The 2024 Summer Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques d'été de 2024), officially known as the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad, and commonly known as Paris 2024, is a forthcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from 26 July to 11 August 2024 in Paris, France.[1]

Having previously hosted both the 1900 and 1924 Summer Olympics, Paris will become only the second city to host the Olympic Games three times, after London (1908, 1948 and 2012). The 2024 Games also mark the centennial of the 1924 Games, which were the last Summer Olympics to be held in Paris. They will be the sixth overall Olympic Games held in France (including summer and winter Games).

Bidding to host these Games began in 2015 with five candidate cities in contention, but Hamburg, Rome and Budapest withdrew, leaving Paris and Los Angeles as the only two candidates remaining. A proposal to elect the 2024 and 2028 Olympic host cities at the same time was approved by an Extraordinary IOC Session on 11 July 2017 in Lausanne.[2] On 31 July 2017, the IOC made a deal with Los Angeles to host the 2028 Summer Olympics, making Paris the host of the 2024 Summer Olympics.[3] The formal announcement of the hosts for both Olympiads took place at the 131st IOC Session in Lima, Peru, on 13 September 2017.[4]

Bidding process

President François Hollande's diplomatic efforts to attract the Summer Olympics to Paris were successful.

Paris, Hamburg, Budapest, Rome, and Los Angeles were the five candidate cities. However, the process was hit by withdrawals, with political uncertainty and cost cited as deterring bidding cities.[5] Hamburg withdrew its bid on 29 November 2015 after holding a referendum.[6] Rome withdrew its bid on 21 September 2016 citing fiscal difficulties.[7] On 22 February 2017, Budapest withdrew its bid after a petition against the bid collected more signatures than necessary for a referendum.[8][9][10]

Following these withdrawals, the IOC Executive Board met in Lausanne, Switzerland to discuss the 2024 and 2028 bid processes on 9 June 2017.[11] The International Olympic Committee formally proposed electing the 2024 and 2028 Olympic host cities at the same time in 2017, a proposal which was approved by an Extraordinary IOC Session on 11 July 2017 in Lausanne.[2] The IOC set up a process whereby the LA 2024 and Paris 2024 bid committees would meet with the IOC to discuss who would host the 2024 Games, who would host the 2028 Games, and whether it were actually possible to select the host city for both at the same time.[12]

Following the decision to award the 2024 and 2028 Games simultaneously, Paris was understood to be the preferred host for the 2024 Games. On 31 July 2017, the IOC announced Los Angeles as the sole candidate for the 2028 Games, opening Paris up to be confirmed as hosts for the 2024 Games. Both decisions were ratified at the 131st IOC Session on 13 September 2017.[13]

Host city election

Paris was elected as the host city on September 13, 2017 at the 131st IOC Session in Lima, Peru. The two French IOC members, Guy Drut and Tony Estanguet were ineligible to vote in this host city election under the rules of the Olympic Charter.

2024 Summer Olympics bidding results
City NOC name Votes
Paris  France Unanimous


In 2007, the IOC established the concept of Olympics including 28 sports: 25 permanent 'core' sports with 3 additional sports selected for each individual Games. On 8 September 2013, IOC added wrestling to the Olympic programme for the 2020 and 2024 Games, representing one of these additional sports.[14] FILA (now known as United World Wrestling) changed freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling weight classes for men and decreased to 6 categories in order to add more weights for women.[15] However, in August 2016, the IOC added five sports to the 2020 Olympics, with plans to separately evaluate the existing 28 sports.[16] No indication was given how this would affect the number of sports in 2024.

The Paris organizers are also in discussions with the IOC and various professional eSport organizations to introduce eSports as a medal-winning sport during the Olympics. Tony Estanguet of the Paris committee said that introducing eSports would help to make the Olympics more relevant to the younger generations: "The youth, yes they are interested in esport and this kind of thing. Let's look at it. Let's meet them. Let's try if we can find some bridges."[17] The final decision as to whether video games will be featured in the 2024 Olympics will be made in 2020.[18]

During the Lima Session, the IOC approved the Rio 2016 sports program for Paris 2024. New sports will be chosen during the 134th IOC Session in 2019 in Milan, Italy.[19][20]

The 2024 Summer Olympic programme is scheduled to feature 28 sports encompassing 306 events, though this is likely to change depending on success of the five additional sports added to the Tokyo Olympics. This means there could be up to 33 sports, and any new sports which are added to the Olympic programme. The number of events in each discipline is noted in parentheses.



Grand Paris zone

Stade de France with uncovered athletics track during the 2003 World Championships
Venue Events Capacity Status
Stade de France Opening and Closing Ceremonies 75,000 Existing
Saint-Denis Aquatics (swimming, diving and synchronised swimming) 17,000 Additional
Water polo 5,000 Existing
Le Bourget Badminton 7,000 Temporary
Volleyball 18,000 Temporary
Shooting 3,000 Temporary
Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir Field hockey 15,000 Existing
U Arena Gymnastics (artistic, rhythmic and trampoline) 17,000 Existing
Le Zénith Weightlifting 6,000 Existing

Paris Centre zone

Champs de Mars
Venue Events Capacity Status
Champ de Mars Beach Volleyball 12,000 Temporary
Seine Marathon 13,000 (3,000 sitting) Temporary
Marathon Swimming
Champs-Élysées Road Cycling 10,000 Temporary
Grand Palais Fencing 8,000 Existing
Les Invalides Archery 6,000 Temporary
Paris expo Porte de Versailles Table tennis 6,000 Temporary
Handball 12,000
Stade Jean-Bouin Rugby 20,000 Existing
Stade Roland Garros Tennis 24,000 Existing
Boxing 10,000 Temporary
Parc des Princes Football 61,000 Existing
Grand Palais Fencing 8,000 Existing
Stade Pierre de Coubertin Women's Basketball (preliminaries) 4,000 Existing
Paris Arena Judo 15,000 Existing
Men's Basketball, Men's and Women's Basketball (play-offs)
Men's Basketball (preliminaries) 7,000

Versailles zone

Venue Events Capacity Status
Le Golf National Golf 35,000 Existing
Vélodrome de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Track cycling 10,000 (2 x 5,000) Existing
BMX (racing and freestyle)
Modern Pentathlon (fencing)
Château de Versailles Equestrian (jumping, dressage, eventing country races at own park circuit) 80,000 (22,000 + 58,000) Temporary
Modern Pentathlon (excluding fencing)
Élancourt Hill Mountain Bike 25,000 Existing

Stand-alone venues

Venue Events Capacity Status
Vaires-sur-Marne Rowing 22,000 Existing
Canoe slalom
Marseille Sailing 5, 000 Existing
Biarritz Surfing 5, 000 Temporary

Non-competitive venues

Venue Events Capacity Status
L'Île-Saint-Denis Olympic Village 17,000 Additional
Le Bourget Media Village
International Broadcast Centre
Main Press Centre

Provisional football venues



The emblem of the 2024 Games will be unveiled in December 2018.


The mascot(s) for the 2024 Games will be announced in 2022.

Broadcasting rights

^1 – Included nations & territories are Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

See also


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Preceded by
Summer Olympic Games

XXXIII Olympiad (2024)
Succeeded by
Los Angeles