June 18, 2024


The Paris 2024 Olympic Games are just six months away.

Here is a guide to everything you need to know about the Games.

When are the Games?

The opening ceremony will be held on Friday, 26 July, but the sporting action actually begins two days before (on July 24) with pool matches in football, rugby sevens, handball and archery.

The opening ceremony will be held along the Seine River, the longest river in France after the Loire.

Which venues will host the Olympics?

The majority of the events are in and around the heart of Paris.

For the first time in Olympic history, the opening ceremony will be held outside the main stadium; along the banks of the Seine River.

While the Seine opens the event, the closing ceremony will be held in the ultra-modern Stade de France.

The Stadium will also host the Games athletics events.

The Parc des Princes, home to Paris St-Germain, will host football matches, while Roland Garros will stage tennis and boxing. 10,000 miles from Paris, the French Polynesian island of Tahiti will host the surfing competitions.

The aquatics center is the only venue being specifically built for the Games. Otherwise, all other facilities are already in existence and complete.

Where to watch the Olympics?

The Paris Olympics will be shown the Olympic Channel and depending who gets the broadcast rights, private and national television companies.

What are the new sports at this year’s Games?

The only sport making its debut in Paris is breaking.

It was first introduced at the 2018 Youth Olympics and due to the combination of athleticism and urban dance, it has secured a spot on the programme.

The competition will take place as solo battles and the breakers will improvise to the DJ’s tracks, and will include moves such as windmills, the 6-step and freezes.

The modern pentathlon will be changing format with show jumping being replaced with obstacle course racing.

Karate and baseball have been dropped from the Olympics since Tokyo 2020.

How many gold medals are up for grabs?

There are 329 medal events across 32 sports.



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