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‘Spectacular’ Olympic Rings now adorn the Eiffel Tower

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Paris is gearing up for the Olympic Games with the Olympic Rings being installed on the Eiffel Tower.

The installation of the five Olympic Rings added the glory of Olympic colours to the iconic Eiffel Tower. The Rings were installed between the first and second floors of the iconic structure.

“In the world of the Games, we call these giant Rings “Spectaculars”, and I can’t think of anything more spectacular than the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower is Paris, it’s the face of France. We wanted to offer a sight to remember,” says Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024. 

The Eiffel Tower is the most beautiful symbol of Paris. Therefore, it was a natural choice for the Paris Olympics organisers to pick the Eiffel Tower.

The 29m wide and 13m high construction is made of recycled steel. It was installed on the the iconic monument by using four cranes. The Rings are about 30 tonnes in weight.

“We wanted the most iconic symbol of the Olympics – the rings – to meet the most iconic symbol of Paris – the Eiffel Tower,” said Paris 2024 managing director Michael Aloisio.

The Olympic Rings are made of 100000 low-intensity LEDs. They are shiinge in their traditional colours- blue, yellow, black, green, and red during daytime. But they are turning into white during night to make the black ring visible.

According to Pierre Engel, the project manager of ArcelorMittal, the weight and the resistance to the weather were considered most important. A full-scale test was held in May to assess the stability and assembly of the Olympic rings. 

The Eiffel Tower will be the setting for Beach Volleyball, Judo, Wrestling and Road Cycling. The Rings of the Eiffel Tower will shine until the end of the Paralympics in late September.

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PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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