With two years to go to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, the official competition schedule has been released. Check out the full schedule to find out exactly when the world’s greatest athletes will be competing in events such as the 100 m freestyle, the 400 m hurdles, the Olympic marathon, team fencing, as well as the women’s and men’s football, handball and rugby sevens finals.
The first medals going up for grabs on Day 1
The first Olympic medals will be claimed on Day 1 of the two-week event. The athletes competing on 27 July – the day after the opening ceremony – will deliver the first unforgettable and emotional moments of the Games with the whole world watching. The women’s and men’s cycling time trials will take place on the streets of Paris from 2.30 p.m., while the judo competitions will kick off in the Champs de Mars Arena, fencing at the Grand Palais and rugby sevens at the Stade de France. Other Day 1 events will include swimming at the Paris La Défense Arena in Nanterre, diving at the Aquatics Centre and shooting at the CNTS shooting range in Châteauroux.
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Looking at the additional sports on the programme, skateboarding events will be held on Day 1 at Place de la Concorde, finding successors to the Japanese athletes who won three out of the four gold medals up for grabs at the Tokyo 2020 Games. The breaking events will take place two weeks later, with the b-girls showing off their moves from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on 9 August and the b-boys throwing shapes at the same time the following day, rounding off an unforgettable two weeks in one of the most iconic places in Paris.
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An action-packed weekend marking the halfway point
The weekend marking the halfway point of the Olympic Games is sure to keep many people around the world on the edge of their seats.The 3 and 4 August will serve up a feast of finals for all sports fans to look forward to, whether they are interested in tennis, table tennis or the judo mixed team event, which made its Olympic debut in Tokyo. With fencing, athletics, archery, shooting, road race, golf, horse riding, rowing, artistic gymnastics, badminton and swimming champions set to be crowned over the weekend, there’ll be something for everybody to enjoy.
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Swimming and athletics finals
The athletics and swimming finals are among the most eagerly anticipated events at any Olympic Games. With a shot at Olympic glory at stake, some of the world’s most elite athletes set themselves apart from the rest of the pack by mere hundredths of a second. In 2024, these nail-bitingly intense finals will take place in the evening time in France to ensure they can be enjoyed by as many people as possible. The swimming finals will begin at 8.30 p.m. each evening from 27 July to 3 August and 6.30 p.m. on 4 August, while the athletics finals at the Stade de France will begin at 7 p.m. each evening from 1 to 11 August.
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A rollercoaster of emotions spanning 26 July to 11 August
The Games can sweep us up into a whirlwind of unforgettable emotions and stunning performances for days on end. Here is when these must-see events will be taking place in some of the world’s most incredible locations in two years’ time.
The women’s and men’s surfing semi-finals and finals will take place on the legendary Teahupo’o wave in Tahiti at 7 a.m. local time (7 p.m. Paris time) on 30 July. Photo : Nuture/Getty images.
The women’s and men’s 100 m freestyle finals – one of the toughest assignments in swimming – will take place in the Paris La Défense Arena in Nanterre from 8.30 p.m. on 31 July. Photo : Al Bello/Getty Images.
The final of the men’s individual archery event will take place on the iconic Esplanade des Invalides in the centre of Paris from 1 p.m. on 4 August. Photo : Buda Mendes/Getty Images.
The final of the equestrian team jumping event will take place in the stunning gardens of the Château de Versailles, from 2 p.m. on 6 August. Photo : Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images.
The men’s 110 m hurdle finals will take place at the Stade de France from 7 p.m. on 8 August, with the women’s 100m hurdle finals taking place two days later. Photo : Ian Walton/Getty Images.
The women’s handball finals will take place in the 27,000-seater Pierre Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve d’Ascq, Lille, at 3 p.m. on 10 August, with the men’s finals taking place at 1.30 p.m. on 11 August. Photo : Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images.
Find the full sport-by-sport schedule here.