Paris Olympics 2024: Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Number of Sports/ Medal, Venues

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
Motto Come Share
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.

Venue Events Capacity
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
Les Invalides Archery 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
Non-Competitive
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.

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