The Paris 2024 Olympic Games keep getting closer and here are the details of the events.

See you on July 26, 2024 for the start of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. For 15 days, until August 11, the greatest athletes in the Olympic disciplines will be to follow in the French capital. Before that, a majestic opening ceremony is announced. For the first time outside a stadium, the ceremony will take place partly on the Seine with a parade of athletes on different boats. Thierry Reboul, Director of Celebrations and Thomas Joly, Artistic Director of all Paris 2024 ceremonies are already planning. “I can’t be on a boat anymore without thinking about this ceremony, without thinking to myself, Here, maybe we’ll do that; there, we could launch that. And these quays, I’ve walked them more than a hundred times! explains in particular the first named.”

This ceremony and the Olympics in general will also represent a big challenge for the safety of athletes and spectators. Questioned by the Parisian at the end of April, Laurent Nunez, prefect of police, wishes to “saturate” the public space with police officers. “The idea is to ramp up and be more and more present in the inner suburbs and at all the tourist sites,” he explains. France will also use new technologies to ensure security with artificial intelligence which should help law enforcement “for the detection of abnormal crowd movements or densification that goes beyond the normal on a perimeter , suspicious actions”.

Yesterday morning, designer Mathieu Lehanneur unveiled the Olympic torch in the presence of Tony Estanguet. The one that will be worn by around 10,000 people is perfectly symmetrical with a magnifying wave in the middle. According to its creator, it is a “very pure sculptural element” and symbolizes “sharing, peace, cohesion, fraternity and transmission. It was designed with multiple components and tries to “limit as much as possible the ‘carbon footprint”.

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The opening ceremony of the next Olympic Games, which will take place on the Seine, in the heart of the capital, on Friday July 26, 2024, is therefore one of the major concerns of the moment. On France Info, Amélie Oudéa-Castera assured that France was “on schedule”, even if the gauge of spectators who could attend was “being refined”. 600,000 places including 500,000 free have been announced. 100,000 places would therefore be paid for, at prices between 90 euros and 2,700 euros. But these gauges could nevertheless be revised downwards given the logistical challenge to be met.

As explained above, the opening ceremony of the 2024 Olympic Games promises to be unique: a flotilla of around 150 boats corresponding to each delegation and the participation of nearly 10,000 athletes have been planned. The departure should be given around 8:30 p.m. at the Pont d’Austerlitz, with the departure of the Greek delegation, for the arrival of the French boat, the last of the procession, around midnight, at the Pont d’Iéna, i.e. a course of 6 kilometers on the river. The public will be divided into around twenty fixed zones, with the impossibility of moving along the platforms. 80 giant screens are planned throughout the course, embellished with animations and artistic performances, in particular at the Trocadéro. One of the government’s priorities remains security, which was entrusted on Wednesday April 5, 2023 to Bruno Le Ray, already in charge of security during Euro 2016 in France.

The organizing committee unveiled the first visuals of the opening ceremony at the end of 2021 with a show that promises to be historic on the Seine. If the project is carried out, it will be the very first time that the latter will not take place within the Olympic stadium. Here are the pictures:

The closing ceremony of the 2024 Olympics will take place at the Stade de France at the end of the competitions. For the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games, approximately 65,000 people are expected to depart from the Champs-Elysées and Concorde where the athletes will parade on August 28, 2024.

After a first phase until March 15, the official ticket office of the Olympic Games enters its second phase until May 2023. It is possible to register on the official ticket office website until April 20, 2023, at 6 p.m., to participate in the draw giving access to a slot for the purchase of single tickets. If you are drawn, this slot will be notified to you by email from May 9, 2023. This is a 48-hour window, which guarantees access to unit sales in real time.

The Paris 2024 Olympic Games will be held in the Parisian capital but also in Saint-Denis, Yvelines, Marseille and Tahiti.

This is the official logo of the Paris 2024 Olympics

At each Olympiad, new sports apply to join or rejoin the Olympics program. In 2016, rugby 7 and golf had thus appeared. Before the possible addition of new disciplines, here is the list of the 28 sports on the program of the Summer Olympics:

Athletics 48 events (23 women, 23 men, two mixed)

Rowing 14 events (seven ladies, seven gents)


Badminton 5 events (two ladies, two gents, one mixed)

Boxing 13 events (six ladies, seven gentlemen)

Canoe / Kayak 16 events (eight ladies, eight gentlemen)

Cycling 22 events (eleven ladies, eleven gentlemen)

Riding 6 mixed events

Fencing 12 events (six ladies, six gents)



Two events (women and men)


Weightlifting 10 events (five ladies, five gentlemen)

Field hockey

Judo 15 events (seven ladies, seven gentlemen, one mixed)

Wrestling 18 events (six ladies, twelve gentlemen)

Swimming 49 events (23 ladies, 25 gentlemen, one mixed)

Pentathlon modern

Rugby 7

Taekwondo 8 events (four ladies, four gentlemen)

Tennis 5 events (two ladies, two gentlemen, one mixed)

Table tennis 5 events (two ladies, two gentlemen, one mixed)

Shooting 15 events (six ladies, six gentlemen, three mixed)

Archery 5 events (two ladies, two gentlemen, one mixed)

Triathlon 3 events (one ladies, one gentlemen, one mixed)

Sailing 10 events (three gents, three ladies, four mixed)

Volley-Ball 4 events (two ladies, two gentlemen)

Here is the list of the new events that will be on the program of the 2024 Olympics

The Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (OCJo) indicated in February 2019 that these 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, which were initially to start on August 2, will finally take place from July 26 to August 11, 2024. It is obviously a little early to know the dates of the events, the daily calendar and the TV program for this sports fortnight. These subjects will be studied once the list of sports and the selected venues are official.