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Winter Pleasures
for the Summer Games

Paris proudly wears its 2012 cap all year round. Keeping in the spirit of the end of year parties, the city is not missing out on the chance to show its love of the Games this winter.
Paris 2012 Logo on Skating Rink - © J. Millet - Paris 2012
The three rinks all share a common theme, they all display the colours of Paris 2012. (© J. Millet - Paris 2012)
- Paris 2012 on Ice
- Paris City Hall' Website
Traditionally at this time of year, Paris offers its inhabitants and visitors the chance to experience the pleasure of ice skating.  Three temporary ice skating rinks have been installed in the capital: in front of the City Hall, by the 'parvis' at Montparnasse Station and spectacularly, on the first level of the Eiffel Tower.
Whichever of the three rinks you may visit, they all share a common theme.  They all display the colours of Paris 2012.  The logos frozen into the ice remind us  that although Paris is a candidate to host the Summer Games in 2012, L'Amour des Jeux is alive during all seasons.
L'Amour des Jeux is also celebrated in front of the city halls d'arrondissement Paris.  Since the beginning of December, the twenty buildings have been adorned with the Paris 2012 colours and message and illustrates perfectly the city's strong support for the candidacy. 
Finally, in addition to the thousands of lights that illuminate the capital  marking the end of year celebrations, there are also the Paris 2012 decorations.  In green, blue, red, orange, they float in the wind offering to passers-by a reminder that there are manyl New Year's wishes in the air, - not least  "I wish the for the Games to be in Paris in 2012".
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