2024 Summer Olympics

Games of the XXXIII Olympiad, scheduled to be held in Paris

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Games of the XXXIII Olympiad
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Host cityParis, France
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Opening26 July
Closing11 August
StadiumStade de France
Tokyo 2020 Los Angeles 2028
Beijing 2022 Milano–Cortina 2026

The 2024 Summer Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques d'été de 2024), officially known as the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad (French: Jeux de la XXXIIIe Olympiade), and commonly known as Paris 2024, is a forthcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from 26 July to 11 August 2024 in Paris, France.[1]

Having previously played host in 1900 and 1924, Paris will become the second city to host the Olympics three times, after London (1908, 1948 and 2012). 2024 will mark the centenary of the Paris Games of 1924, and the sixth Olympic Games hosted by France (three each in summer & winter).

The bidding process for these Games began in 2015. Five cities submitted their candidature, but Hamburg, Rome and Budapest withdrew, leaving only Paris and Los Angeles in contention. A proposal to elect the 2024 and 2028 Olympic host cities concurrently was approved by an Extraordinary IOC Session on 11 July 2017 in Lausanne.[2] On 31 July 2017, the IOC agreed a deal that would see Paris host the Games in 2024 and Los Angeles four years later.[3] The formal announcement of this decision took place at the 131st IOC Session in Lima, Peru, on 13 September 2017.[4]

Bidding process

Paris, Hamburg, Budapest, Rome, and Los Angeles were the five candidate cities. However, the process was hit by withdrawals, with political uncertainty and cost cited as deterring bidding cities.[5] Hamburg withdrew its bid on 29 November 2015 after holding a referendum.[6] Rome withdrew on 21 September 2016 citing fiscal difficulties.[7] On 22 February 2017, Budapest withdrew after a petition against the bid collected more signatures than necessary for a referendum.[8][9][10]

Following these withdrawals, the IOC Executive Board met in Lausanne, Switzerland to discuss the 2024 and 2028 bid processes on 9 June 2017.[11] The International Olympic Committee formally proposed electing the 2024 and 2028 Olympic host cities at the same time in 2017, a proposal which was approved by an Extraordinary IOC Session on 11 July 2017 in Lausanne.[2] The IOC set up a process whereby the LA 2024 and Paris 2024 bid committees met with the IOC to discuss who would host the Games in 2024 and 2028, and whether it was possible to select the host cities for both at the same time.[12]

Following the decision to award the two Games simultaneously, Paris was understood to be the preferred host for 2024. On 31 July 2017, the IOC announced Los Angeles as the sole candidate for 2028, enabling Paris to be confirmed as host for 2024. Both decisions were ratified at the 131st IOC Session on 13 September 2017.[13]

Host city election

Paris was elected as the host city on 13 September 2017 at the 131st IOC Session in Lima, Peru. The two French IOC members, Guy Drut and Tony Estanguet were ineligible to vote under the rules of the Olympic Charter.

2024 Summer Olympics
bidding results
City Nation Votes
Paris  France Unanimous


In 2007, the IOC established the concept of Olympics including 28 sports: 25 permanent 'core' sports with three additional sports selected for each individual Games. On 8 September 2013, IOC added wrestling to the Olympic programme for the 2020 and 2024 Games, representing one of these additional sports.[14] FILA (now known as United World Wrestling) changed freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling weight classes for men and decreased to six categories in order to add more weights for women.[15] However, in August 2016, the IOC added five sports to the 2020 Olympics, with plans separately to evaluate the existing 28 sports.[16] During the 131st IOC Session in September 2017, the IOC approved the 28 sports of the Rio 2016 program for Paris 2024, while also inviting the Paris Organising Committee to submit up to five additional sports for consideration.[17][18]

In August 2017, the organising committee announced that it would hold talks with the IOC and professional esports organisations about the possibility of introducing competitive video gaming in 2024.[19][20] However, in July 2018, the IOC confirmed that it would not consider esports for the 2024 Olympics.[21]

On 21 February 2019, the Paris Organising Committee announced they would propose breakdancing as a new sport, along with surfing, sport climbing, and skateboarding, which will debut at the 2020 Summer Olympics.[22][23][21] In June, breakdancing was approved.[24] At the 134th IOC Session in Lausanne, Switzerland, IOC members approved all four sports for inclusion for 2024, subject to final approval by the IOC Executive Board in December 2020.[23][21]

The 2024 Summer Olympic programme is scheduled to feature 28 sports encompassing 319 events, though this is likely to change depending on IOC approval of additional sports in the programme. The number of events in each discipline is noted in parentheses.


Most of the Olympic events will be held in and around Paris, including the suburbs of Saint-Denis, Le Bourget, Nanterre, Versailles, and Vaires-sur-Marne which is just outside the city environs. The sailing and surfing events will be held in the remote coastal resorts of Marseille and Teahupo'o respectively. Football will be hosted in 5 to 8 cities around France.

Grand Paris zone

Venue Events Capacity Status
Stade de France Opening and closing ceremonies 78,338 Existing
Arena 92[a] Aquatics (swimming, water polo play-offs) 15,220
Le Zénith Boxing or Judo and Wrestling (optionally) 6,293
Palais des sports Marcel-Cerdan Basketball (preliminaries) 4,000
Gymnastics (rhythmic)
Saint-Denis [25] Aquatics (water polo preliminaries, diving, artistic swimming) 5,000 Additional
Stade Olympique Colombes Yves-du-Manoir Field hockey (preliminaries, play-offs) 10,000 Renovated
Field hockey (preliminaries, 5-12 place classifications) 5,000
Le Bourget Shooting 3,000 Temporary
  1. ^ The local organizing committee uses the non-sponsored name Arena 92, which was the venue's name during its initial planning phase. By the time it opened in 2017, the name had changed to U Arena, also non-sponsored, and then to the current Paris La Défense Arena in 2018 through a sponsorship deal.

