Paris 2024 Olympic Games: a journey through sport

Jul 09|NewsBy Solene Cathalan

As we stand on the cusp of another monumental chapter in the history of sports, let's delve into the legacy of the Olympic Games.

Celebrating tradition and unity

Born from the noble ideals of unity, athleticism, and human spirit, the Olympic Games have stood as a beacon of hope and inspiration for over a century. The inaugural Games, held in 1896 in Athens, Greece, marked the dawn of a new era in sportsmanship and camaraderie. Since then, the Olympic movement has transcended boundaries, bringing together athletes from around the globe to compete in the spirit of fair play and mutual respect.

Fast-forward to the present day, and the stage is set for yet another showcase of athletic prowess: the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The looks of the Games: a glimpse into the brand of Paris 2024

At the heart of every Olympic Games lies a unique brand identity that encapsulates the spirit and essence of the host city. And Paris 2024 is no exception. The official mascot, Olympic Phryge, stands as a proud symbol of freedom and unity, dressed in France's iconic colors.

But the brand of Paris 2024 extends far beyond its mascot. The emblem, a fusion of symbols like the Olympic Flame, the Marianne, and a medal from the Games, represents the inclusive and gender equality values that lie at the heart of the Games.

Overall, the look of the Paris 2024 Games is a captivating fusion of tradition and innovation. Drawing inspiration from France's rich culture and heritage, the visual identity of Paris 2024 celebrates bold colors, dynamic patterns, and iconic symbols.

Going green and going the distance

Paris 2024 isn't just about sports; it's also about sustainability and environmental responsibility. With 95% of existing venues being used for competition, the Games aim to halve their carbon footprint compared to previous Olympics. They'll even compensate for more emissions and work on long-term carbon projects.

Now, let's talk about the events. Breaking will make its Olympic debut, while Surfing, Skateboarding, and Sport Climbing return after their Tokyo 2020 debuts. New disciplines like extreme canoe slalom and mixed team race walk add excitement to existing sports. And guess what? Some competitions will take place in iconic locations! Beach Volleyball will be right before the Eiffel Tower, while the Chateau De Versailles hosts Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon.

But here's something truly unique: Surfing will be at Teahupo’o in Tahiti, making it the farthest Olympic event from the host city ever. And get this – alongside the Olympic marathon, there'll be an 'open' marathon for amateur athletes, following the same course and conditions. It's a celebration of sports, inclusivity, and pushing boundaries.


You can have a look at all the sports fields that have been prepared for the occasion here.

Our favourite is the beach volleyball field just in front of the Eiffel Tower!

Practical information: dates, sports, and more

Here is some practical information to ensure you don't miss a moment of the action. The Paris 2024 Olympic Games will occur from 26 July 2024 to 11 August 2024, followed by the Paralympic Games from 28 August 2024 to 8 September 2024. With over 10,500 athletes from 206 NOCs competing across various sports, including archery, athletics, swimming, and more, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

For the full schedule of events, be sure to visit the official Paris 2024 website here.

And if you're looking to immerse yourself even further in the Olympic experience, consider becoming an Olympics member here.

Australian participation: a legacy of excellence

As proud representatives of SPORTENG, we can't help but celebrate the remarkable achievements of our Australian athletes. Our Aussie contenders are poised to leave their mark on the global stage with their unwavering dedication and exceptional talent. With the expectation to send a Team of between 460 and 480 athletes, the Australian team currently comprises 135 athletes selected across 16 sports. Among them, 83 are female, 52 are male, and 76 are making their Olympic debut.

Keep an eye on disciplines like swimming, cycling, and sailing, where Australian athletes have historically excelled and are primed for success!

The Paris 2024 Olympic Games will be broadcast on the Nine Network in Australia.

Looking ahead: Brisbane 2032

But the excitement doesn't end with Paris 2024. As the torch of Olympic legacy passes to our home soil, we eagerly anticipate the Brisbane Olympic Games 2032 and the opportunity to showcase the very best of Australian hospitality, culture, and sporting excellence on the world stage. Let's embrace the spirit of unity, diversity, and excellence that defines the Olympic Games! Whether you're a die-hard sports fan or just tuning in, there's something truly special about them – a celebration of humanity at its best.

Get ready to witness history in the making – Paris 2024 awaits! 🏅




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