Jeux olympiques 2024

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03 January 2024  |  Sports and leisure

Olympic Games Paris 2024

From July 26 to August 11, 2024, the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place throughout France. A global event long awaited by thousands of viewers.

Tests all over France

2024 is the Games for all of France. The football tournament is played in six provincial stadiums: Bordeaux, Nantes, Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Nice, Marseille. All handball matches are played in the European Metropolis of Lille, and sailing sails on the Mediterranean, in Marseille. For the first time in history, the Games even benefit overseas, with the site of Teahupo’o in Tahiti, the scene of the Olympic surfing competition on one of the most beautiful waves in the entire world.

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Jeux Olympiques Paris 2024

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In Marseille

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The Olympic flame will leave Athens and arrive in Marseille. An exceptional arrival. The flame will cross the sea aboard the Belem, a French three-masted sailing ship and one of the oldest three-masted sailing ships in Europe.

It is a pleasure for the city of Marseille to be the first stage of the prologue of the Olympic flame and to celebrate its arrival in France with the whole world. Hosting this great festive celebration will be an opportunity for all Marseille residents to come together, vibrate and share a great popular adventure on the old port. This global event will allow everyone to participate in a moment of joy and sharing under the seal of fraternity and solidarity.

Benoît Payan, Mayor of Marseille

In Paris

The Games in the capital promise a great spectacle, in exceptional sites, designed for athletes, spectators and television viewers. In total, 15 competition venues for the Olympic Games and 11 for the Paralympic Games form a compact concept which brings together 21 Olympic sports (out of 32) and 13 Paralympic sports (out of 22) within a 10 km radius around the Village.

Find the games schedule:

Paralympic Games

Discover the sites of the Paralympic Games:

Jeux Olympiques Paralympiques - Paris 2024

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28 Olympic sports

Athletics, rowing, badminton, basketball, 3×3 basketball, boxing, canoe sprint, canoe-kayak slalom, track cycling, road cycling, BMX freestyle, BMX racing, Mountain bike (MTB), fencing, football, golf, gymnastics artistic, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline, weightlifting, handball, hockey, judo, wrestling, modern pentathlon, rugby, swimming, artistic swimming, marathon swimming, diving, waterpolo, equestrian sports, taekwondo, tennis, table tennis, shooting, target shooting archery, triathlon, sailing, volleyball, beach volleyball. 4 sports additionnels

Breaking, escalade sportive, skateboard and surf.

Olympic Games commitments

The games are the ideal opportunity to bring about a resolution on the environment, employment, the economy and education.

Environmental ambition

Humanity's greatest challenge, the organization of the Olympic Games, their ambition is to halve the emissions linked to the organization. By relying on 95% of already existing or temporary sites, Paris is choosing sobriety by building less in order to reduce the carbon impact and allow us to celebrate French architectural wealth. Find all the commitments for the Paris Olympic Games on the website:

A unique Olympic ceremony

The Paris 2024 opening ceremony marks a break with previous editions of the Games. In 2014, the ceremony promises to be original and unique and marks major firsts in Olympic history, since for the first time, the ceremony will take place outside the stadium. The city will become the living setting of an exceptional moment with the different scenes of the show, with the monuments, bridges, cultural establishments.

A ceremony on the Seine River

The parade will take place on boats dedicated to national delegations, equipped with cameras to allow viewers to follow the athletes. Sailing from east to west through Paris, 10,500 athletes will stroll through the middle of the playing field. 6 km long, the crossing will end in front of the Trocadéro.

A ceremony open to as many people as possible and free of charge, it’s a great first! On the high platforms, spectators will benefit from free access. On the lower quays, between the Pont d'Austerlitz and the Pont d'Iéna, spectators will have paid tickets. Thanks to this system, at least 600,000 spectators are invited to the party on the quays and bridges of Paris, ten times more than in a stadium in Olympic configuration. 80 giant screens and a sound system will allow everyone to enjoy the magical atmosphere that this extraordinary show will broadcast throughout the capital.

The athletes will be at the heart of the show. By placing the parade of delegations at the opening, Paris 2024 breaks traditional codes.

  • The 2024 Olympic Games will see 600,000 people on site

  • 1 billion viewers worldwide

  • 60 boats which will make up the fleet and will sail on the Seine

  • 6 km of route

  • 10,500 athletes present - 206 nations and 120 heads of state

Unique Paralympic ceremony

The opening ceremony of the Games will begin with a parade of 4,400 athletes from 184 delegations from around the world on the Champs-Elysées before continuing on the Place de la Concorde, designed to be accessible to all. 65,000 people will be able to attend the ceremony.

The story of the torch relay

When the flame arrives in the host country, the games begin: before lighting the cauldron during the opening ceremony, the flame, carried by a multitude of torchbearers, makes a journey to the host city of the Games. For the 2024 Olympic Games, the flame will visit all regions of France from April 2024 during a major relay punctuated by symbolic stages, collective moments and celebrations in the territories.

The flame symbolizes unity and peace, it spreads the spirit of the Games along its path and marks the start of the celebrations.

The flame, a unique design:

An iconic object of the Games, the Torch embodies, through its shape, color and inspiration, the identity of each edition. It is an object of art in its own right, like the 2024 Olympic Games. This year, Paris 2024 has chosen to be accompanied by French designer Mathieu Lehanneur. The Olympic Games torch stands out due to its unique color and shape. In order for it to best represent the next games, Mathieu Lehanneur was inspired by three markers: equality, water and appeasement. The Paris 2024 Torch is manufactured by ArcelorMittal, world leader in steel and Official Partner of the Games. In total, 2,000 torches will be produced by ArcelorMittal.

Come see the games

Find all the important information on the website in order to travel to the competition sites during the games period.

Come see the games:

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