All information about the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris

They are the highlight of the sporting year 2024: The Olympic Games in Paris are just around the corner. The competitions in France’s capital will captivate an audience of billions worldwide. But which sports will there be? What does the schedule look like and, above all, who will broadcast the 2024 Olympics on TV? Here comes the most important information!

The 33rd modern Olympic Games cast their shadow ahead. The qualifications for the various competitions have long since started. Tens of thousands of athletes are still hoping to be able to buy their personal ticket to take part in the Olympics in Paris.

Olympia 2024: Who will broadcast the Paris Games on TV?

In Germany, TV broadcasting for the 2024 Olympic Games has been regulated for a long time. The main rights belong to Discovery (Eurosport).

However, the public broadcasters ARD and ZDF have acquired sublicenses from Discovery and will be able to show the competitions as usual on free TV and also in the live stream.

By the way, the broadcast of the Summer and Winter Olympics is secured in Germany in the long term. In spring 2023, ARD and ZDF announced that they had acquired the media exploitation rights for all games from 2026 to 2032 via the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

Olympia 2024: What is the schedule?

The Paris Olympics will take place from Friday, July 26th to Sunday, August 11th.

The official opening ceremony, at which the Olympic flame will be lit, will not take place on July 26th in a stadium as usual, but on the Seine, which runs through Paris.

Paris is expecting more than 500,000 spectators to come to the French capital for this occasion alone.

In terms of sport, the starting signal sounds a little earlier. The first games of the Olympic football tournament and rugby sevens are scheduled for July 24th and 25th. The handball players and archers start on July 25th. The games will therefore last a total of 19 days.

Olympia 2024: sports and participants

The coveted gold, silver and bronze medals will be at stake at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris in the following sports and disciplines (men, women, mixed):

  • badminton
  • Basketball and 3×3 basketball
  • Archery
  • Boxing
  • fencing
  • football
  • Weightlifting
  • golf
  • Handball
  • hockey
  • Judo
  • Canoeing: canoe racing, canoe slalom
  • athletics
  • Modern pentathlon
  • Cycling: Track, BMX Freestyle, BMX Racing, Mountain Bike, Road Racing
  • Riding: dressage, jumping, eventing
  • Wrestling: Freestyle, Greco-Roman
  • rowing
  • Rugby (rugby sevens)
  • Shoot
  • Swimming sports: open water swimming, swimming (track), synchronized swimming, water polo, diving
  • Sailing
  • skateboard
  • Sport climbing
  • surfing
  • Taekwondo
  • Dance sport: breakdance
  • tennis
  • Table tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Gymnastics: artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline gymnastics
  • volleyball
  • beach volleyball

In total there will be 329 medal decisions in Paris. That is ten fewer decisions than at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, which took place in the summer of 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Most of the decisions – 48 – will be in the various athletics disciplines. In lap swimming there will be a total of 35 decisions. There will also be double-digit decisions in wrestling (18), gymnastics (18), canoeing (16), shooting (15), judo (15), boxing (13), fencing (12), track cycling (12) and sailing (10 ) give.