All You Need To Know About Paris Olympics 2024

Updated: 14 August 2023

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All You Need To Know About Paris Olympics 2024: The Olympics 2024 will be held from 26 July to 11 August in Paris. The French capital will host the Summer Games for the third time, but the most recent event was precisely 100 years ago, in 1924. On September 13, 2017, the 131st IOC Session in Lima, Peru, picked Paris as the host city. Due to COVID the Tokyo Olympics 2020 which was originally scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020, took place in July, and August 2021.

One noticeable difference from past Olympic Games is the inclusion of an extra day to the swimming program, which means that athletics, artistic gymnastics, and swimming – three of the most anticipated sports globally – will all take place on the same day on both August 3 and 4, 2024. A total of 200 countries’ athletes will take part in 329 events of 32 sports.

In this article, we will present all of the information available on the Paris Olympics 2024.

Total Sports Featuring In Paris Olympics 2024

The Summer Olympic program for 2024 is set to include 32 sports and 329 events, making it the first Summer Olympics since 1960 to have fewer events than the previous edition.

On February 21, 2019, the Paris Organising Committee said that they will seek the inclusion of breakdancing (breaking), skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing—three activities that debuted as optional sports at the then-upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics. On June 24, 2019, at the 134th IOC Session in Lausanne, Switzerland, all four sports were approved.

The 2024 Olympic Games will also have an outdoor opening ceremony. The parade of countries will be a 162-boat flotilla on the Seine River, with people able to observe from the riverbank, according to Evan Hilbert of USA Today. Paris intends to take part in the event as well, with well-known landmarks serving as backgrounds for some of the locations.

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Will Russia And Ukraine Be Allowed To Take Part In Paris Olympics 2024?

The International Olympic Committee has proposed that athletes from Russia and Belarus be allowed to participate in the Games qualification process. The IOC has not yet made a final determination about whether any country will be permitted to compete in the Games. Due to the Russia- Ukraine war IOC has taken a big step against Russia and its ally Belarus. Russian and Belarusian Athletes can take part under a neutral flag. Only neutral, individual athletes from such nations should be permitted to compete, according to IOC President Thomas Bach.

The IOC’s stance conflicts with that of World Athletics, whose president Lord Coe declared that Russian and Belarusian competitors will continue to be barred from competing in World Series events “for the foreseeable future.”