2024 Summer Olympics

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The 2024 Summer Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques d'été de 2024), officially the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad (French: Jeux de la XXXIIIe Olympiade) 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 with Paris as its main host city and 16 cities spread across metropolitan France and one in Tahiti—an island within the French overseas country and overseas collectivity of French Polynesia—as a subsite.[4]

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Games of the XXXIII Olympiad
Emblem of the 2024 Summer Olympics
Host cityParis, France
MottoGames wide open
(French: Ouvrons grand les Jeux)[1]
Athletes10,500 (quota limit)[2]
Events329 in 32 sports (48 disciplines)
Opening26 July 2024
Closing11 August 2024
StadiumStade de France (Athletics competition, closing ceremony)[3]
Jardins du Trocadéro and River Seine (Opening ceremony)
2024 Summer Paralympics

Paris was awarded the Games at the 131st IOC Session in Lima, Peru, on 13 September 2017. Due to multiple withdrawals that left only Paris and Los Angeles in contention, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved a process to concurrently award the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympics to the two cities. Having previously hosted in 1900 and 1924, Paris will become the second city (after London) to host the Summer Olympics three times. Paris 2024 will mark the centenary of Paris 1924, be the sixth Olympic games hosted by France (three in summer and three in winter), and the first Olympic Games in France since the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville. The Games will return to its traditional 4-year Olympiad cycle, as the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo was delayed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Games will feature the debut of breaking (also known as breakdancing)[5] as an Olympic event, and it will be the final Olympic Games held during the presidency of IOC President Thomas Bach.[6]

The preparation for the Games has been marred by the ongoing controversy surrounding the potential participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes. The Paris Olympics are expected to cost €8.3 billion.[7]