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2024 is a leap year, which means it is also the year of the Summer Olympics! The thirty-third Games of the Olympiad are going to be taking place in Paris in about 197 days from today.

In 2020 the traditional 4-year Olympiad cycle was delayed due to COVID, and following the Paris 2024 Olympics, the Summer Games will return to the original cycle. Paris 2024 will mark the 100th anniversary of France hosting the Olympics. The last time Paris was the home ground for the games was in 1924. Paris was also the homeground for the Summer Olympics for it’s second year albeit, first time for France in 1900. 

Read on as Wego takes you on a journey to the Paris Olympics 2024

Paris Olympics 2024 overview 

The Paris 2024 Summer Olympics, officially designated as the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad and widely recognized as Paris 2024, is a forthcoming global multi-sport gathering, marking the largest event ever to be hosted in France.

Paris is designated as the primary host city, accompanied by 16 additional cities dispersed throughout metropolitan France. Additionally, there is one subsite situated in Tahiti, an island within the French overseas territory and overseas collectivity of French Polynesia.

Paris Olympics 2024 date 

The Paris 2024 Olympics is scheduled to take place from 26 July to 11 August 2024. However, football and rugby competitions are set to kick off on 24 July, followed by the handball tournament on 25 July.

Over a span of just over three weeks, a total of 329 events spanning 32 sports will unfold, featuring the participation of 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) along with the Refugee Olympic Team.

Paris Olympics 2024 logo

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The logo for the Paris Olympics 2024 is an emblem that brings together three iconic symbols. Named Marianne, the design is a unity of the gold medal, the flame, and the face of Marianne – a cherished symbol of the revolution and the people of France.

Paris Olympics flame

The Olympic flame, a symbol deeply entrenched in the Olympic movement and serving as a link between ancient and modern games, initiates its ceremonial journey with the Olympic torch relay. This ceremony culminates in the lighting of the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony, and the flame persists until the Olympic closing ceremony.

For the first time in the history of the Games, each day of the Olympic Torch Relay and the Paralympic Torch Relay, team relays of 24 people will be organized to spread the energy of sport and the collective in all territories! The first torchbearers in collective relays are going to be the captains of each sporting team. 

As per ancient tradition, the Paris 2024 Olympic Torch Relay will be lit by the sun’s rays on 16 April 2024, during a ceremony held in the sanctuary of Olympia, in Greece, where the ancient Games were held. From the Peloponnese, the Olympic flame will head to Athens to board the Belem and cross the Mediterranean Sea.

On 8 May 2024, in Marseille, the Olympic Flame will commence its remarkable odyssey across France. The relay’s route will showcase prominent French figures who have played pivotal roles in inspiring and enhancing the country’s influence and reputation, such as Joan of Arc in Orléans and Charles de Gaulle in Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises, among others.

Paris Olympics 2024 mascot

The name of the mascot of Paris 2024 is Olympic Phryge. Based on the traditional small Phrygian hats that the mascots are shaped after, the name and design were chosen as symbols of freedom and to represent allegorical figures of the French Republic. 

The motto of the Olympic Phryge is — “Alone we go faster, but together we go further,”. They represent the ways in which the mascots and the people of the world can make each other better by working side-by-side.

Paris Olympics 2024 opening ceremony 

In a collaborative effort involving the French Government, the City of Paris, the French National and Olympic Sports Committee (CNOSF), and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), a groundbreaking opening ceremony has been crafted for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.

This event promises to be monumental, introducing several unprecedented elements to the Games. Departing from the traditional stadium setting, the opening ceremony is set to unfold in the heart of Paris, specifically on the iconic River Seine.

Athletes representing each nation will parade along the River Seine aboard boats designated for their respective national delegations. Equipped with cameras, these boats will provide a televised and online spectacle, allowing audiences to witness the unique ceremony. The procession of 10,500 athletes will navigate from the east to the west of the Seine, traversing the centre of Paris.

The 6 km parade route will conclude in front of the Trocadéro, where the final elements of the Olympic protocol and concluding performances will unfold. This historic event is scheduled to take place on Friday, 26 July 2024, marking a distinctive moment in the Olympic history

Paris Olympics 2024 opening ceremony tickets

Envisioned as the grandest ceremony in the history of the Games, the opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics is open to everyone without any admission fee.

Spectators will be able to attend the festivities along the banks of the Seine. Although tickets are not required to watch the ceremony from the upper quays, attendees wishing to witness the historic event from the lower quay, that is, from the Austerlitz Bridge to the Iéna Bridge, will need to purchase tickets. 

