With two years to go before the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on July 26, 2024, the Paris 2024 Organising Committee has announced the official competition schedule, with the Triathlon individual races taking place on Tuesday 30 and Wednesday July 31, while the much-awaited Mixed Relay will be hosted on Monday, August 5.
Both individual races, men and women, have been confirmed at 8.00 am, at a time when no other medal event will be going on at the Games. The Mixed Relay will also start at 8.00 am, and will be the first medal event on the schedule for that Monday, the 10th day of the Games.
Drawn up in close cooperation with all the International Federations, the IOC and OBS (which will produce the TV coverage of the Games), the schedule provides a detailed breakdown of the sports programme of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The 32 sports on the Paris 2024 Olympic Games programme now know their events schedule, with 329 events spread across 18 days of competition from Wednesday July 24 to Sunday August 11.
The events schedule is designed to ensure that the Games generate spectacular moments from the very beginning! The day after the Opening Ceremony will see the first finals, and medals awarded, in eight different sports: cycling with the men’s and women’s time trial on the streets of Paris, judo, fencing, diving, rugby, shooting, swimming and skateboarding, which will be the first urban sport to take the stage.
All the finals of the swimming events held at the Paris La Défense Arena pool, and the athletics finals at the Stade de France, will take place in the evening, along with many other memorable moments that will be written into the Games history books. Swimming finals will begin at 8.30pm and athletics at 7pm.
The schedule is carefully designed to strike a fair balance between the genders, with alternating men’s and women’s team sport finals. This gender balancing for ‘prime-time’ sessions also applies to individual disciplines in sports such as judo, canoe, athletics and table tennis. For example, for the first time since it was added to the Games programme in Los Angeles 1984, the women’s marathon will bring the athletics programme to a close on August 11, the day after the men’s final, a few hours before the Closing Ceremony.
On the last day of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, Sunday August 11, women will be particularly in the spotlight, with the wrestling, weightlifting and track cycling competitions all concluding with women’s events. The women’s marathon and the women’s basketball final will also be held that day.
At the same time as the events schedule, Paris 2024 has released new information about the ticket pricing structure, which will be officially launched when the ticket draw opens in December. With over 13 million tickets on sale (10 million for the Olympic Games and 3.4 million for the Paralympic Games), Paris 2024 is keen to give everyone a chance to enjoy the unique experience of attending the Games in Paris, Île de France and throughout France by creating an affordable pricing structure that enables it to meet its budgetary objectives. The chance to watch the Games in person in France is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: powerful emotions, breath-taking feats at some of France’s most iconic sites, and the chance to connect with the athletes and carry them to victory.