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About Paris Olympics 2024

Paris Olympics 2024
Olympics (Source: Official Facebook Page of the Olympics)


Introduction to Paris 2024 Olympics

The most widely awaited sporting event, the Olympic Games, are scheduled to take place in Paris, France for the 2024 season, beginning on July 26 and ending on August 11. In these 15 days, 329 events will be held for 32 sports in 16 cities and subsite Tahiti. After holding the games in 1900 and 1924, Paris, France, will host the games for the third time.


The 2024 Olympics will feature four optional sports besides the core 28: sport climbing, surfing, skateboarding and the notable debut of break dancing as a sport—the first dance sport in Summer Olympics history.


The venues for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics in Paris, France and Los Angeles, USA, respectively, were chosen after a bidding process at the 131st IOC Session in Lima, Peru, in September 2017. Also, after numerous debates, it was announced that the Russian and Belarusian athletes would be participating as neutrals.


What is the meaning of the Torch Relay in the Olympics?

The 2024 Summer Olympic torch relay is scheduled to take place from April 16, 2024, to July 26, 2024. During the event, 10,000 torchbearers are anticipated to carry the torch relay, which will go to nearly 400 communities across 65 French regions and five international regions. The Olympic cauldron will be lit at the opening ceremony on July 26, and the 2024 Paris cauldron will be built by the Jardins du Trocadéro stadium.


The torch was lit in Olympia, Greece, by Stefanos Doukos, a Greek rower and it made its way throughout the country before landing in Athens on April 26. On May 9, the three-masted barque Belem set sail for Marseille across the Mediterranean, from where it started its journey across France. Most recently, it was announced that, because of the continuous instability in the community, part of the relay in New Caledonia was cancelled. As of May 23, 2024, the torch is at stage 14 in Bordeaux and the Libournais.


A torch relay from Olympia, Greece, to the Olympic site is held before the opening ceremony.


History of the Olympics

The history of the Olympics dates back to the eighth century BC, when the ancient Olympians used to hold athletic and religious festivals every four years at Olympia. It's origin story is filled with several myths and legends, including those of Zeus, Pelops, Heracles (Hercules) and his 12 labors, among others.


However, the modern olympics were reignited in the early 17th century by English lawyer Robert Dover; the olympics were then called the "Cotswold Olimpick Games." As the centuries passed, there were several changes in the games, rules and the Greek revival of the 18th century.


Around the end of the 19th century, there were several attempts to reestablish an international sporting event, but all failed because the global sporting movement was not well coordinated. Consequently, the Olympic Games were brought back to life during the inaugural Olympic Congress, which was headed by Baron Pierre de Coubertin and took place from June 16–23, 1894, at the Sorbonne University’s Grand Amphitheatre.


A total of two thousand people attended; 20 representatives from Belgium, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United States represented 13 foreign sports federations, while 58 French delegates represented 24 sports organizations and clubs.


2024 Olympics Venue

According to Paris 2024, 22 athletic events will be held in Paris and its surrounding areas, with the other events being distributed to other French cities. However, those who want to watch soccer will have to travel to the cities of Marseille, Nice, Saint-Etienne, Lyon, Bordeaux, and Nantes. The sailing events will take place in Marseille, and then the surfers will compete at Teahupo'o in Tahiti, the biggest island in French Polynesia.


The few notable places, along with their spots and histories, are as follows:


  • The Stade de France, which will host track and field, rugby, and the Closing Ceremony, is a familiar sight to soccer fans. Originally constructed for the FIFA World Cup in 1998, the stadium is currently home to France's national rugby and football teams.


  • Rafael Nadal and other tennis greats will return to Roland Garros for the 2024 Summer Olympics. The 1928 tennis arena bears the name Roland Garros after the World War I aviator. Renowned for its red clay courts, the stadium still hosts the French Open and other events, including the Davis Cup, nearly a century later.


  • The modern pentathlon and equestrian disciplines at the Summer 2024 Olympics will take place at the location of the original French court.


  • One of Paris's biggest squares, the Place de la Concorde, is situated right in the middle of the eighth district. Numerous historical events, including those from the French Revolution, have taken place against this backdrop. There will be a temporary stadium built at the square for 3x3 basketball, BMX freestyle, skateboarding, and breaking dance sports.


  • The Grand Palais, originally constructed in 1897 as an exposition hall and museum, will host the Taekwondo and fencing disciplines at the Summer Games. The building has had numerous uses since its inception, including being used as a hospital in WWII.

