When are the Paris 2024 Olympics and how can I watch them in the UK?

When are the Paris 2024 Olympics and how can I watch them in the UK?

The 2024 Paris Olympic Games are fast approaching, with just months to go.

Preparations for the opening ceremony and 329 medal events across 32 sports are well under way in the French capital. It last held the Games exactly 100 years ago, the second of three times it has hosted the sporting extravaganza after 1900.

Tony Estanguet, president of the Paris Olympics, said: “We really wish to make Paris 2024 the first ‘Games Wide Open’, and we are fully dedicated to bringing this concept to life.”

Here's everything you need to know about the 2024 Paris Olympics, including key dates and how to watch.

When are the 2024 Paris Olympics?

Olympic events will commence on Wednesday, July 24. Football, rugby, handball, and archery tournaments will start then before the opening ceremony on Friday, July 26.

The Games will end on Sunday, August 11. The full competition schedule can be found here.

Paris will then host the Paralympic Games from Wednesday, August 28 to Sunday, September 8.

How to watch the 2024 Olympic Games

Tickets are on sale now, and the cost can differ significantly from between roughly €24 (£21) and €2,400 (£2,100).

Most websites say they are mostly already sold out for swimming and beach volleyball events.

For those in the UK and without tickets, the BBC is the official Olympic television broadcaster here. The BBC will broadcast the action on BBC Sport and BBC iPlayer. Eurosport may also broadcast some of the Games in the UK — online and on TV.

Alternatively, anyone travelling abroad can watch the Games via virtual private networks (VPNs).

For more information on Paris 2024, visit the official website here.