Guide to the 2024 Olympic Games Schedule in Paris

The world will be focused on Paris and France for a few weeks. In 2024, the Olympic Games will take place from July 26 to August 11. The rugby and handball competitions are an exception to this rule because of their full schedule of games, they will begin on July 24, 2024.

Where do the Paris 2024 Olympic Games take place?

The great majority of the activities are to happen in Paris. France is the host of the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. The Grand Palais will host fencing and taekwondo. The Stade Eiffel will host beach volleyball and blind football. The Pont Alexandre III will host swimming, triathlons, and on-road cycling. Other iconic, publicly recognized locations will host the majority of the events. Historic venues including Stade Roland Garros, Stade de France, and Parc des Princes also hold events.

The football competition will take place in the French mainland towns of Bordeaux, Nantes, Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Nice, and Marseille. The handball competitions will take place at Lille’s Pierre de Mauroy stadium. The sailing events will take place at Marseille’s Marina, which is located in the Mediterranean Sea. Tahiti, overseas, home of the legendary Teahupoo wave, will host the surfing competition.

Visitors can opt to hire a car or hire a driver and car here in order to simply travel, explore, and take part in Olympic activities in France.

Paris - host country city 

Paris – host country city

Where will the Olympics 2024 Opening and Closing Ceremonies be held in Paris? 

This will be the first time that the Olympic Summer Games have ever happened. Instead of the customary stadium, the opening ceremonies will be held in the center of Paris! The Olympic Opening Ceremony will take place in an amazing location—alongside the Seine River. On July 26, 2024, the national delegations will take tiny boats from the Austerlitz Bridge to the Trocadéro. It is anticipated that 300,000 spectators will attend the event.

Please be aware that only those with tickets or those invited are permitted to attend the opening ceremony.

4,400 athletes will march along the renowned Champs-Élysées Avenue to the Place de la Concorde on August 28, 2024. For lovers of sports as well as the occasion’s beauty, these are two events not to be missed.

Seine River

Seine River

Overview of the Olympics 2024 schedule

An outline of the timetable for some of the most well-liked Olympic sports is provided below.


World Athletics has finalized the schedule for the athletics events at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris and the dates of the World Athletics Relays in Nassau.

The athletics competition at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris is scheduled to take place over 11 days. It will begin on Thursday, August 1, with the 20km race walk events. The event concludes on Sunday, August 11, with the women’s marathon.

Track and field schedule

Track and field competition will be held at the Stade de France over 17 sessions in between. The road events will occur in the mornings on four different days, and the track and field finals will take place in the evening sessions.

Runners who wish to double up in the 800, 1500, or 10,000 meter events, as well as the 100 and 200 meter events, can do so without having to compete in more than one discipline on a given day. The long and triple jumps, as well as the 20 and 35 kilometer race walks, are additional potential doubles.

On Friday, August 2, during the first evening session that ends with the men’s 10,000m final, the first track medals will be given out.

Day two has the women’s 100m final, the men’s shot put, and the women’s triple jump. Day three begins with the women’s 3000m steeplechase heats and concludes with the men’s 100m final.

On day four, the top male pole vaulters in the world will vie for the Olympic title. On day five, the men’s 1500m and women’s 200m finals will take place.

The 35-kilometer race walk starts day six, which ends with the men’s 3000-meter steeplechase final. The 400-meter hurdles competitions have increased in difficulty in recent years. The women’s and men’s finals will take place in Paris on days seven and eight, respectively. The heptathlon reaching its peak on day eight.

There are nine finals on day nine, starting with the men’s marathon in the morning and ending with the men’s and women’s 4×400-meter finals in the evening.

Additional information

At the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, a repechage round will be added to all individual track events, including the hurdles events, with distances ranging from 200 to 1500 meters. Athletes who do not place in the first round heats in the 200 to 1500 meter events will have another opportunity to qualify for the semifinals by competing in repechage heats under the new system.

