The Summer Olympic games that will take place in Paris in 2024 are the opportunity, for Monnaie de Paris to celebrate this major international competition through a series celebrating Sport, its values and the athletes. Olympism and Paralympism will be highlighted on those products, struck in France in our art workshops.
In 2023, we are developing a collection of medallions representing the 26 letters of the Alphabet illustrated by 26 Olympic and Paralympic sports.
Unlike the Olympic Games, which have three equestrian disciplines, only dressage is included in the Paralympic Games programme. Originally, para-dressage was used as a therapy for the benefits that the relationship with the animal brings to man. Para-dressage is the symbiosis between the rider and the horse. It was included in the Paralympic Games in 1996, at the Atlanta Games.