The logo for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics, depicting the Olympic flame within a gold medal, has been unveiled in host city Paris.

The circular design with Paris 2024 in the art deco style which was in vogue in 1924 when Paris last hosted the Games, also incorporates the lips and outline of Marianne, the personification of the French Republic since the revolution in 1789.

The golden Marianne marks a break from the colourful Eiffel Tower ’24’ logo used for the bid campaign.

Organisers called it “a new phase” in the project where the objective was no longer the bid but the promotion of the Games themselves to the public and potential sponsors.

STILL IN SPORTS; Nigeria international and Villarreal forward Samuel Chukwueze has been named by France Football in a shortlist of 10 players contending for the second Kopa Trophy.

The Kopa Trophy is an association football award presented to the best performing player under the age of 21.

The award is named after former French footballer Raymond Kopa and the winner is selected by former Ballon d’Or winners.

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