The Summer Olympics in the year 2024 will be held in Paris. Officially, the name of this sporting event is the “Games of the XXXIII Olympiad”. The city of Paris is selected to host these games unanimously. With this, Paris is going to be the 2nd city after London to host the Summer Olympics three times. The emblem of Paris Olympics 2024 is a representation of Marianne (national personification). It also resembles a gold medal.
If you are a sports fan then you might know that summer Olympics are the biggest sporting event in the world. Top athletes from around the world will participate in the tournament. In today’s post, we are going to share complete details related to the Paris 2024 Olympics.
Paris Olympics 2024 Overview
|Paris Olympics 2024|
|Host City||Paris, France|
|Number of Events||329 events in 32 sports (48 disciplines)|
|Opening Ceremony date||26 July 2024|
|Closing Ceremony date||11 August 2024|
|Stadium for opening and closing ceremony||State de France|
|Opened by||President of France (Expected)|
|Number of Athletes||10, 500|
Paris Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies 2024
- The opening ceremonies of the Paris Olympics 2024 will take place on 26th July 2024.
- The closing ceremonies of Summer Olympics Paris 2024 will be held on 11th August 2024.
- Both opening and closing ceremonies will take place at Jardins du Trocadéro. It is an open space located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Please note that ceremonies are taking place in open spaces instead of a stadium. This is quite unique in itself.
List of Sports in Paris Olympics 2024
Champion athletes from around the globe are preparing for Paris 2024. The 2024 Summer Olympics will have 329 events across 32 sports. The number of events in each sport is shown below.
- Artistic swimming – 2 Events
- Diving – 8 Events
- Swimming – 37 Events
- Water polo – 2 Events
- Archery – 5 Events
- Athletics – 48 Events
- Badminton – 5 Events
- Basketball – 2 Events
- 3×3 basketball – 2 Events
- Boxing – 13 Events
- Breaking – 2 Events
- Canoeing Slalom – 6 Events
- Canoeing Sprint – 10 Events
- Cycling BMX freestyle – 2 Events
- Cycling BMX racing – 2 Events
- Cycling Mountain biking – 2 Events
- Cycling Road – 4 Events
- Cycling Track – 12 Events
- Equestrian Dressage – 2 Events
- Equestrian Eventing – 2 Events
- Equestrian Jumping – 2 Events
- Fencing – 12 Events
- Field hockey – 2 Events
- Football – 2 Events
- Golf – 2 Events
- Gymnastics Artistic – 14 Events
- Gymnastics Rhythmic – 2 Events
- Gymnastics Trampoline – 2 Events
- Handball – 2 Events
- Judo – 15 Events
- Modern pentathlon – 2 Events
- Rowing – 14 Events
- Rugby sevens – 2 Events
- Sailing – 10 Events
- Shooting – 15 Events
- Skateboarding – 4 Events
- Sport climbing – 4 Events
- Surfing – 2 Events
- Table tennis – 5 Events
- Taekwondo – 8 Events
- Tennis – 5 Events
- Triathlon – 3 Events
- Volleyball (indoor) – 2 Events
- Beach volleyball – 2 Events
- Weightlifting – 10 Events
- Wrestling Freestyle – 12 Events
- Wrestling Greco-Roman – 6 Events
Paris Olympics 2024 Venues
Most of the events will take place in the city of Paris. However, some tournaments will also be held in the neighbouring cities as well. The stadiums of venues nat which various events going to take place are as follows.
