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Your comprehensive guide to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

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The 2024 Summer Olympics are set to take place in Paris, France, from Friday, July 26th until Sunday, August 11th. 

Also known as the XXXIII Olympiad, the global sporting tournament will see more than 10,000 athletes from 206 nations compete in 329 events across 40 sports to secure a bronze, silver, or gold medal for their country.

In 2017, the International Olympic Committee confirmed that Paris would host the 2024 Summer Olympics, after previously holding the event in both 1900 and 1924. 

After the international sporting tournament concludes, Paris will become the second city to host the Summer Olympic Games after London, which hosted the Olympics in 1908, 1948, and 2012.

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The 2024 Paris Olympic Games will take place from July 26th until August 11. (Credit: Getty)

How many Australian athletes will compete at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games?

Following a grueling selection process, 460 Australian athletes will compete across 35 sporting disciplines at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Of this number, 231 will be making their debut.

At the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Australian athletes in the green and gold uniform secured their second-best medal haul after the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, with an impressive 17 gold medals, 7 silver medals, and 22 bronze medals.

Australia also placed sixth on the medal table after the USA, China, ROC, Great Britain, and Japan.

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Emma McKeon is Australia’s most decorated Olympian with 5 gold, 2 silver, and 4 bronze medals. (Credit: Getty)

Which Australians are competing at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games?

The full Paris 2024 Olympic Games Australian team can be viewed here.

The youngest competitor is equestrian Shane Ross (51) while the youngest is skateboarder Arisa Trew (14).

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The official uniform Australian athletes will be wearing at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. (Credit: Getty)

Where can I watch the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in Australia?

Australians can watch the 2024 Olympic Games on Channel 9 and 9Gem, with round-the-clock coverage 24 hours a day. 

There will also be 40 individual channels live and on-demand to ensure that every single sporting event that an Australian athlete is competing in can be viewed. 

Nine Network-owned streaming service Stan will also debut a dedicated all-Olympics channel.

It is worth noting that there is a time difference between Australia and Paris:

  • Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST): 8 hours ahead of Paris
  • Australian Central Standard Time (ACST): 7.5 hours ahead of Paris
  • Australian Western Standard Time (AWST): 6 hours ahead of Paris
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Australia has hosted the Olympic Games in Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000, and will do so again in 2032 in Brisbane. (Credit: Getty)

Where will the next Olympic Games be held? 

The 2026 Winter Olympic Games will be held in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, from February 6th to February 22nd, 2026.

The 2028 Summer Olympic Games will be held in Los Angeles, USA, from July 14th to July 30th, 2028.

A location for the 2030 Winter Olympic Games has not yet been confirmed. The International Olympic Committee is expected to choose between France, Switzerland, Sweden, and the USA on July 23rd, 2024.

The 2032 Summer Olympic Games will be held in Brisbane, Australia from July 23rd to August 8th, 2032.

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