Last month, the qualification method for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris was released. It is once more based on a dual pathway of qualification, with 50% of athletes qualifying by entry standards and the other 50% qualifying through World Rankings.

As part of this, the primary Olympic qualifying event for the relays will be the World Athletics Relays in Nassau, The Bahamas, on May 4-5, 2024. At this event, 14 out of the 16 teams will be able to qualify. The World Athletics Council accepted the World Athletics Relays dates in late December 2022.

Nassau Bahamas city

Nassau Bahamas city

In addition to revealing the courses for the Olympic marathon and the two mass event races (a 42.195 km track and a 10 km course) that will be accessible to the general public, the organizers have opened ticket sales for the Olympic Games.

Athletics - an event of great interest in the Olympics 2024 schedule

Athletics – an event of great interest in the Olympics 2024 schedule


Twelve of the sixteen teams that will compete in the 2024 Olympic men’s competition in Paris are known as of the time of the draw.

The final four players to be determined will earn a spot at the U-23 Asian Cup, taking place from April 15–May 3.

The winner will be decided by a playoff match between Guinea, fourth in the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations, and the fourth-place finisher at the Asian Cup. However, this match does not have a date at the moment.

The men’s side of the tournament, which has 16 teams, consists of four groups of four teams each for the group round. After that, the top two teams from each group advance to the eight-team knockout phase.

At the draw on Wednesday, March 30, the men’s football schedule for the 2024 Summer Olympics was finalized, along with the group rankings.

Visitors can take a closer look at the football match schedule here.

Passionate French Spectators

Passionate French Spectators


In Paris, the American basketball teams, both men’s and women’s, will have the chance to continue winning gold medals at the Olympics. The American ladies will be vying for an eighth consecutive Olympic gold medal, while the men will try to capture their fifth straight gold.

The basketball group stage of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris is to begin on Saturday, July 27, and end on Sunday, August 4.

The men’s gold medal match will happen on Saturday, August 10. The elimination phase starts on Tuesday, August 6. On Sunday, August 11, the top two women’s teams in Paris will compete in the gold medal match. 

The gold medal final will take place on August 9, 2024 at Parc des Princes stadium 

You can learn more about the match schedule here or here.

A few facts regarding the 2024 Olympics

What is the Paris 2024 Cultural Olympiad?

Sport is a cultural issue as well. For this reason, a Cultural Olympiad is in the works for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. Through artistic endeavors like performances and exhibitions, this initiative investigates the connections between culture and sport. Events like this will take place all around France from the summer of 2022 to September of 2024. Applications are open until 2024, with the invitation to participate opening in April 2022.

Panoramic view of Eiffel Tower

Panoramic view of Eiffel Tower


What are the appearances of the official Paris 2024 mascots?

A tribute to the past of France. The Phrygians, who take the shape of little Phrygian hats, are the official mascots of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris. The Phrygian cap, which gained popularity during the French Revolution, is a global emblem of freedom. It served as the model for the official mascots of Paris 2024 centuries later. One mascot personifies the Olympic Games; it wears trainers. Another personifies the Paralympic Games; it has a prosthetic for its right leg. You can buy the Phrygian mascots on the official website created by the Paris Tourist Office as plush toys or as images on mugs, jumpers, and bags.

Phrygian - the official mascots of the 2024 Olympics

Phrygian – the official mascots of the 2024 Olympics

How can tourists participate in the “Marathon for All,” or “Marathon pour tous”?

An incredible chance for all: participate in the Olympic Marathon on the official course. In Paris in 2024, all of this is feasible! The public has the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Olympic competitors through the Marathon pour tous (‘Marathon for All’) project. The esteemed 42.195 kilometer course passes via Versailles and its renowned royal palace on its way from Paris City Hall to the Esplanade des Invalides. Additionally, the committee has planned a 10 mile circuit within Paris. You must register on one of the three official platforms Club Paris 2024, the Marathon Pour Tous app, or Team Orange Running and be at least 20 years old to take part in any or both of these exceptional events.

Des invalides Paris

Des invalides Paris