Paris Olympics 2024 venue 

For the 16 days of the Games, the entire city of Paris will serve as the residence for thousands of athletes. There will be a total of 35 venues, with fourteen sites hosting 24 Olympic sports located within 10km of the Olympic Village. The Games will take place in several locations around Paris, such as les Yvelines, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-et-Marne and Seine-Saint-Denis.

However, the Paris 2024 Games will extend to many other areas of France, with the football tournament being played in six other cities, including Bordeaux, Nantes, Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Nice and Marseille, sailing taking place in Marseille and surfing held at the Teahupo’o site in Tahiti.

Paris Olympics 2024 stadiums

The following are the stadiums across which the Paris Olympics 2024 will take place:

State de France

Located in Sant Denis, State de France is the national stadium of France. With a seating capacity of 80,698, it also holds the title of the biggest stadium in France.

The venue serves as the home ground for the French national football and rugby union teams during international competitions. When configured for track and field events, it stands as the largest in Europe, accommodating 78,338 spectators.

For the Paris Olympics 2024, the discipline of sports scheduled to take place in this stadium are Athletics and Rugby Sevens. 

Roland-Garros Stadium

For 95 years, the Roland-Garros Stadium has stood witness to some of the most memorable moments in tennis history. As it prepares to host a portion of the Paris Olympics 2024, the spotlight will be on the sports of Tennis and Boxing.

Spanning 12 hectares, the stadium boasts 18 clay courts. Among them, the Simonne Mathieu and Suzanne Lenglen Courts are set to be the stages for tennis events during Paris 2024, while the Philippe Chatrier Court will play host to both boxing and tennis competitions.

Parc des Princes

Established in 1972, and housing a seating capacity of 47,929 spectators, the ‘Parc’ has served as the residence of the Paris Saint-Germain football club since 1974. Consequently, it comes as no shock that it will be the venue for football matches during the Paris Olympics 2024 as well.

Situated in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, France, Parc des Princes is an all-seater football stadium in Paris. Moreover, before the inauguration of the Stade de France in 1998, it functioned as the primary home ground for both France’s national football team and national rugby union team.

Place de la Concorde

Positioned at the eastern terminus of the Champs-Élysées, the Place de la Concorde stands as Paris’s largest and one of its most renowned public squares.

Among the groundbreaking aspects of Paris 2024 for the Summer Olympics is the unique opportunity to host the Olympiad Games on the very ground that has borne witness to pivotal events such as the French Revolution, the celebratory moments marking the end of the First World War, and the Liberation of Paris during the Second World War.

For the Paris Olympics 2024, the sporting disciplines scheduled to unfold in this historic location include BMX Freestyle, Skateboarding, Breaking, and 3X3 Basketball.

Stade Vélodrome

Since its establishment in 1937, Stade Vélodrome has served as the home ground for Marseille’s professional football team, Olympique de Marseille. Over the years, it has not only been the venue for matches involving the French national teams but has also hosted all major competitions held in France since the first half of the 20th century.

Therefore, it’s fitting that this historic stadium will continue to be revered as one of the significant venues for a segment of the football competition during Paris 2024.

Grand Palais

The Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées, commonly referred to as the Grand Palais, stands as a magnificent complex at the centre of Paris. Initially built for the Universal Exhibition in 1900, this iconic structure is globally acclaimed for its stunning nave and glass roof, earning recognition as a historic monument by the French Ministry of Culture.

While it occasionally transforms into a sports venue, the Grand Palais predominantly functions as a museum, art gallery, exhibition space, and concert hall. It is set to host the sports disciplines of Fencing and Taekwondo during Paris 2024.

Champ de Mars Arena & Eiffel Tower Stadium

Nestled between the Eiffel Tower to the northwest and the École Militaire to the southeast, Champ de Mars stands out as one of the most iconic green expanses globally. Once serving as the parade grounds for the French military, it is now designated as the venue for several events during the Olympic Games.

For the Paris Olympics 2024, the sporting disciplines set to unfold there include Beach Volleyball, Judo, and Wrestling during the upcoming Olympic Games.

Esplanade des Invalides

Situated on the northern side of the Hôtel des Invalides, the Esplanade des Invalides is an expansive open lawn area.

For the Paris Olympics 2024, the scheduled sporting event to take place there is Archery.

