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The 2024 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad, and commonly known as Paris 2024, is an international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from 26 July to 11 August 2024 in Paris, France. Having previously played host in 1900 and 1924, Paris will become the second city to host the Olympics three times, after London (1908, 1948 and 2012). 2024 will mark the centenary of the Paris Games of 1924 and the sixth Olympic Games hosted by France (three in summer and three in winter).
Following the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games, the year 2021 officially marks the beginning of the countdown to the Paris Games. It is the handing over of the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the previous Games that marks the starting point of a new era of Games in France. 2021 was also the first year of a quadrilogy in which sport and its values will be honored through the Monnaie de Paris' coin and medallions collections. To mark the countdown to the launch of the Games, Monnaie de Paris issued a €2 commemorative coin for four years from 2021. These coins highlighted the Olympic Games through famous French numismatic figures.
Depicts Augustin Dumont's Génie de la Liberté (the "Spirit of Freedom") practising discus throwing in an “ancient" way in reference to the Olympic Games of the Antique era, Arc de Triomphe behind. On the left is the monogram “RF” of the French Republic and below that is the mintmark, year of issue and the mark of the general engraver. The Paris 2024 Olympic Games logo on the right. The twelve stars of the European flag are shown on the outer ring.
RF PARIS 2024
A geographical map of Western Europe spans the outer ring and inner core on the right side of the coin. The inscription 2 EURO is superimposed over the map of Europe, with the numeral “2” located in an open field representing the eastern Atlantic Ocean.
The sequence "2 ★ ★" repeated six times alternately upright and inverted
2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★ 2 ★ ★