Paris 2024 Olympic Games: Here’s What to Look Forward to

The much-awaited Summer Olympic Games are back this year after the recent Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 Summer and Winter Olympic Games editions. The post-COVID period has been challenging and uncertain but gear up for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games – taking place this year at one of the most picturesque and inspirational cities in the world. With a total of 39 venues, the Olympic committee aims to showcase the unique spirit of international celebration, after a tough couple of years, but the light of sports hasn’t dimmed and its impact remains the same on the world. 

The sporting celebration will drift along the Seine, from the new Olympic Village, which is just a 15-minute distance from the Paris city center. The Paris 2024 Opening Ceremony will commence on 26th July 2024.The 2024 Summer Olympic Games will begin from 26th July 2024 till 11th August 2024. As for football and rugby competitions, they will start from 24th July while the handball tournament will begin from the 25th July.

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A Complete List of Paris 2024 Olympic Sports 

  • 3×3 Basketball
  • Archery
  • Artistic Gymnastics
  • Artistic Swimming
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Boxing
  • Breaking
  • Canoe Flatwater
  • Canoe Slalom
  • Cycling BMX Freestyle
  • Cycling BMX Racing
  • Cycling Mountain Bike
  • Cycling Road
  • Cycling Track
  • Diving
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Judo
  • Marathon Swimming
  • Modern Pentathlon
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics
  • Rowing
  • Rugby Sevens
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Skateboarding
  • Sport Climbing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Trampoline
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling

Breaking is the only sport that is a new addition to the Olympic Games and will be played in the Paris 2024 Games.


Q. What’s the oldest Olympic sport?

Running is a part of the ancient Olympics. 

Q. How to get tickets for the Paris 2024 Olympics?

Close to 10 million tickets will go on sale for the 2024 Olympics with around 3.4 million for the Paralympics – all sold via a single website.

Q. What new sports will be in the Paris 2024 Olympics?

Breaking is a new solo sport that will be part of the Paris 2024 games. The breaking competition will be divided into two events – men and women, where 16 B-Boys and 16 B-Girls will compete one-on-one. Athletes will use a combination of moves and improvise to the beat of the DJ’s tracks.

Q. What are the two types of Olympics?

The Olympics include the summer games, winter games, and Paralympic Games.

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Written by Usama

Usama J. is a passionate writer about the sports and works as an in house sports journalist at Openiun, and covered many international sporting events including ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022.