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Here’s when and where you can watch the Paris Olympic Games

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In only a few weeks, more than 10,500 athletes will travel to Paris for the 2024 Olympic Games in what will be the biggest event to ever take place in France.

With millions of spectators set to pack out the stands to watch the action unfold in person, and billions more expected to tune in worldwide, it’s sure to be an exciting few weeks for sporting fans across the globe. 

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Paris first hosted the Olympics in 1900, then in 1924, and now once more in 2024. (Credit: Getty)

When is the Paris 2024 Olympic Games? 

The XXXIII Olympiad will take place from July 26th until August 11th, 2024.

While the sporting events will not officially commence until July 27th, several sports will kick off their Olympic competition on July 24th. 

These sports include handball, football and rugby.

On the final day of the games, several athletic events such as basketball, cycling, handball, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, wrestling, and even a pentathlon are scheduled to take place in the hours prior to the closing ceremony.

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These are the medals athletes will receive if they earn their place on the podium. (Credit: Paris 2024 Olympic Games)

When is the opening ceremony for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games?

The opening ceremony will take place on July 26th, but for the first time in the history of the Summer Olympic Games, the opening ceremony will not be taking place inside a stadium. 

Instead, the opening ceremony for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will take place in the heart of Paris, alongside the River Seine.

Hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected to attend the festivities, in what will be the largest opening ceremony ever held in the history of the Games.

When is the closing ceremony for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games?

Unlike the opening ceremony, the closing ceremony for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will take place on August 11th at the Stade de France, a stadium where the athletics and rugby will be held during the Games.

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In a first for the summer games, the opening ceremony will take place outside of a stadium. (Credit: Paris 2024 Olympic Games)

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

Tune into all the action from the Paris 2024 Olympic Games across the Nine Network. 

Channel 9 and 9Gem will become dedicated Olympics channels, with round-the-clock coverage 24 hours a day for the length of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. 

According to the broadcaster, there will also be 40 individual channels live and on-demand to ensure that no sporting event featuring an Australian athlete is missed. 

Nine Entertainment-owned streaming service Stan will also debut an all-Olympics channel.

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We can’t wait to tune into all of the action! (Credit: Paris 2024 Olympic Games)

What is the time difference between Paris and Australia?

Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST): 8 hours

  • New South Wales
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Victoria
  • Tasmania
  • Queensland

Australian Central Standard Time (ACST): 7.5 hours

  • Northern Territory
  • Township of Broken Hill in western New South Wales
  • South Australia

Australian Western Standard Time (AWST): 6 hours

  • Western Australia

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