Château de Versailles

The Château de Versailles, once the residence of King Louis XIV’s court and later a focal point of French royalty until the French Revolution, will play a role in the Paris Olympics 2024. A temporary outdoor arena will be established on the Etoile Royale esplanade, situated to the west of the Grand Canal, at the heart of the Palace’s gardens.

During the Paris Olympics 2024, the sports disciplines set to take place in this unique setting are Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon.

Teahupo’o

Situated on the southwestern coast of Tahiti, an island in French Polynesia within the South Pacific Ocean, Teahupoʻo is renowned for its awe-inspiring surfing waves.

If you were to speculate about the sporting event scheduled for the Paris Olympics 2024 in this location, your guess would be accurate – it is indeed Surfing!

Yves-du-Manoir Stadium

Stade Yves-du-Manoir holds a distinctive role in Paris 2024, as it is designated to host a singular Olympic event. This marks the second occasion since its establishment in 1907 that the stadium will be a part of the Games of the Olympiad.

Originally renovated for the Paris 1924 Olympics, during which it served as the main arena for the Games, the stadium would return to the Olympic stage a century later. In the Paris Olympics 2024, Stade Yves-du-Manoir will be the venue for the sport of Hockey.

Paris Olympics 2024 schedule 

The following is the schedule for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics:

All timings mentioned are local

Wednesday, 24 July 2024

Football

  • M group stage (8 matches): 3 PM to 11 PM

Rugby sevens

  • M pool rounds: 3:30 PM to 10 PM

Thursday, 25 July 2024

Archery

  • W ranking round: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • M ranking round: 2:15 PM to 5:15 PM

Football

W group stage (6 matches): 5 PM to 11 PM

Handball

  • W preliminaries (2 matches): 9 AM to 12:30 PM;
  • W preliminaries (2 matches): 2 PM to 5:30 PM
  • W preliminaries (2 matches): 7 PM to 10:30 PM

Rugby sevens

  • M pool rounds: 2 PM to 5 PM
  • M placement matches, quarters: 8 PM to 11 PM

Friday, 26 July 2024

The opening ceremony is scheduled to take place on 26 July 2024. The following games are going to be held after the opening ceremony. 

Saturday, 27 July 2024 (14 gold medal events)

Artistic gymnastics

  • M qualifications: 11 AM to 1:30 PM; 3:30 PM to 6 PM; 8 PM to 10:30 PM

Badminton

  • M/W/Mixed singles & doubles group stage: 8:30 AM to 12 PM
  • M/W/Mixed singles & doubles group stage: 2 PM to 5:30 PM
  • M/W singles & doubles group stage: 7:30 PM to 11 PM

Basketball

  • M group phase (2 matches): 11 AM to 3:15 PM
  • M group phase (1 match): 5:15 PM to 7 PM
  • M group phase (1 match): 9 PM to 10:45 PM

For the complete schedule of the day, please refer to the official page of the Olympics.

Sunday, 28 July 2024 (13 gold medal events)

Archery

  • W team eliminations: 9:30 AM to 11:05 AM
  • W team medal rounds: 2:15 PM to 5:55 PM

Artistic gymnastics

  • W qualifications: 9:30 AM to 1:20 PM, 2:50 PM to 4:30 PM, 6 PM to 7:40, 9:10 PM to 10:50 PM

Badminton

  • M/W singles & doubles group stage: 8:30 AM to 12 PM
  • M/W singles & doubles group stage: 2 PM to 5:30 PM
  • M/W singles & doubles group stage: 7:30 PM to 11 PM

For the complete schedule of the day, please refer to the official page of the Olympics.

Monday, 29 July 2024 (18 gold medal events)

Archery

  • M team eliminations: 9:30 AM to 11:05 AM
  • M team medal rounds: 2:15 PM to 5:55 PM

Artistic gymnastics

  • M team final: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Badminton

  • M/W/Mixed singles & doubles group stage: 8:30 AM to 12 PM
  • M/W/Mixed singles & doubles group stage: 2 PM to 5:30 PM
  • M/W/Mixed singles & doubles group stage: 7:30 PM to 11 PM

For the complete schedule of the day, please refer to the official page of the Olympics.

Tuesday, 30 July 2024 (14 gold medal events)

Archery

  • M/W ind. eliminations: 12 PM to 3:55 PM
  • M/W ind. eliminations: 5:45 PM to 8:25 PM

Artistic gymnastics

  • W team final: 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM

Badminton

  • M/W singles & doubles group stage: 8:30 AM to 12 PM
  • M/W singles & doubles group stage: 2 PM to 5:30 PM
  • M/W singles & doubles group stage: 7:30 PM to 11 PM

For the complete schedule of the day, please refer to the official page of the Olympics.

