olympic Games Paris 2024. The French capital had the chance to share what will come in three years with quite a spectacle : a huge Paris 2024 flag floating on the Eiffel Tower.

Well, a Computer graphics flag.

Paris organizers originally planned to set a record by hanging the world’s largest flag at the city’s most famous attraction. Instead, viewers received a rendering of the vision. So what happened?

Here’s the info you need to know about the huge Paris flag:

Was the Olympic flag on the Eiffel Tower real?

It was meant to be. A test flag was hoisted from the iconic tower in June in what appeared to be a test for the Olympic transfer.

“We are lucky to have ‘the most beautiful flag bearer in the world’ with the Eiffel Tower,” said Paris 2024 boss Tony Estanguet at a press conference on Friday. “So our challenge is to be able to hoist this flag, and fly this flag in Paris on the Eiffel Tower.”

Mother Nature ultimately emerged victorious from the challenge, as bad weather shattered plans to hang the flag on the tower.

“Unfortunately, today’s weather conditions mean that we will not be able to proceed with our plan to safely raise the flag on the Eiffel Tower,” read a statement from Paris 2024.

What is the size of the Paris Olympic flag?

At 90 meters long and 60 meters wide (5,400 square meters), the Paris 2024 Games flag is almost the size of a football field.

The Guinness World Record for the tallest flag flown is 2,448.56 meters and was achieved by the Trident Support Flagpoles and the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates on November 2, 2017.

What is the Paris 2024 Games flag made of?

The flag comes from two cutting-edge sectors, offshore sailing and aerospace, which gave birth to an ultra-resistant, ultra-light and recyclable spinnaker canvas.

The flag’s journey will not stop at the Eiffel Tower, however. The fabric will be reused as part of an exclusive clothing collection as part of a collaboration between Paris 2024 and one of its partners. After having amazed the world on one of the key monuments of Paris, the flag will dress the fans and the supporters.

When will the Paris 2024 Olympics flag fly?

The flag was originally meant to be made into a garment after Sunday’s ceremony. Since he didn’t climb due to bad weather, he may not have a chance to fly the Eiffel Tower at all.

If organizers still intend to make the display, the opening ceremony of the 2024 Olympics is 1,083 days away.