The Olympic Games of Paris 2024
The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be the biggest event ever organised in France. The Olympic Games will take place from 26 July to 11 August 2024. The spectacle taking place during those weeks will go down in history and Paris will be the centre of the world – the world of sport and so much more. The Games are a popular, multicultural festival, a celebration to share with the rest of the world. They represent a new adventure that will embark France on an experience unlike anything it has seen before.
Paris 2024 Olympic games’ key figures
- The XXXIII Olympiad
- 26 July to 11 August 2024
- 19 days of competition (handball, football and rugby take place from July 24th)
- 329 events
- 206 nations
- 28 sports + (including 4 additional sports)
- 762 sessions
- 10 500 athletes
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Paris 2024 has taken the opportunity provided by the IOC in the Olympic Agenda 2020 to propose additional sports to enhance its programme and overall concept. The IOC is keen to set a new standard for inclusive, gender-balanced and youth-centred Games. Paris 2024 submitted its proposal to the IOC to integrate four new sports that are closely associated with youth and reward creativity and athletic performance. These sports are breaking, sport climbing, skateboarding, surfing. All four are easy to take up and participants form communities that are very active on social media.
Leaving a legacy
Hosting the biggest event in the world is going to change our country. It’s inevitable. Paris 2024 want sport values to become a key part of people’s lives and to prove that we can achieve excellence while also championing sustainability.
Our venue concept
Because Paris is not like any other city, the Games in the capital city promise a complete spectacle, thought out for the athletes, spectators and television audiences.
Paris’ iconic landmarks are being transformed into sporting arenas to offer spectators an unparalleled experience and provide an outstanding backdrop for sporting prowess. This unique concept guides our masterplan for the 35 venues :
The Games championed by athletes
Paris 2024 is all about putting on an event that is organised both for the athletes and by the athletes. We’ve set up the Athletes’ Commission to give them a voice. Every Olympic and Paralympic Games organising committee has one but Paris 2024 has decided to broaden its scope.