Wednesday, 31 July 2024 (17 gold medal events)

Archery

  • M/W ind. eliminations: 12 PM to 3:55 PM
  • M/W ind. eliminations: 5:45 PM to 8:25 PM

Artistic gymnastics

  • M ind. all-around final: 5:30 PM to 8:15 PM

Badminton

  • M/W singles group stage: 8:30 AM to 12 PM
  • M/W singles group stage: 2 PM to 5:30 PM
  • M/W singles group play stage, Mixed doubles quarters: 7:30 PM to 11 PM
  • For the complete schedule of the day, please refer to the official page of the Olympics.

Thursday, 1 August 2024 (18 gold medal events)

Archery

  • M/W ind. eliminations: 9:30 AM to 1:25 PM
  • M/W ind. eliminations: 3:30 PM to 7:25 PM

Artistic gymnastics

  • W ind. all-around final: 6:15 PM to 8:25 PM

Badminton

  • M singles round of 1, W doubles quarters: 8:30 AM to 11 AM
  • M doubles quarters, M singles round of 16: 1 PM to 4:30 PM
  • W singles round of 16, Mixed doubles semis: 6:30 PM to 10 PM

For the complete schedule of the day, please refer to the official page of the Olympics.

Friday, 2 August 2024 (23 gold medal events)

Archery

  • Mixed team eliminations: 9:30 AM to 12:05 PM
  • Mixed team medal rounds: 2:15 PM to 5:25 PM

Artistic gymnastics

  • W ind. all-around final: 6:15 PM to 8:25 PM

Badminton

  • M/W doubles semis: 8:30 AM to 1 PM
  • M singles quarters, Mixed doubles medal matches: 3 PM to 10:30 PM

For the complete schedule of the day, please refer to the official page of the Olympics.

Saturday, 3 August 2024 (28 gold medal events)

Archery

  • W ind. eliminations:9:30 AM to 11:15 AM
  • W ind. medal rounds: 1 PM to 3:20 PM 

Artistic gymnastics

  • Apparatus finals: 3 PM to 6 PM

Badminton

  • W singles quarters: 8:30 AM to 1 PM
  • W doubles medal matches: 3 PM to 5:30 PM

For the complete schedule of the day, please refer to the official page of the Olympics.

Sunday, 4 August 2024 (20 gold medal events)

Archery

  • M ind. eliminations:9:30 AM to 11:15 AM
  • M ind. medal rounds: 1 PM to 3:20 PM 

Artistic gymnastics

  • Apparatus finals: 3 PM to 5:25 PM

Badminton

  • M/W singles semis: 8:30 AM to 1 PM
  • M doubles medal matches: 3 PM to 5:30 PM

For the complete schedule of the day, please refer to the official page of the Olympics.

Monday, 5 August 2024 (17 gold medal events)

Artistic gymnastics

  • Apparatus finals: 12 PM to 3:15 PM

Badminton

  • W singles medal matches: 9:45 AM to 12:30 
  • M singles medal matches: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Artistic swimming

  • Team technical routine: 7:30 PM to 9 PM

For the complete schedule of the day, please refer to the official page of the Olympics.

Tuesday, 6 August 2024 (15 gold medal events)

Artistic swimming:

  • Team free routine: 7:30 PM to 9 PM

Boxing

  • W 50kg, W 66kg, M 71kg semis, W 60kg final: 9:30 PM to 11:30 PM

For the complete schedule of the day, please refer to the official page of the Olympics.

Wednesday, 7 August 2024 (21 gold medal events)

Artistic swimming

  • Team acrobatic routine (medal final): 7:30 PM to 9:25 PM

Boxing

  • W 57kg, M +92kg semis, M 63.5kg, M 80kg final: 9:30 PM to 11:30 PM

For the complete schedule of the day, please refer to the official page of the Olympics.

Thursday 8 August 2024 (26 gold medal events)

Basketball

  • M semis: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • M semis: 9 PM to 11 PM

Boxing

  • W 75kg, M 57kg semis, W 54kg, M 51kg final: 9:30 PM to 11:30 PM

For the complete schedule of the day, please refer to the official page of the Olympics.

