The official logo of the games – which will be used by both the Olympics and Paralympics – was unveiled in Paris on Monday night.
The designers say the image incorporates a gold medal, the Olympic flame and Marianne – the symbol of the French Republic.
— France tv sport (@francetvsport) October 21, 2019
“It is made up of three symbols, both simple and powerful,” the organisers said in a statement.
“The gold medal, symbol of sport. The flame, icon of the Olympic and Paralympic movement. Marianne, image of France.
“These symbols reveal a face that embodies our ambition to put people at the heart of the Games.”
The Art Deco styling is a nod to 1924, the last time Paris hosted the games.
But on the Twitter reaction was more along the lines of – affectionate – mockery, with many people pointing out that the logo basically looks like a chic Paris woman with bobbed hair and lipstick.
The French Olympic logo tumbles out of bed on a Parisian morning. She tousles her messy bob, dons breton stripes and ballet flats and whisks down the stairs from her fifth-floor apartment to grab a baguette before enigmatically texting two men who are pursuing her romantically. pic.twitter.com/5R2PVaXaa6
— Megan Clement (@MegClement) October 21, 2019
Others spotted a resemblance to Welsh actress Ruth Jones – better known as Nessa in hit TV show Gavin and Stacey.
The #Paris2024 logo as female icons
1) Nessa Jenkins pic.twitter.com/3vsCRv80zD
— Josh Owen (@JoshOwen123) October 22, 2019
Or even Lisa Simpson . . .
— Simpsonito (@SimpsonitoMX) October 22, 2019
While Andrew Lavery seems to be drawing on very personal recollections here.
— Andrew ? (@lavery_andrew) October 22, 2019
Others felt that a certain similarity in the logo was a nod to Paris' reputation as the city of romance.
— Tonny (@akolov) October 22, 2019
And some suggested it looked like an emoji.
— STEMChick (@SarahLChick) October 22, 2019
Yet there was also plenty of support for the logo, with government spokesman Sibeth Ndiaye describing it as “magnifique”.
#PARIS2024 : Un magnifique logo, à la hauteur de l'ambition que nous souhaitons porter pour les #JO2024 ! Merci à toute l'équipe @Paris2024 et bon courage pour la suite des préparatifs ! cc @TonyESTANGUET https://t.co/7yJrZ4jMMi
— Sibeth Ndiaye (@SibethNdiaye) October 21, 2019
And one thing everyone can agree on – the image certainly says 'France'.