Looking forward to the Paris Olympics 2024 in France? It is still a bit of a wait, but the Summer Olympics in Paris are really coming. For more than two weeks, the best athletes in the world will compete against each other in the summer of 2024 at iconic locations in the city of lights. The Olympics will be the largest event ever organized in France. Paris was already the setting for the Olympics in 1900 and 1924. During this edition, the organization mainly focuses on innovation, participation and sustainability.
More than ever, the Olympics in 2024 are the perfect time for a city trip to Paris and attending some fun sports competitions. It is also summer in Paris. Ideal to enjoy good weather. In this article we tell you everything you need to know about the Olympics: when do the games take place, at which locations & dates, program and what is new during these games? And how can you buy tickets for the 2024 Olympics in Paris? Ready in the starting blocks? We already do.
TIP: book your hotel for the Paris Olympics 2024 sufficiently in advance because the demand for hotels during this period will of course be very high.
1. Where to buy tickets for the Paris Olympics 2024 in France
Tickets for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games can only be purchased through the official website. More than 10 million tickets will be available. Prices for all Olympic sports start at €24 and go up to €690. The prices of the tickets depend on the chosen sport category and session.
Ticket sales to the general public are conducted in several phases, with the first two sales phases being drawn by lottery:
– December 2022: start of registration for lottery, packages for multiple events
– February 2023: first round of draw, packages for multiple match sessions
– May 2023: second round of draw, sale of individual tickets
– end of 2023: sale of all remaining tickets (without lottery)
Buying tickets for the Paralympic Games is possible from the end of 2023.
2. When are the Paris Summer Olympics 2024
The Olympic Games in Paris will take place from July 26 to August 11, 2024. No fewer than 600,000 spectators are expected along the quays of the Seine for the opening ceremony on Friday, July 26. A 6 kilometer course between Pont d’Austerlitz and Pont d’léna. For the first time in the history of the Summer Olympic Games, the opening ceremony will not take place in a stadium.
Good to know: the Paralympic Games are from August 28 to September 8, 2024. The opening ceremony for the Paralympic Games will take place at Place de Concorde and on the Champs-Elysées on August 28.
3. Schedule of the Summer Olympics in Paris
The program for the 2024 Summer Olympics has now been finalized. Check out the full schedule below to find out exactly when the world’s best athletes will compete in the 100m freestyle, 400m hurdles or Olympic marathon. More than 300 events take place in total. There will be 10,500 athletes from 206 countries. There are 19 days of competition with the last events taking place on August 11.
4. Opening ceremony Paris Olympics: beautiful parade on the Seine
5. Where will the Olympic Games take place in 2024: locations + map
The 2024 Olympic Games will not only take place in Paris but at locations all over France, even in Tahiti (surfing). For this historic event, Paris is thinking big. Paris’ most iconic and beautiful landmarks are transformed into spectacular competition venues in the heart of the city. Just think of volleyball in front of the Eiffel Tower (Champ-de-Mars), fencing and taekwondo under the glass roof of the Grand Palais or archery on the esplanade at Invalides. An unforgettable experience for spectators and athletes alike.
An Olympic village will also be built for athletes, 7 km north of the center of Paris (in the boroughs of Saint-Denis, Ile Saint-Denis and Saint-Ouen). Here the athletes will be able to prepare for the competitions, train and relax in a green environment.
6. 32 sports in the Olympics and what’s new
There are 28 Olympic sports: athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, archery, breakdance, weightlifting, gymnastics, golf, handball, hockey, judo, canoeing, climbing, modern pentathlon, equestrian, rowing, rugby, fencing, shooting, skateboarding, surfing , taekwondo, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, football, volleyball, cycling, wrestling, sailing and swimming.
Four new sports have also been added during the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. Those are breakdancing, surfing, climbing and skateboarding.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Paris Olympics 2024
Tickets for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games can only be purchased through the official website. The sale of tickets to the general public takes place in several phases. More than 10 million tickets will be available. Prices for all Olympic sports start at €24 and go up to €690.
The 2024 Olympic Games will not only take place in Paris but at locations all over France, even in Tahiti (surfing). Paris' most iconic landmarks are transformed into spectacular competition venues in the heart of the city.
There are 28 Olympic sports in the Olympics 2024: athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, archery, breakdance, weightlifting, gymnastics, golf, handball, hockey, judo, canoeing, climbing, modern pentathlon, equestrian, rowing, rugby, fencing, target shooting , skateboarding, surfing, taekwondo, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, football, volleyball, cycling, wrestling, sailing and swimming.
Four new sports have also been added during the Summer Olympics 2024 in Paris: breakdancing, surfing, climbing and skateboarding.
The 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris France are an event not to be missed. There are also many cultural activities on the program. Time to get your tickets for the Olympic Games and enjoy an unforgettable experience.
More information about the program, sports and the latest news about the Olympic Games on the official website of Paris 2024: www.paris2024.org/en/
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