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Paris will be the second city to host a third Olympics (1900, 1924 and 2024), joining London.
Paris 2024 will feature 19 days of competition with the Opening Ceremony taking place on the 26th of July. The Handball, Archery, Football and Rugby will commence two days prior from the 24th of July.
Check out the competition schedule here.
The Games will see 10,500 athletes (5,250 women and 5,250 men) contest 329 medal events across 35 sports. This includes 22 mixed gender events. Gender equality in athlete numbers will be achieved for the first time at an Olympic Games.
Australia is expected to send a Team of between 460 to 480 athletes.
For the first time in Olympic history, the emblem for both the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games is identical. The emblem, described as the ‘face’ of the Games combines the gold medal, flame and Marianne - symbolising the revolution and people of France in unity.
In a unique Opening Ceremony plan, athletes will travel down the Seine on boats, allowing up to 600,000 spectators to line the riverbanks and cheer on athletes for free.
At the heart of the Paris 2024 ethos is environmental responsibility and sustainability. As a result, 95% of existing venues will be utilised for competition. Paris 2024 aims to halve the carbon footprint in comparison to previous Olympic Games, compensate more than its residual emissions and use the Games’ influence to develop long-term carbon compensation projects.
Breaking will make its Olympic debut. Surfing, Skateboarding and Sport Climbing return after making their Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020.
New disciplines and events in existing sports include; extreme canoe slalom, mixed team race walk, men’s and women’s kiteboarding events and a mixed 470 event in Sailing.
Some iconic locations will host Olympic events. Beach Volleyball will take place at courts directly in front of the Eiffel Tower. The Chateau De Versailles, home to the Palace of Versailles, will host competition in both the Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon.
Surfing will be hosted at the renowned surf break Teahupo’o in Tahiti. This makes it the greatest distance an Olympic event will be held from the host city, narrowly beating out Melbourne 1956 when the Equestrian events were hosted in Stockholm, Sweden.
On the same day as the Olympic marathon, history will be made as an ‘open’ marathon race - open to amateur public athletes - will happen. The special event will be held separately, however will follow the same course and conditions as the Olympic race event.
More than 10 million tickets have been created by the Games' organisers for 329 events at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Tickets are on sale and Club Paris 2024 members will receive regular updates from Paris 2024 Organisers about tickets, travel packages and hospitality.
For answers to the most frequently asked Paris 2024 ticketing questions click here.
To explore the official travel and hospitality packages on offer for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games click here.