Paris 2024: Closing ceremony of Olympics revealed

The Closing Ceremony of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will conclude 17 memorable days of sporting excellence and celebration in France on 11 August. Thomas Jolly has designed and directed “Records,” an exceptional show on a 2,800 m² stage at the Stade de France to mark these final moments of the Games.

The Stade de France will become an immense concert venue for the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games on 11 August. Artistic director Thomas Jolly will oversee a breathtaking show featuring over a hundred performers, including acrobats, dancers, and circus artists. 

Such performance will feature an original soundtrack, new musical pieces, and appearances by renowned global artists. Audiences will be treated to aerial acts, massive sets, elaborate costumes, and impressive lighting effects, taking them on a journey through both history and the future.

It will also highlight traditional elements such as the display of national flags, the athletes’ parade, and the handover of the Olympic flag to the Los Angeles 2028 Organising Committee, ensuring memorable moments for all.

Jolly’s aim for this ceremony is to deliver a significant message and provide an immersive, collective experience that reflects on the origins and future of the Games, celebrating a moment of timeless connection and the idea that together we can make a difference.

“I’ve designed a show in which the Olympic Games disappear once again, and someone comes along and founds them,” he said. 

“It’s a very visual, very choreographic, very acrobatic show with an operatic dimension to give a great visual fresco and say goodbye to athletes from all over the world. Together, let’s make this evening a memorable and conscious celebration, honouring the past and embracing the future.”

Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024, insists the closing ceremony will be emotional, but believes it will be a fitting tribute and send off, capping the stunning spectacle in the French capital.

“The moment will be solemn and emotional, but it will also be a time for celebration! Finally, the pressure will be off, and everyone will be able to take full advantage of the absolutely exceptional show that is being planned under the direction of Thomas Jolly, with the help of all the teams working across the four Paris 2024 ceremonies,” Estanguet said.

“Innovative, surprising and brilliant, these ceremonies already promise to be very powerful, just like “Records”, which has everything it takes to make a mark on the history of Closing Ceremonies.”

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