Complete Guide to the 2024 Paris Olympics: Where To Watch, Events, Venues, & More

Welcome to our comprehensive blog, your ultimate resource for navigating the exciting 2024 Paris Olympics. 

In this guide, we’ll take you on a journey providing you with everything you need to know and how you can tune in for this significant sporting event from the UK.

From the exhilarating events across track, field and beyond to the iconic venues, we’ll explore every aspect of the Games, ensuring you’re well-prepared to immerse yourself in the action.

Whether you’re a die-hard sports fan or simply eager to soak up the atmosphere, join us as we uncover everything you need to know!

What is the significance of the Olympics?

The Olympics hold immense significance on multiple levels. Firstly, they promote international unity and cooperation by bringing together athletes from all corners of the globe to compete in the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play. 

The Games serve as a platform for nations to set aside political differences and celebrate shared humanity through athletic excellence.

Culturally, the Games celebrate diversity and showcase the rich tapestry of global cultures through ceremonies, art, and traditions.

Additionally, the Olympics foster economic growth and development in host cities by attracting tourism, investment, and infrastructure improvements.

Overall, the Olympics symbolise the potential for peace, friendship, and understanding among nations, and a celebration of athletic excellence that deserves to be supported!

History of the Olympics

The first ever Olympics was held in 776 BC, at Olympia which was a site in southern Greece where people used to go to worship their Gods.

The Olympics was created in honour of Zeus ( Greek God) and the athletes used to pray to Zeus for victory. After Rome’s conquest of Greece in the second century B.C., the Olympics faced a ban by the Romans in A.D. 393.

However, the games were finally revived once again in 1896 in Athens, Greece, and have continued to be celebrated every four years since then.

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When is the Olympics in Paris 2024?

This year’s Olympics will be held from July 26th to August 11th,2024.

What sports were removed from the 2024 Olympics?

Baseball, Softball, and Karate are unfortunately no longer part of the Olympic games. Read this article to find out more about why they have been discontinued. 

What are the new sports for the 2024 Olympic Games?

The four new sports that have been included in the 2024 Paris Olympics are skateboarding, breaking (break dancing), surfing and sport climbing.

The organisers mentioned that they want to connect with a younger audience and make the programme more gender-balanced and urban. 

Be sure to tune in to watch these exciting new events and support the talented athletes.

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Venues for the Paris 2024 Olympics

The venues for this year’s Olympics have been split across three zones. It is in Paris, Ile-de-France region and throughout Paris. 

According to their concept guide, 15 Olympic sites and 11 paralympic sites which include 21 Olympic sports and 14 paralympic sports will be located within 10km of the village in Paris.

In the Ile De France region, Seine-Saint-Denis will be the home of the Olympic Village, Paralympic Village, media village and 6 sports. Two paralympic events which are the marathon and cycling will showcase the  Seine-Saint-Denis department as well.

The Paris 2024 Olympics will also showcase the rich history and culture of the rest of France through these events. Across France,  Bordeaux, Nantes, Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Nice and Marseille are the six stadiums where the football tournaments will be held.

The final phases of handball will be played in Lille, similar to the basketball games and Mediterranean, in Marseille is where sailing will be held. 

Events in the Paris 2024 Olympics

From the Paris 2024 website, here is the full list of sports that are included in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, basketball 3×3, boxing, canoe slalom, canoe sprint, road cycling, cycling track, mountain bike, BMX freestyle, BMX racing, equestrian, fencing, football, golf, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline, handball, hockey, judo, modern pentathlon, rowing, rugby, sailing, shooting, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, triathlon, volleyball, beach volleyball, diving, marathon swimming, artistic swimming, swimming, water polo, weightlifting and wrestling. The 4 additional sports this year are sports climbing, breaking, surfing and skateboarding. 

To find the detailed schedule of the games, visit the Paris 2024 website

Where can you watch the Paris 2024 Olympics in the UK?

Now that we have discussed all the exciting events that are going to be held, let us discuss how you can enjoy these magnificent games if you are in the UK. 

The official broadcaster of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in the UK is the BBC. Both BBC Sport and iPlayer will be perfect places for you to tune in to enjoy these games.

The Olympics website will have all the highlights and repays in case you miss it!

Who will host the 2028 Summer Olympics?

The next 2028 Summer Olympics will be held in Los Angeles. 

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As we look forward to the 2024 Paris Olympics, this guide has covered all you need to know about the upcoming Games. 

From the different events to the famous venues and where to watch, it’s your go-to for an amazing Olympic experience. 

Whether you’re a sports fan or just curious about the excitement, the Paris Olympics offers something for everyone.

So get ready to witness history, feel the thrill of competition, and enjoy the spirit of unity that the Olympics bring to the world. It’s sure to be an unforgettable journey filled with memorable moments!

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