Paris Centre zone

Champs de Mars
Venue Events Capacity Status
Parc des Princes Football 48,583 Existing
Stade Roland Garros Beach Volleyball or Boxing, Handball, Tennis 34,000
Court Philippe Chatrier (with retractable roof) 15,000
Tennis (preliminaries, main games and finals)
Handball (semifinals and finals)
Court Suzanne Lenglen (with temporary roof) 10,000
Beach Volleyball (optionally) or Boxing
Court Simonne Mathieu and secondary courts 9,000 (5,000+2,000+8x250)
Tennis (outdoor preliminaries)
Paris-Bercy Arena Basketball, Gymnastics (artistic and trampoline) 22,500
Judo (optionally) 7,500
Wrestling (optionally)
Gymnastics (artistic and trampoline) 15,000
Basketball (semifinal, finals)
Stade Jean-Bouin Rugby (to be moved to Stade de France) 20,000
Grand Palais Fencing 8,000
Halle Georges Carpentier Table Tennis 5,009
Stade Pierre de Coubertin Badminton 4,836
Dôme de Paris Weightlifting 4,600
Parque de sport urbanique de Champs-Élysées Road cycling (finish) 30,000 Temporary
Basketball 3x3
Break Dancing
Marathon (finish)
Racewalking (finish)
Sport Climbing
Triathlon (cycling and running)
Seine Marathon (starting point) 13,000
(3,000 sitting)
Racewalking (starting point)
Marathon swimming
Triathlon (swimming)
Champ de Mars Beach volleyball (optionally) 12,000
Paris expo Porte de Versailles Basketball (preliminaries, quarterfinals) 12,000
Boxing or Judo and Wrestling (optionally) 8,000
Handball (preliminaries, quarterfinals) 6,000
Les Invalides Archery 6,000

Versailles zone

Vaires-Torcy Nautical Center
Venue Events Capacity Status
Le Golf National Golf 35,000 Existing
Élancourt Hill Mountain biking 25,000
Vélodrome de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Track cycling 5,000
Modern Pentathlon (fencing)
BMX (racing and freestyle)
Château de Versailles Equestrian (dressage, jumping, eventing cross country) and cycling (road start) 80,000
(22,000 + 58,000)
Modern pentathlon (excluding fencing)

Outlying venues

Venue Events Capacity Status
Stade Pierre-Mauroy (Lille) Volleyball (indoor) 26,000 Existing
National Olympic Nautical Stadium of Île-de-France (Vaires-sur-Marne) Rowing 22,000
Canoe slalom
Port de la Pointe Rouge (Marseille) Sailing 5,000
Debarcadere Teahupoo (Teahupo'o, Tahiti, French Polynesia) Surfing 5,000

Non-competitive venues

Venue Events Capacity Status
L'Île-Saint-Denis Olympic Village 17,000 Additional
Le Bourget Media Village
International Broadcast Centre
Main Press Centre

Provisional football venues

Venue Events Capacity Status
Stade Vélodrome (Marseille) Football (5 preliminaries, quarter-finals, men's semi-final) 67,394 Existing
Parc Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon) Football (5 preliminaries, quarter-finals, women's semi-final) 59,186
Parc des Princes (Paris) Football (4 preliminaries, semi-finals, finals) 48,583
Stade Matmut Atlantique (Bordeaux) Football (5 preliminaries, quarter-finals, men's 3rd place match) 42,115
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (Saint-Étienne) Football (5 preliminaries, quarter-finals, women's 3rd place match) 41,965
Allianz Riviera (Nice) Football (6 preliminaries) 35,624
Stade de la Beaujoire (Nantes) Football (6 preliminaries) 35,322
Stadium Municipal (Toulouse) Football (6 preliminaries) 33,150

Participating National Olympic Committees

On 9 December 2019, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned Russia from all international sport for four years, after it found that the Russian government had tampered with lab data that it provided to WADA in January 2019 as a condition of its reinstatement of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency. As at the 2018 Winter Olympics, WADA will allow individual cleared Russian athletes to compete neutrally under a title to be determined. WADA Compliance Review Committee head Jonathan Taylor stated that the IOC would not be able to use "Olympic Athletes from Russia" (OAR) as it did in 2018, specifically emphasizing that neutral athletes are to not to be portrayed as representing Russia.[26][27][28][29]


Concerns and controversies

Call for hijab ban

In February 2019, a French feminist group called on the organisers of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris to ban the hijab and other items of Islamic clothing during the Games, to ensure female Muslim athletes can compete free from religious restrictions. Annie Sugier, a prominent member of the group, highlighted that the Olympic Charter states no kind of "religious propaganda" is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas.[30] In 2010, the French government passed a law banning full face veils such as the niqab in public, imposing fines to everyone who break the law. The law caused significant controversy and was challenged at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), which upheld the ban in 2014.[31] In contrast to the ECHR ruling, in October 2018, the United Nations Human Rights Council declared the law a violation of human rights that risked confining Muslim women to their homes.[32]

Broadcasting rights

In France, domestic rights to the 2024 Summer Olympics are owned by Discovery Inc. via Eurosport, with free-to-air coverage sub-licensed to the country's public broadcaster France Télévisions.[33]

These will be the final Olympics to be broadcast by SBS in North and South Korea, with JTBC assuming broadcast rights beginning with the 2026 Winter Olympics.[34]

^1 – Included nations & territories are Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

See also


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