Countdown to Paris Olympics 2024

Suneetha Malkani

Jul 10 2024

<a href='null'><div><img height='400px' width='auto;' class='img_dynaPost' src='/BlitzMobiImages/consumers/company551995499/mediafiles/b3XwzBp5473.tmp'/></div></a><div style=' background:#null;color:#null;font-family:null;width:auto;padding:5px;max-height:100%;'><span><p><b>Opening Ceremony</b></p><p>The Opening Ceremony of the 2024 Olympic Games will&nbsp; be on Fri 26 July 2024, 7.30 p.m. CET (10.30 a.m. in Los Angeles, 1.30 p.m in New York, 2.30 p.m. in Rio de Janeiro, 6.30 p.m. in London and 8.30 p.m. in Athens, 11.00 p.m. in New Delhi)</p><span></div><a href='null'><div><img height='400px' width='auto;' class='img_dynaPost' src='/BlitzMobiImages/consumers/company551995499/mediafiles/dHjF7jgM475.tmp'/></div></a><div style=' background:#null;color:#null;font-family:null;width:auto;padding:5px;max-height:100%;'><span><p>The Paris 2024 opening ceremony promises to be bold, original and unique featuring many firsts.&nbsp;</p><ol><li>- For the first time&nbsp; it will be a ceremony with free admission for many spectators.&nbsp;</li><li>- For the first time, 10,500 athletes will parade on boats for each national delegation.&nbsp;</li><li>- For the first time it will be held in the heart of the city along its main artery: the Seine.&nbsp;</li></ol><p>The parade will come to the end in front of the&nbsp;<a href="">Trocadéro</a>, where the remaining elements of Olympic protocol and final shows will take place.&nbsp;</p><p>Making this the first ceremony outside a stadium.&nbsp;</p><p>This will be a ceremony designed for and by athletes, where athletes will be the heart and soul of the ceremony. By opening with the parade of athletes, Paris 2024 is breaking with tradition. Athletes will be featured on stage during the introduction to and throughout the ceremony as part of Paris 2024’s constant aim to hold Games created for and by athletes.</p><p>With these many firsts, it promises to be a memorable event.&nbsp;</p><p>1.5 billion global viewers are expected to watch the event on television and online.&nbsp; The parade route is&nbsp; 6-kilometer in length. 94 boats will parade the 10,500 athletes, representing 206 National Olympic Committees. Approximately&nbsp; 120 heads of state, sovereigns and heads of government are expected to attend.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="">The Stade de France</a>&nbsp;designed by architects Macary, Zublena, Regembal and Costantini, and was created for the 1998 Football World Cup held in France will host the Olympic events.&nbsp; This stadium will also be the venue for the closing ceremony on Aug 11.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">The Paris 2024 Paralympic Games</a>&nbsp;will take place from 28 August to 8 September 2024. The Champs-Elysées and the Place de la Concorde will host the the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games Paris 2024;</p><p><b>Travel Tips</b></p><p>If you are in Paris, it is suggested that you buy your Paris 2024 pass for unlimited travel on the entire Île-de-France transport network, for the number of days of your choice. The website here shares more information about transportation.&nbsp; &nbsp;<a href=""></a></p><p>Find the Android and Apple apps here.&nbsp;</p><p><a href=""></a></p><p><a href=""></a></p><p><b>Olympics Trivia Games</b></p><p>Not attending in person?&nbsp; The Olympics site offers online trivia games that you can play along with.&nbsp;</p><p>Find them here:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p><p><b>Media</b></p><p>Follow the IOC committee's Flickr site here for all the latest images as the events occur:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p><p><b>Teams</b></p><p>Interested in knowing who's participating? Here's a select list of countries and their Olympians.&nbsp;</p><p>Australia:&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p><p>Canada:&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p><p>India:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p><p>New Zealand:&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p><p>Qatar:&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p><p>Saudi Arabia:&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p><p>UAE:&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p><p>UK:&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p><p>USA:&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p><span></div>

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