Get Up to Speed With the 2024 Olympics in Paris

Get Up to Speed With the 2024 Olympics in Paris

Curious about the 2024 Olympics? We answer all your questions about the Paris Olympic Games. Discover key dates, venues, new sports, ticket purchasing, and the Olympics schedule 2024 to help you find and watch your favourite events.

When and Where Are the 2024 Olympic Games?

For the first time in exactly 100 years, Paris will play host to the 2024 Olympics. The dates of the event are from July 26 to August 11. Roughly ten thousand athletes, at the pinnacle of their respective sports, will compete in 329 events while proudly representing their countries.

The Olympics opening ceremony will start on July 26 at 7:30pm (CET) with all 10,500 competitors gathering in the heart of France’s capital, alongside the iconic Seine River. Uniquely, this curtain-raising spectacle will be open to anyone and everyone who flocks to the streets of Paris to take it all in.

Which Sports and Events Will Be Represented?

The Paris Games will feature 32 sports, comprising 44 disciplines and a total of 329 events. With 306 medals to be won, global athletes will strive to break records and make their mark in sporting history.

Running event at the Olympics.

Here is the full list of sports to be showcased at the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

ArcheryArtistic GymnasticsArtistic SwimmingAthletics
BadmintonBasketballBasketball 3×3Beach Volleyball
BoxingBMX FreestyleBMX RacingMountain Biking
Road CyclingTrack CyclingCanoe SlalomCanoe Sprint
Marathon SwimmingModern PentathlonRhythmic GymnasticsRowing
Rugby SevensSailingShootingSkateboarding
Sport ClimbingSurfingSwimmingTable Tennis
VolleyballWater PoloWeightliftingWrestling

What Are the New Olympic Sports Introduced in Paris 2024?

The Summer Olympics is an event which continually sees the inclusion – and exclusion – of new sports and events. Paris 2024 will introduce two new Olympic sports: breaking and kayak cross.

  • Breaking: A form of street dance that originated in the United States in the 1970s, competitors are judged on criteria such as technique, creativity, style, and rhythm.
  • Kayak Cross: This contact canoeing event involves jostling and racing through gates and obstacles, with paddlers required to complete specific manoeuvres before finishing.

Breakdancing event in progress

What Are the Main Venues for the Paris Olympics 2024?

From the historic Stade de France to the breathtaking grounds of Roland Garros, each of the 35 Olympic venues highlights the rich cultural and architectural heritage of Paris.

The Stade de France stadium in Paris

Here are five of the most popular venues and the events they will host.

Stadium EventsCapacity
Stade de FranceAthletics, rugby sevens80,000
Paris La Défense ArenaSwimming, water polo40,000
Bercy ArenaArtistic gymnastics, basketball, trampoline20,000
Roland GarrosBoxing, tennis15,000
Champ de Mars ArenaJudo, wrestling8,400

How Many Countries and Athletes Take Part?

The 2024 Paris Olympics will feature around 10,500 athletes from 206 nations. Team Canada will have 370 athletes competing across sports such as swimming, athletics, gymnastics, soccer, and many more.

AthleteSportDisciplineOlympic medals
Penny OleksiakSwimmingFreestyle, butterfly4 gold, 3 silver, 4 bronze
Christine SinclairSoccerWomen’s1 gold, 2 bronze
Andre De GrasseTrack and Field100m, 200m1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze
Maggie Mac NeilSwimmingButterfly1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze
Kelsey MitchellCyclingTrack1 gold
Julia GrossoSoccerWomen’s1 gold
Summer McIntoshSwimmingFreestyleNone
Camryn RogersAthleticsHammer ThrowNone

How Do Athletes Qualify for the Games?

Competing as an athlete at the Paris 2024 Olympics involves a combination of international competitions, world rankings, and continental qualifiers. Each event has specific criteria set by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the respective sports federations.

Bregje Crolla busy throwing Javellin

How Do I Buy Tickets for the Paris 2024 Olympics?

To buy 2024 Olympics tickets, visit the official ticketing website. Along with tickets to individual events, there are also hospitality packages available that include travel and a place to stay.

What Is the Schedule for the Summer Olympics in 2024?

The Olympics schedule for 2024 has a packed lineup of events spread across 19 days, with a diverse range of sports and events held throughout the city and surrounding areas. View the full schedule.

How Do I Watch the Summer Olympics on TV?

To follow the 2024 Games in Canada, you can tune into broadcasts on CBC and partner networks, TSN and Sportsnet. Coverage will include live broadcasts as well as highlights. You can also live stream all 19 days of the event through CBC Gem and the CBC Sports app.

Will There Be Fan Zones to Watch the Paris 2024 Olympics?

There will be 25 fan zones set up in Paris and surrounds for sports lovers to make the most of the 2024 Olympic Games. These are free-to-enter spaces where events are broadcast on massive TV screens. Additionally, there are special activities, food vendors, and safe playing areas set up for children.

Who Is the Official Mascot?

Olympic Phryge is the official mascot of Paris 2024, inspired by traditional Phrygian hats dating back to 1790. Sporting the blue, white, and red colours of the French flag, it has the Paris 2024 logo on its chest.

What’s next? Look out for our Paris Olympics sports betting preview coming soon, highlighting the best odds and wagering options for making predictions before and during this historic event.

Where Can I Find Official Olympics 2024 Merchandise?

To help fans celebrate and support the event, official Paris Olympics merchandise includes apparel, accessories, and memorabilia. These can be purchased through official Paris 2024 shops and authorized retailers.

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