One hundred years after the last Games held in Paris, the capital is once again embarking on the Olympic adventure. Designated host city for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games, Paris is already preparing to welcome the world's largest sporting event. For 45 days, 15,000 athletes from more than 200 countries will participate in the biggest international multi-sport competition. The Games of the XXXIII Olympiad, from 26 July to 11 August and the XVII Paralympiad, from 28 August to 8 September, are expected to attract 13.5 million spectators and 4 billion television viewers.
Compact and accessible Games
The Olympic and Paralympic Village, the construction of which has just been officially launched, will be just 7 km north of the centre of Paris, and less than 2 km from the Olympic Stadium. Easily accessible on foot or by public transport, 80% of the competition venues will be within a 10-km radius of the future village.
Sustainable and environmentally-friendly Games
Paris has many structures and facilities that can be used for the Olympics. By making use of 95% of existing or temporary sites, Paris 2024 is making the legacy of the Olympic Games a priority. The capital's most iconic sites will be turned into sporting arenas to serve as spectacular settings for the events.
Paris, alive with the Olympic spirit
All the players in Parisian tourism are mobilizing to make this global event a success. This is an opportunity to showcase their know-how and expertise, which they will be able to demonstrate ahead of the Games for the Rugby World Cup event in 2023. The 2024 Olympic Games will be an exceptional showcase to make the capital a shining example in terms of quality ofwelcome, visitor experience and the organization of major events. The Olympic venues, still to be confirmed, will be in two main areas, where numerous places will be ready to welcome visitors coming from all over the world to celebrate sport and its values in the capital.
Paris Centre area
The first area will be in Central Paris, where the city’s iconic sites will form an integral part of the Games. On the temporary programme, archery on the Esplanade des Invalides, beach volleyball on the Champs de Mars, and cycling on the Champs-Elysées. The Eiffel Tower is to be the starting point for road events and open-water swimming and the temporary Grand Palais, to be erected in 2021 below the Eiffel Tower, is to host the fencing and taekwondo events, and the place de la Concorde is to be an arena for new urban sports.
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Grand Paris area
A second area in North-East Paris will be the site for many competition venues and the Olympic and Paralympic Village, built around the Cité du Cinéma. The opening and closing ceremonies as well as the athletics events will take place at the Stade de France, and the Grande Halle de la Villette will host the weightlifting events of the Paralympic Games.
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Other competitions will be held outside these two main areas, and especially in the West of Paris. These include equestrian sports and modern pentathlon at the Palace de Versailles, judo and basketball at AccorHotels Arena, gymnastics at La Défense Arena, tennis and boxing at Stade Roland-Garros, handball and table tennis at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, and finally, football at the famous Parc des Princes stadium.