Skip to content
GO TO bet365 Sports
  1. More Sports & News
  2. Olympics

2024 Olympics: Dates, events, venues, history & more

The 33rd modern Olympics will be held in Paris this summer, and here's everything you need to know ahead of this summer's sporting extravaganza.

2024 Olympics - Dates

The 2024 Olympics will be held between Friday 26th July and Sunday 11th August 2024.

2024 Olympics - Venues

In all, 35 venues will be used for the Paris Games and some will be provided with stunning backdrops, such as the equestrian events at the Palace of Versailles and the beach volleyball, which will be played close to the most iconic landmark in the French capital, the Eiffel Tower.

While several stunning venues have been purposefully built for the Games, some iconic stages are also being utilised with the golf being played at Le Golf National, where Europe celebrated a Ryder Cup success in 2018, while tennis will be played at the home of the French Open.

The athletics will take place at the Stade de France, while there will be stages outside the capital which will also be used.

Sailing events will take place in Marseille Marina, while nothing will be further away than the surfing, which will be hosted almost 10,000 miles away in Tahiti, French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean.

Football will be played in Paris at the Parc des Princes as well as stadia in Bordeaux, Saint-Etienne, Nantes, Lyon, Marseille and Nice.

2024 Olympics - Prize Money

Prize money will be awarded at the Olympics for the first time in 2024, but only in athletics and boxing.

Governing body World Athletics has announced it will have a prize pool of £1.9m, which will be awarded to gold medalists with each individual winner being awarded £39,400.

Relay winners will divide the prize among members of the team and there are plans for those winning silver and bronze medals to receive financial rewards in Los Angeles 2026, where other sports may elect to follow suit.

2024 Olympics - TV channel and how to watch

UK viewers can watch free-to-air coverage of the 2024 Olympics on the BBC, including the BBC website and iPlayer service, while more extensive coverage will be available via a Discovery+ subscription.

Which sports are at the 2024 Olympics?

Here is a list of all 32 sports at this summer’s Olympic Games, which will include breaking (breakdancing) for the first time:

  • Aquatics (artistic swimming, diving, marathon swimming, swimming & water polo)
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball (including 3x3)
  • Boxing
  • Breaking
  • Canoeing (slalom & sprint)
  • Cycling (BMX freestyle, BMX racing, mountain biking, road & track)
  • Equestrian (dressage, eventing & jumping)
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics (artistic, rhythmic & trampolining)
  • Handball
  • Judo
  • Modern pentathlon
  • Rowing
  • Rugby sevens
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Skateboarding
  • Sports climbing
  • Surfing
  • Table tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball (including beach)
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling (freestyle & Greco-Roman)

British athletes to watch at the 2024 Olympics

Great Britain won 22 gold medals last time in Tokyo and have a host of hopefuls at this summer’s Games.

Skateboarder Sky Brown won bronze in Japan and has won a world championship since, while Britain have great chances in middle-distance athletics, with Keely Hodgkinson looking to go one better than last time having ran a British record in the 800m final.

Meanwhile, Josh Kerr will be looking to put his name among the British athletics greats after capturing the 1500m World Championship.

Taekwondo hopeful Bradly Sinden has won a world title since coming second in the 68kg category three years ago while swimmer Tom Dean has his sights set on five medals having struck gold twice in Japan.

Emily Campbell won Britain’s first female weightlifting medal with her silver and would love a gold to add to her collection, while three-time gold-medal-winning gymnast Max Whitlock will be looking to bow out in style in the pommel horse.

International athletes to watch at the 2024 Olympics

Some of the most iconic names in sport will be in action in Paris, with plenty of eyes likely to focus on American gymnast Simone Biles in her third Games.

She collected four golds and three bronze medals in Rio eight years ago, but will be hopeful of performing better than she did in Tokyo when she was forced to withdraw from the team event.

Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will be in action for the final time having won the 100m at Beijing and London, and then finishing second in Tokyo.

She will be retiring at the age of 37 and this also looks set to be the final Olympics for the great Eluid Kipchoge, the winner of two marathon gold medals who goes again in the 26.2-mile event.

The potential stars in the pool are American sprint specialist Caeleb Dressel, who won five golds in Tokyo, and Australia’s Emma McKeon, who won seven medals in Tokyo to add to her four from Rio.

How many times has Paris hosted the 2024 Olympics?

The 2024 Games will mark the third time that Paris has hosted the Olympics.

The first was way back in 1900 and the second was in 1924 (when Paris became the first city to host two separate Olympics), which tees-up a 100-year anniversary for the 2024 Games.

Related Articles

bet365 uses cookies

We use cookies to deliver a better and more personalised service. For more information, see our Cookie Policy

New to bet365? Bet £10 & Get £30 in Free Bets Join Now

Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of qualifying bets. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.