|Grand Paris Zone (Eight Sports)|
|Stade Olympique Colombes Yves-du-Manoir||Field Hockey||10000|
|Stade de France||Rugby 7, Athletics, Football||77083|
|Arena 92||Aquatics (Swimming, Water Polo Playoffs)||15220|
|Alice-Milliat Arena||Badminton, Gymnastics (rhythmic)||8000|
|Saint-Denis||Aquatics (Water polo preliminaries, diving, artistic swimming)||5000|
|La Courneuve Shooting Range||Shooting||3000|
|Le Bourget Climbing Venue||Sport climbing||5000|
|Paris Centre Zone (19 sports)|
|Parc des Princes||Football||48583|
|Stade Roland Garros||Boxing, Tennis||34000|
|Court Philippe Chatrier (with retractable roof)||Tennis||15000|
|Court Suzanne Lenglen (with retractable roof)||Boxing||10000|
|Court Simonne Mathieu and secondary courts||Tennis||9000|
|Paris expo Porte de Versailles||Volleyball (indoor)/ Basketball/ Table Tennis/ Weightlifting||12000|
|Paris-Bercy Arena||Gymnastics/ Basketball||15000|
|Grand Palais||Fencing/ Taekwondo||8000|
|Place de la Concorde||Basketball (3×3)/ Breakdancing/ Cycling (BMX freestyle)/ Skateboarding||30000|
|Pont d’lena||Aquatics (marathon swimming)/ Athletics (marathon, race walk)/ Cycling (road, time trial)/ Triathlon||13000|
|Champ de Mars||Volleyball (Beach)||12000|
|Grand Palais Ephemere||Judo/ Wrestling||8000|
|Versailles Zone (Four Sports)|
|Palace of Versailles||Equestrian (Dressage, Jumping, Eventing Cross Country)/ Modern Pentathlon (Excluding Fencing and Swimming)||80000|
|Le Golf National||Golf||35000|
|Elancourt Hill||Cycling (Mountain Biking)||25000|
|Velodrome de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines||Cycling (Track)/ Modern Penthalong (Fencing)/ Cycling (BMX Racing)||5000|
|Outlying (six sports)|
|Stade Pierre-Mauroy (Lille)||Handball||26000|
|National Olympics Nautical Stadium of Ile-de-France||Rowing/ Canoe-Kayak (sprint)/ Canoe-Kayak (Slalom)||22000|
|Stade-Velodrome (Marseille)||Football (6 preliminaries, women’s quarter-final, men’s semi-final)||67394|
|Parc Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon)||Football (6 preliminaries, men’s quarter-final, women’s semi-final)||59186|
|Stade Matmut Altantique (Bordeaux)||Football (6 preliminaries, women’s quarter-final, men’s 3rd place match)||42115|
|Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (Saint-Etienne)||Football (6 preliminaries, men’s quarter-final, women’s 3rd place match)||41965|
|Allianz Riviera (Nice)||Football (6 preliminaries, quarterfinals)||35624|
|Stade de la Beaujoire (Nantes)||Football (6 preliminaries, quater finals)||35322|
|Port de la Pointe Rouge (Marseille)||Sailing||5000|
|Debarcadere Teahupoo (Teahupo’o, French Polynesia)||Surfing||5000|
|Jardins du Trocadero||Opening and closing ceremonies|
|L’lle Saint Denis||Olympic Village||17000|
|Le Bourget||Media Village/ International Broadcast Centre/ Main Press Centre|
Frequently Asked Questions
Question – 1: When will the Paris Olympics 2024 start?
Answer: The Paris Olympics will start on 26 July 2024
Question – 2: When is the closing ceremony of the Paris Olympics 2024?
Answer: The closing ceremony of Paris Olympics is on 11 August 2024.
Question – 3: When is Paris city selected to host the summer Olympics 2024?
Answer: Paris was selected as the host city on 13th September 2017 at the 131st IOC Session in Lima, Peru.
Question – 4: Which cities did Paris beat to take the hosting rights of Summer Olympics 2024?
Answer: In the year 2015, five cities i.e. Paris, Rome, Hamburg, Los Angeles, and Budapest. However, Hamburg, Rome, and Budapest withdrew from the competition leaving Los Angeles and Paris in contention. Then, a proposal was accepted in which 2024 Olympics will be held in Paris and 2028 Olympics will be held in Los Angeles. So, we can say that Paris was selected as a host for Summer Olympics 2024 unanimously.
Question – 5: How many nations will participate in Paris Olympics 2024?
Answer: About 206 nations are expected to participate in the Paris Olympics 2024. However, it also depends upon the number of athletes qualifying for the Olympics.