2024 Summer Olympics

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]

Games of the XXXIII Olympiad
Host cityParis, France
  • Made for sharing
  • (French: Venez partager)
Opening26 July
Closing11 August
StadiumStade de France
Tokyo 2020 Los Angeles 2028
Beijing 2022 Milano Cortina 2026

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. These will be the sixth Olympic Games hosted by France (three summer and three 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 its bid on 21 September 2016 citing fiscal difficulties.[7] On 22 February 2017, Budapest withdrew its bid 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 would meet with the IOC to discuss who would host the 2024 Games, who would host the 2028 Games, and whether it were actually possible to select the host city for both at the same time.[12]

Following the decision to award the 2024 and 2028 Games simultaneously, Paris was understood to be the preferred host for the 2024 Games. On 31 July 2017, the IOC announced Los Angeles as the sole candidate for the 2028 Games, opening Paris up to be confirmed as hosts for the 2024 Games. 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 September 13, 2017 at the 131st IOC Session in Lima, Peru. The two French IOC members, Guy Drut and Tony Estanguet were ineligible to vote in this host city election under the rules of the Olympic Charter.

2024 Summer Olympics bidding results
Paris FranceUnanimous


In 2007, the IOC established the concept of Olympics including 28 sports: 25 permanent 'core' sports with 3 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 6 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 to separately 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 to the 2024 games.[19][20] However, in July 2018, the IOC confirmed that it would not consider esports for the 2024 Olympics.[21]

On February 21, 2019, the Paris Organising Committee announced they would propose breakdancing as a new sport for inclusion in the program to the IOC, 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 in the 2024 games, subject to final approval by the IOC Executive Board in December 2020.[25][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 program. The number of events in each discipline is noted in parentheses.

  • Aquatics
    • Artistic swimming (2)
    • Diving (8)
    • Swimming (37)
    • Water polo (2)
  • Archery (5)
  • Athletics (48)
  • Badminton (5)
  • Basketball
    • Basketball (2)
    • 3x3 basketball (2)
  • Boxing (13)
  • Breakdancing (2)
  • Canoeing
    • Slalom (4)
    • Sprint (12)
  • Cycling
    • BMX freestyle (2)
    • BMX racing (2)
    • Mountain biking (2)
    • Road (4)
    • Track (12)
  • Equestrian
    • Dressage (2)
    • Eventing (2)
    • Jumping (2)
  • Fencing (12)
  • Field hockey (2)
  • Football (2)
  • Golf (2)
  • Gymnastics
    • Artistic (14)
    • Rhythmic (2)
    • Trampoline (2)
  • Handball (2)
  • Judo (15)
  • Modern pentathlon (2)
  • Rowing (14)
  • Rugby sevens (2)
  • Sailing (10)
  • Shooting (15)
  • Skateboarding (4)
  • Sport climbing (4)
  • Surfing (2)
  • Table tennis (5)
  • Taekwondo (8)
  • Tennis (5)
  • Triathlon (3)
  • Volleyball
    • Volleyball (indoor) (2)
    • Beach volleyball (2)
  • Weightlifting (14)
  • Wrestling
    • Freestyle (12)
    • Greco-Roman (6)


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 Biarritz respectively. Football will be hosted in various cities around France.

Grand Paris zone

Venue Events Capacity Status
Stade de France Opening and closing ceremonies 78,338 Existing
Saint-Denis Aquatics (swimming, artistic swimming)
Modern Pentathlon (swimming)
15,000 Temporary
Aquatics (water polo, diving) 5,000 Additional
Paris La Défense Arena[lower-alpha 1] Gymnastics (artistic and trampoline)
Handball (finals)
15,220 Existing
Stade Olympique Colombes Yves-du-Manoir Field hockey (in 2 courts) 10,000 and 5,000 Renovated
Le Zénith Handball (preliminaries, quarterfinals)
Gymnastics (rhythmic)
6,293 Existing
Palais des sports Marcel-Cerdan Basketball (women's preliminaries)
Modern Pentathlon (fencing)
4,000 Existing
Palais des Sports Maurice Thorez Basketball 3x3 4,000 Existing
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

Venue Events Capacity Status
Parc des Princes Football 61,000 Existing
Stade Roland Garros Court Philippe Chatrier with retractable roof)
Tennis (preliminaries, main games and finals)
Volleyball (finals)
15,000 Existing
Court Suzanne Lenglen (with temporary roof)
Court Simonne Mathieu and secondary courts (outdoor preliminaries)
9,000 (5,000+2,000+8x250)
Paris-Bercy Arena Basketball (men's preliminaries) 7,500 Existing
Basketball 15,000
Stade Jean-Bouin Rugby 20,000 Existing
Champ de Mars Beach volleyball 12,000 Temporary
Badminton 6,000
Seine Marathon (starting point) 13,000
(3,000 sitting)
Racewalking (starting point)
Marathon swimming
Triathlon (swimming)
Paris expo Porte de Versailles Sport climbing 6,000 Temporary
Table tennis 6,000
Champs-Élysées Road cycling (finish) 10,000 Temporary
Marathon (finish)
Racewalking (finish)
Triathlon (cycling and running)
Grand Palais Fencing 8,000 Existing
Halle Georges Carpentier Volleyball (men's preliminaries) 8,000 Renovated/Expanded
Les Invalides Archery 6,000 Temporary
Stade Pierre de Coubertin Volleyball (women's preliminaries) 4,836 Existing
Dôme de Paris Weightlifting 4,600 Existing

Versailles zone

Venue Events Capacity Status
Château de Versailles Equestrian (dressage, jumping, eventing cross country) and cycling (road start) 80,000
(22,000 + 58,000)
Modern pentathlon (excluding swimming and fencing)
Le Golf National Golf 35,000 Existing
Élancourt Hill Mountain biking 25,000 Existing
Vélodrome de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Track cycling 10,000 (2 x 5,000) Existing
BMX (racing and freestyle)

Outlying venues

Venue Events Capacity Status
Vaires-sur-Marne Rowing 22,000 Existing
Canoe slalom
Marseille Sailing 5,000 Existing

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

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]



The emblem for the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics was unveiled on 21 October 2019 at the Grand Rex. Inspired by Art Deco,[30] it is a representation of Marianne, the national personification of France, with a flame formed in negative space by its hair. The emblem also resembles a gold medal. Tony Estanguet explained that the emblem symbolised "the power and the magic of the Games", and the Games being "for people". The use of a female figure also serves as an homage to the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, which were the first to allow women to participate.[31]

For the first time, the 2024 Summer Paralympics will share the same logo as their corresponding Olympics with no difference, reflecting a shared "ambition" between both events.[32] The emblem was designed by the French agency Royalties Ecobrandings.[33][34]

Corporate sponsorship

Sponsors of the 2024 Summer Olympics
Worldwide Olympic Partners
Premium Partners

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.[36] 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.[37] Despite the ECHR ruling, in October 2018, the United Nations declared the law a violation of human rights that risked confining Muslim women to their homes.[38]

Broadcasting rights

This will be the final Olympic Games to be broadcast by SBS in North and South Korea, this is because cable network JTBC will broadcast the Games starting in 2026. This is the second time that France Télévisions will be the host network for the Games in France. (alongside Eurosport which is their first time) Both broadcasters will film the Opening and Closing ceremonies alongside OBS.

^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.

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Preceded by
Summer Olympic Games

XXXIII Olympiad (2024)
Succeeded by
Los Angeles
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