The Tokyo Olympics ended Sunday with a closing ceremony broadcast live at the Trocadero in Paris, where more than 6,000 were gathered.
Festivities were organized to illustrate the handover between Tokyo and Paris, which will host the next Olympic Games, in 2024. What to give a taste of this future event.
Tokyo officially passed the baton to Paris for the organization of the Olympic Games on Sunday afternoon with the closing ceremony of the Japanese Olympic Games.
During this closed-door event, the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, as per protocol, received from the hands of the governor of Tokyo the flag with the rings, symbol of the global sporting event.
At the same time, in the French capital, it was already celebrating, while Paris will host the 2024 Olympic Games. At the Trocadéro, in front of the Eiffel Tower, more than 6,000 people gathered to attend this handover in a planned enclosure. for this purpose.
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"It's much better than watching TV"
When the first notes of the credits of the closing ceremony in Tokyo sound, the crowd, massed under the giant screens, already vibrates. "It's much better than watching TV," enthuses a participant at the microphone of Europe 1. "We experience the sensations better, we live the event better. What are we in!" Further on, a young man is delighted to attend a "grandiose" show. "We all meet together ... That's sport!"
The champions of this year's French Olympic delegation are greeted like rock stars on stage.
Teddy Riner, bronze medalist in individual judo and gold in team, even turns into a driver.
"Are you ready or not?"
he yells at the audience.
As Anne Hidalgo receives the Olympic flag in Tokyo, the crowd at the Trocadéro exults and waves the French flags.
Then the eyes turn to the sky when the Patrouille de France drop its tricolor smoke above the emblematic Parisian place.
"We wanted to mark the occasion"
For Cécile, present in the public, missing this ceremony was not an option. "We came from Nantes leaving this morning very early with our children. We wanted to mark the occasion", she tells the microphone of Europe 1. "It's the holidays. We said to ourselves' come on hop , let's go '. And we don't regret it! " "When the athletes arrived one by one, there was an emotion. We hardly imagined that they actually existed. There, it's concrete, it's palpable, it's very nice", adds- she does. The musician Woodkid then closed the festivities in a boosted atmosphere, giving a nice taste of Paris 2024.