Everything you need to know about the Olympic Games 2024

Practical information on the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games for journalists.
Practical information on the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games for journalists.

In 2024, Paris is hosting the biggest international sporting event: the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Journalists, find on this page all the practical information about Paris and the JOP24.

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The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in figures:

  • 13.4 million tickets
  • 15,3 million visitors
  • 3.5 billion euros in economic benefits
  • 206 nations
  • 32 Olympic and 22 Paralympic sports
  • 869 events
  • 15,000 athletes
  • 44,500 volunteers
  • 26,000 accredited journalists
  • 8,000 non-accredited journalists
  • 4 billion television viewers

Paris Media Centre: the meeting point for non-accredited media

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At the heart of the Games and the capital, the Paris Media Centre (Centre des media non accrédités) offers a unique venue to ensure the best possible welcome for journalists wishing to cover Paris during this exceptional period.

Information point, workstations, media library, studios, exclusive experiences, relaxation area... The Centre and its digital platform are designed specifically to meet the needs of professional media.

Located in the heart of the Marais district, in the Carreau du Temple, the Paris Media Centre showcases Paris' appeal, its cultural and art-de-vivre news, its recent sustainable and inclusive transformations, and offers journalists an optimal working environment, as well as a range of tools and services.

On-line accreditation request from September:

Register to the Paris Media Centre

Opening hours:
July 19 to August 11, 24/24
August 26 to September 10, 8am to 11pm

Competition calendar

Friday July 26, 2024 is the official launch date of the 2024 Olympic Games with a flamboyant opening ceremony on the Seine.
Events will actually have begun as early as Wednesday July 24 with team sports followed by the first archery and handball competitions.

The Olympiad will close on August 11 with a ceremony at the famous Stade de France in Saint-Denis.

The Paralympic Games begin on August 29 and end on September 8, 2024.
An unprecedented opening ceremony will take place between the Place de la Concorde and the Champs-Elysées on August 28, 2024.

Full calendar of competitions

Ticketing - practical information :

To buy tickets to the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, a single **official box office: tickets.paris2024.org

  • Single ticket sales for the Olympic Games: as of July 2023
  • Single ticket sales for the Paralympic Games: from October 9, 2023
  • Spring 2024: opening of the official ticket resale platform for the Paris 2024 Games.

Hospitality packages:

On Location: official hospitality provider - onsite packages, offsite packages, travel packages, customized offers

See also