When will the next Summer Olympics take place?
Similar to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics which started in late July and ended in early August, the Games will run from July 26, 2024 to August 11, 2024.
Where will they take place?
The 2024 Summer Olympics will be held in Paris, France. Believe it or not, France is no stranger to the Games – 2024 will mark the sixth time the country has hosted. The Western European nation hosted the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble and the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville.
The Games will take place at the Stade de France, located in the heart of the city. The organizers of the 2024 Olympics predict that the Summer Games will be a unique international celebration. According to the official website, the Games “will provide one of the most inspiring cities in the world as a memorable stage for the athletes – and a truly global platform to promote them and their incredible stories”.
How is France preparing?
To kick off the Games, organizers plan for the opening ceremony to be as daring as the city in which it takes place. For the very first time, the opening ceremony will not take place in a stadium but in the heart of Paris, France. Organizers have planned a 3.7-mile procession that will carry athletes along the Seine in a fleet of some 160 boats. The river, the bridges and the emblematic monuments of the capital will serve as the backdrop for the incredible spectacle.
Organizers also plan to make the Games the most sustainable to date. According to the official Olympic Games website, Paris 2024 will strive to be the first Games fully aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement by “adopting a groundbreaking emissions reduction strategy that aims to reduce the footprint by 55% carbon footprint compared to the 2012 London Olympics which are widely regarded as a benchmark for sustainable Games.”