Want to come to the 2024 Summer Olympics? Here’s what you need to do:
Paris is the host city for the 2024 Olympic Games which
will take place from July 26 to August 11, 2024.
To have tickets to the events, you need to take part in a lottery. There are two ways to do this:
- Official Ticket Office « Billetterie Officielle » tickets.paris2024.org
- Official Hospitality « Hospitalité Officielle » (include tickets, lodging, transport to events, gastronomy, and city tours) olympics.onlocationexp.com/paris2024
Now that you have decided to buy tickets, can you do so immediately?
Not quite. Here are the important dates:
- Dec. 1, 2022 to Jan. 31, 2023: Time period in which you can enroll in the ticket lottery
- Feb. 15, 2023 : Start of ticket sales
If your name is drawn in the lottery, you will receive an email message.
You will have 48 hours in which to purchase your tickets.
Another possibility is to apply to be a volunteer at the Olympics.
This provides free admission, but you do not get to choose the events you go to.
If you are in a low budget this could be an option to be part of this great event. But your volunteering assignment may be at an airport, greeting visitors to the Olympics and helping them find transportation to the city and not exactly seeing any of the games.
Being able to speak French and/or English is essential and an additional foreign language makes for a stronger application.
The dates for applying to volunteer are the following:
Feb. 2023: Volunteer application window opens
Mar. 2023: Volunteer application window closes
Apr. 2023: Applications review
Sept. 2023: Accepted volunteers notified
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Did you know that...?
As the host country, France has the right to add four sports to the Olympics that are either totally new or were played in past years and then dropped from Olympic competition.
This year’s new events will be skateboarding, karate, baseball, and climbing.
The marathon will be run on the 42 km (26 mi) course from Paris to Versailles.
In French history, this commemorates the women’s march from Paris to Versailles on October 5th and 6th 1789 when the women of Paris marched to Versailles to demand that the king and the royal family return to Paris because there was widespread famine in the city.
In addition to the official marathon, there will be a public marathon event on either a 10 km (6,2mi) course in the city of Paris or the 42km (26mi) course from Paris to Versailles.
You can sign up for the marathon(s) HERE.
Paris is the host city for the Olympics and the majority of events will take place here. But there will also be events in other cities in France:
Equestrian events will be at the Château de Versailles. Soccer matches will be held in Lille, Nantes, Lyon, Bordeaux, Saint Etienne, Nice, and Marseille too.
Sailing events will take place in Marseille and surfboarding will be in Tahiti, a French overseas province! This will be the event that is the furthest away from Paris, but still part of the Olympics. Much more tropical than the Seine, lucky surfers!