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.
Para-cycling is divided into two disciplines at the Paralympic Games: road cycling since 1984 and track cycling since 1996. The particularity of para-cycling lies in the multitude of types of bikes used: standard bike, handbike, tricycle, tandem... Each type of disability has its own machine. For example, the tandem, reserved for visually impaired or blind people, is used with an able-bodied guide.