Paris, the City of Lights, will be the second city to host the Olympic Summer Games three times. The first one is London. In the 1900 Olympic Games held in Paris, women were included for the first time. In this blog, we will take a look at the top five things you need to know about the Paris Olympic Games 2024.
- The Upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics Will Be the Sixth in France
Yes! The 2024 Games will be hosted by Paris for the third time, but for France, it will be the sixth. The country has also hosted the Winter Olympic Games in addition to the three Summer Games.
- The Total Number of Sports Will Be 32
In the Paris Olympic Games 2024, the number of sports to be featured will be 32. On the whole, there will be 329 events. The sport known as “breaking” will be included for the very first time.
Paris is known as ______________.
- A. The City of Rivers
- B. The City of Lights
- C. The City of Ghosts
- D. The City of Gods
- Tahiti Will Be Hosting the Surfing Competition
In French Polynesia, Tahiti is the biggest island. It was chosen as the venue out of four other competing locations. They were Biarritz, Lacanau, Les Landes, and La Torche. Tahiti will also be breaking the record for the farthest Olympic event that takes place outside of the host city (Paris).
- The Dates of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
The main games will start on 26th July and will proceed until the 11th of August. However, the Olympic and Paralympic Games usually happen on different dates. The 2024 Paris Paralympic Games will begin on the 28th of August and will end on the 8th of September. A couple of days before the opening ceremony, the competitions for football and rugby will begin.
- The Games Are Not Going to Be Held in a Stadium!
The Paris 2024 Summer Olympics are definitely not going to be held in a stadium. Yes! You heard it right! Instead, the games will be hosted by Paris on the river Seine, which crosses the center of the city. The Seine is a long river that flows in northern France.
A total of 45,000 volunteers (approximately) will be assisting the 2024 Games. You can expect endless new ventures and record-breaking introductions in Paris Olympics 2024. Hope you had an interesting read!