Everything you need to know about the Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics

Including where to watch in Australia…

With the Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics just around the corner, we’re betting you have a lot of questions.

Never fear, we’ve got you covered!

Read on to learn everything you could possibly need to know about this year’s games.

What dates are the Olympics in Paris in 2024?

The Olympics this year kick off on Friday July 26, 2024 and will end on Sunday August 11, 2024.

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The Paralympics will commence on Wednesday August 28, 2024 and will run until Sunday September 8, 2024.

When is the opening ceremony?

On July 26, the opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Olympics will take place in the heart of Paris along the Seine River. It will mark the first time in history that an opening ceremony wasn’t held inside a stadium.

Where can I watch the Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics in Australia?

Channel Nine will be the place to go when it comes to watching the Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics in Australia.

During the Olympics, Free to Air channels Channel Nine and 9Gem will provide 24-hour hosted coverage.

the mascots for the paris 2024 olympics

Plus, their streaming service 9Now will feature 40 on-demand channels, each dedicated to a specific short.

Then there will be extensive coverage of the Paralympic Games; Channel Nine will cover the live action and broadcast daily highlight shows.

What is the theme song of the Paris 2024 Olympics?

Parade, composed by Victor Le Manse and recorded with the Orchestre National de France, is the official theme song of the Olympics this year.

the eiffel tower with olympic rings displayed on it

What is the motto of this year’s Olympics?

The motto for the Paris 2024 Olympics is ‘Ouvrons grand les Jeux’; this means ‘Games Wide Open’ in English. Ultimately, the slogan represents Paris’ goal of delivering a more inclusive, equal, responsible and spectaculaire (spectacular) games.

What is the mascot of this year’s Olympics?

The Olympic Phryge is the mascot for the Paris 2024 games. Draped in blue, white and red (the colours of France’s flag), the mascot is based on the shape and form of the traditional Phrygian red cloth cap – which has been a symbol of freedom for France throughout the country’s history.

How many countries will participate in the Olympics in 2024?

206 countries will compete in the 2024 Olympics, including Australia!

How many athletes will compete at the 2024 Olympics?

It’s estimated that 10,500 athletes will compete at this year’s Olympics in Paris. According to the IOC, this is the first year in the Olympics’ history that there’s an equal number of male and female participants.

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