Friday, 9 August 2024 (33 gold medal events)

Artistic swimming

  • Duet technical routine: 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Basketball

  • W semis: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • W semis: 9 PM to 11 PM

Boxing

  • W 50kg, W 66kg, M 71kg, M 92kg final: 9:30 PM to 11:30 PM

For the complete schedule of the day, please refer to the official page of the Olympics.

Saturday, 10 August 2024 (39 gold medal events)

Artistic swimming

  • Duet free routine (medal final): 7:30 PM to 10 PM

Basketball

  • M bronze-medal game: 11 AM to 1 PM
  • M gold-medal game: 9:30 PM to 12 AM

Boxing

  • W 50kg, W 66kg, M 71kg, M 92kg final: 9:30 PM to 11:30 PM

For the complete schedule of the day, please refer to the official page of the Olympics.

Sunday, 11 August 2024 (13 gold medal events) + Closing Ceremony

Artistic swimming

  • Duet free routine (medal final): 7:30 PM to 10 PM

Basketball

  • W bronze-medal game: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
  • W gold-medal game: 3:30 PM to 6 PM

Boxing

  • W 50kg, W 66kg, M 71kg, M 92kg final: 9:30 PM to 11:30 PM

Wrestling

  • M freestyle 65kg, M freestyle 97kg, W freestyle 76kg repechage and medal finals: 11 AM to 2:30 PM

Closing Ceremony 

For the complete schedule of the day, please refer to the official page of the Olympics.

Paris Olympics 2024 tickets

The tickets for the Paris 2024 Olympics can be purchased from the official website of the Paris Olympics

Paris Olympics 2024 package

Paris 2024 will offer two packages, namely the travel package and hospitality package for Paris Olympics 2024:

Travel package

Attendees can get the most out of the Olympic and Paralympic games, as well as explore the mesmerizing city of Paris hassle-free.

Ranging from options that include seats for sporting events and a huge selection of unique tourist activities to suit all interests to central accommodation and local transportation, the variety of travel packages available ensures that visitors’ needs are met, providing a customized experience tailored to individual preferences.

Visitors can choose a travel package of their choice from the official Paris 2024 website.

Hospitality package

Available to everyone for the first time in the history of the Olympics, hospitality packages offer visitors the opportunity to savour the Paris 2024 experience in comfort and style.

These packages feature a range of options such as event seating, private boxes, shared lounges, interactive entertainment, athlete meet-and-greet sessions, and more.

Visitors can choose their hospitality package from the official Paris 2024 website.

Paris Olympics 2024 accomodation 

Paris – the city of lights, the city of love, and now the home of the Paris Olympics 2024 has no shortage of accommodations.

Whether you want to stay at the famous Warwick Paris Hotel near the Champs Élysées or find your own way around the city, Wego’s got your back, with some handpicked hotels near the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics location

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Warwick Paris Hotel 

Nestled at the cusp of downtown’s “Golden Triangle” of fashion, culture and art – the Warwick Paris hotel is a city centre landmark of comfort, tranquillity and contemporary style. A visit to Paris would be incomplete without experiencing the iconic Eiffel Tower, conveniently just steps away from Warwick Paris, near Etoile and Champs-Élysées. 

Address: 5 Rue de Berri, 75008 Paris, France

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Novotel Suites Paris Stade de France Hotel

Renowned for its outstanding hospitality, roomy accommodations, and warm, professional service, the Novotel Suites Paris Stade de France Hotel stands out as an exceptional choice for those attending the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics. Its prime location within walking distance of the Stade de France, the largest stadium in France responsible for hosting many Olympic events, makes it an ideal lodging option.

Address: 31 Avenue Jules Rimet ST DENIS LA PLAINE, Saint-Denis, France 93210

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Hôtel du Louvre

Ideally located between the Louvre and the Opéra Garnier, Hôtel du Louvre invites you to discover the City of Lights like a true Parisian. The hotel is steeped in history and decorated in typical Parisian style, offering breathtaking views over unmissable Parisian monuments if you want to take a break from the games and stay in for a while. 

Address: Place Andre Malraux, Paris, Île-de-France, France, 75001

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Hôtel de l’Avre 

Situated in the central 15th arrondissement of Paris, Hôtel de l’Avre emerges as a top choice for accommodations during the Games. The 15th district, where the hotel is located, will serve as the venue for various Olympic competitions, such as Judo at the Champ-de-Mars and Volleyball at the Stade Tour-Eiffel.

Address: 21 Rue de l’Avre, 75015 Paris

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