List of Sports at Olympics

The 2024 Summer Olympics' schedule includes 329 events across 32 sports, including the 28 core Olympic sports as well as four optional sports that the Paris Organizing Committee suggested: breaking will make its Olympic debut as an optional sport, along with skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing.


There have been four weightlifting events removed. In canoeing, two slalom events have taken the place of two sprint events, maintaining the total of 16, while the speed climbing and boulder & lead divisions for each gender were separated out of the former "combined" event in sport climbing.


The list of sports for the 2024 Paris Olympics is as follows:


SportSub-sport
AquaticsArtistic swimming (2)
Diving (8)
Marathon swimming (2)
Swimming (35)
Water polo (2)
Archery-
Athletics-
Badminton-
BasketballBasketball (2)
3×3 basketball (2)
Boxing-
Breaking -
CanoeingSlalom (6)
Sprint (10)
CyclingBMX freestyle (2)
BMX racing (2)
Mountain biking (2)
Road (4)
Track (12)
EquestrianDressage (2)
Eventing (2)
Jumping (2)
Fencing-
Field hockey-
Football-
Golf-
GymnasticsArtistic (14)
Rhythmic (2)
Trampoline (2)
Handball-
Judo-
Modern pentathlon-
Rowing-
Rugby sevens-
Sailing-
Shooting-
Skateboarding-
Sport climbing-
Surfing-
Table tennis-
Taekwondo-
Tennis-
Triathlon-
VolleyballVolleyball (2)
Beach volleyball (2)
Weightlifting-
WrestlingFreestyle (12)
Greco-Roman (6)


Athletes to Watch

For the 2024 Paris Olympics, a few of the athletes that are expected to shine are as follows:


SportAthleteCountryDOBOlympic Medals
GymnasticsSimone BilesUnited StatesMarch 14, 19974 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze
GymnasticsSuni LeeUnited StatesMarch 9, 20031 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze
GymnasticsShilese JonesUnited StatesJuly 26, 20020
Track and FieldShelly-Ann Fraser-PryceJamaicaDecember 27, 19863 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze
Track and FieldSha’Carri RichardsonUnited StatesMarch 25, 20000
Track and FieldYulimar RojasVenezuelaOctober 21, 19951 gold, 1 silver
Track and FieldEliud KipchogeKenyaNovember 5, 19842 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze
Track and FieldNeeraj ChopraIndiaDecember 24, 19971 gold
SkateboardingRayssa LealBrazilJanuary 4, 20081 silver
SkateboardingYuto HorigomeJapanJanuary 7, 19991 gold
Sport ClimbingNatalia GrossmanUnited StatesJune 22, 20010
Sport ClimbingPiper KellyUnited StatesOctober 3, 19990
Swimming/SurfingCarissa MooreUnited StatesAugust 27, 19921 gold
SwimmingKatie LedeckyUnited StatesMarch 17, 19977 gold, 3 silver
SwimmingEmma McKeonAustraliaMay 24, 19945 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze
SwimmingCaeleb DresselUnited StatesAugust 16, 19967 gold
BadmintonP.V. SindhuIndiaJuly 5, 19951 silver, 1 bronze
BadmintonSaina NehwalIndiaMarch 17, 19901 bronze
3×3 BasketballJimmer FredetteUnited StatesFebruary 25, 19890
3×3 BasketballAzurá StevensUnited StatesFebruary 1, 19960


Tokyo Olympics Medal Tally

RankCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1USA394133113
2China38321888
3Japan27141758
4Great Britain22212265
5Russian Olympic Comm.20282371
6Australia1772246
7Netherlands10121436
8France10121133
9Germany10111637
10Italy10102040


FAQ's On Paris Olympics 2024

A. The Paris Olympics of 2024 will take place in France, with Paris serving as the main host city, 16 other cities in France and one subsite located in Tahiti from July 26 to August 11.

A. The 2024 Summer Olympics will have 32 sports across 329 events.

A. The Olympic symbol represents the union of the five continents, the activity of the Olympic Movement, and the gathering of athletes from all over the world at the Olympic Games.

A. The 2024 Olympics will be held in Paris, France. Los Angeles, California, in the United States will host the 2028 Olympics. 

A. According to the official website of the Olympics, 57 Indian athletes have qualified as of May 2024.

Last Modified Jul 13, 2024 10:51 IST
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