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Paris Olympics 2024: Date, UK start times, venues, sports, medal table and how to follow iconic summer games

The best athletes in the world will be heading to France next summer to represent their country in the 2024 Paris Olympics. 

The Olympic Games are being held in Paris for the first time in exactly 100 years and stars will arrive in Europe aiming for gold. 


The 2024 Olympics will take place in Paris, FranceCredit: Getty

At the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, Team GB came away with 64 medals in total and finished fourth in the overall leaderboards. 

Tom Daley and Adam Peaty were among the gold medal winners for Britain who will be hoping they can excel once again this time around.

The games are fast approaching so here’s everything you need to know about the Paris Olympics…

Paris Olympics: Dates and times 

The 2024 Summer Olympics will begin with the opening ceremony on Friday, July 26 and will come to an end on Sunday, August 11. 

France will host the games with events taking place all over capital city Paris and others being held in Lille, Marseille, Bordeaux, Nantes, Nice and Saint-Etienne. 

Official times for the ceremonies and events are yet to be determined but the UK is one hour behind France. 

The games will be known as Paris 2024 and the Olympics and Paralympics will share the slogan ‘Games Wide Open’. 

Paris Olympics: How to follow 

The entirety of the 2024 Paris Olympics will be broadcast live on the BBC and Eurosport. 

Events will be shown across all of the BBC’s channels in the UK. 

This can be viewed for free on TV as well as live streamed through the BBC Website or BBC iPlayer via tablet or mobile devices. 

TNT Sports and Discovery+ will also have coverage of the Summer Olympics. 

The action will be broadcast live on Eurosport with fans able to subscribe here. 

talkSPORT and will also keep you up to date with all the latest. 

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

Paris will host the Olympic Games for the third time


Paris will host the Olympic Games for the third timeCredit: Getty

Paris Olympics: Bidding process 

Due to withdrawals, only Paris and Los Angeles were in contention to host the 2024 Olympic Games. 

At the 131st IOC Session in 2017, Paris was named as host for the summer games after a concurrent agreement was awarded. 

Paris was awarded the 2024 games while Los Angeles will host in 2028. 

This will be the French capital’s third time hosting the Olympics meaning it becomes only the second city to do so after London. 

Paris Olympics: Venues 

Paris has been split into four zones filled with hosting venues.

Grand Paris Zone

  • Stade de France – Opening and closing ceremonies, rugby and athletics
  • Stade Olympique Colombes Yves-du-Manoir – Hockey
  • Arena 92 – Swimming, water polo
  • La Chapelle Arena – Badminton, gymnastics
  • Saint-Denis – Water polo, diving, artistic swimming
  • Le Borget – Shooting, sport climbing

Paris Centre Zone 

  • Parc des Princes – Football
  • Stade Roland Garros – Boxing, tennis
  • Paris expo Porte de Versailles – Indoor volleyball, basketball, table tennis, weightlifting
  • Paris-Bercy Arena – Artistic gymnastics and trampoline, basketball
  • Place de la Concorde – 3×3 basketball, breakdancing, BMX freestyle, skateboarding
  • Pont d’Iéna – Marathon swimming, marathon, race walk, cycling road race and time trial, triathlon
  • Champ de Mars – Beach volleyball
  • Grand Palais Ephemere – Judo, wrestling
  • Les Invalides – Archery
The Stade de France will host opening and closing ceremony


The Stade de France will host opening and closing ceremony

Versaille Zone 

  • Chateau de Versailles – Equestrian, modern pentathlon
  • Le Golf National – Golf
  • Elancourt Hill – Mountain biking
  • Velodrome de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines – Track cycling, BMX, modern pentathlon 

Outer Zone 

  • Stade Pierre-Mauroy – Handball
  • National Olympic Stadium of Île-de-France – Rowing, Canoe-Kayak
  • Stade Vélodrome  – Football
  • Parc Olympique Lyonnais – Football
  • Parc de Princes – Football
  • Stade Matmut Atlantique – Football
  • Allianz Riviera – Football
  • Stade de la Beaujoire – Football
  • Port de la Pointe Rouge – Sailing
  • Debarcadere Teahupoo – Surfing
Team GB will be hoping for another batch of gold medals in 2024


Team GB will be hoping for another batch of gold medals in 2024Credit: getty

Paris Olympics: Sports 

The Paris Olympics will consist of 329 events within the following sports.

Break-dancing has been added to the Olympic sports programme following the success of surfing, skateboarding and sport climbing. 

  • Archery
  • Athletics 
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball 
  • BMX
  • Boxing
  • Breaking 
  • Canoe 
  • Cycling 
  • Diving
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing 
  • Football 
  • Golf 
  • Gymnastics 
  • Handball 
  • Hockey 
  • Judo 
  • Modern Pentathlon
  • Rowing 
  • Rugby Sevens 
  • Sailing
  • Shooting 
  • Skateboarding 
  • Sport Climbing 
  • Surfing 
  • Swimming 
  • Table Tennis 
  • Taekwondo 
  • Tennis 
  • Trampoline 
  • Triathlon 
  • Volleyball 
  • Water Polo 
  • Weightlifting 
  • Wrestling 

Paris Olympics: Medal table

The Paris Olympics medal table will follow but here is how the standings looked from the Tokyo games.

  • United States – 39 Gold, 41 Silver, 33 Bronze, 113 Total
  • China – 38 Gold, 32 Silver, 19 Bronze, 89 Total
  • Japan – 27 Gold, 14 Silver, 17 Bronze, 58 Total
  • Great Britain – 22 Gold, 20 Silver, 22 Bronze, 64 Total
  • ROC – 20 Gold, 28 Silver, 23 Bronze, 71 Total
  • Australia – 17 Gold, 7 Silver, 22 Bronze, 46 Total
  • Netherlands – 10 Gold, 12 Silver, 14 Bronze, 36 Total
  • France – 10 Gold, 12 Silver, 11 Bronze, 33 Total
  • Germany – 10 Gold, 11 Silver, 16 Bronze, 37 Total
  • Italy – 10 Gold, 10 Silver, 20 Bronze, 40 Total
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Paris Olympics: Schedule

A full schedule will follow.

You can find more details on the day-to-day plan HERE.




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