The 2024 Summer Paralympics (French: Jeux paralympiques d'été de 2024) also known as the 17th Summer Paralympic Games, and commonly known as Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, are an upcoming international multi-sport parasports event governed by the International Paralympic Committee, to be held in Paris, France, from 28 August to 8 September 2024. These games mark the first time Paris will host the Paralympics in its history. The final decision was made by the IOC on 13 September 2017, at their annual conference in Lima, Peru.
|Host city||Paris, Île-de-France, France|
(French: Venez partager)
|Events||549 in 22 sports|
|Opening||28 August |
|Closing||8 September |
|Stadium||Stade de France|
2024 Summer Olympics
As part of a formal agreement between the International Paralympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee first established in 2001, the winner of the bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics must also host the 2024 Summer Paralympics.
Due to concerns over a number of cities withdrawing in the bid process of the 2022 Winter Olympics and 2024 Summer Olympics, a process to award the 2024 and 2028 Games simultaneously to the final two cities in the running to the 2024 Summer Olympics—Los Angeles and Paris—was approved at an Extraordinary IOC Session on 11 July 2017 in Lausanne. Paris was understood to be the preferred host for the 2024 Games. On 31 July 2017, the IOC announced Los Angeles as the sole candidate for the 2028 Games, opening Paris up to be confirmed as hosts for the 2024 Games. Both decisions were ratified at the 131st IOC Session on 13 September 2017.
In February 2018, it was reported that the IOC and organizing committee had discussed moving the Olympics and Paralympics ahead by one week from their original scheduling, so that the Paralympics do not occur after the conclusion of the school holiday period.
The programme for the 2024 Summer Paralympics was announced in January 2019, with no changes from the 2020 programme.
The IPC considered bids for golf, karate, para dance sport, and powerchair football to be added to the Paralympic programme. Bids for were also made for CP football (contested as football 7-a-side in the Paralympics) and sailing, the two sports that had been dropped at the 2020 Summer Paralympics. While CP football was selected for consideration by the IPC, it was rejected due to a lack of reach in women's participation.
In January 2021, the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) was declared non-competent by the IPC for violations of its Athlete Classification Code, and the sport was dropped from the Paris 2024 programme. On 22 September 2021, the IPC conditionally reinstated wheelchair basketball following reforms made by the IWBF, subject to compliance measures.
|2024 Summer Paralympic Sports Programme|
Grand Paris zoneEdit
|Stade de France||Opening and closing ceremonies[verification needed]||78,338||Existing|
|Athletics (Track and Field)|
|La Chapelle Arena||Badminton||6,293|
|La Courneuve Shooting Range||Shooting Para Sport|
Paris Centre zoneEdit
|Paris-Bercy Arena||Wheelchair basketball||15,000||Existing|
|Champ de Mars Arena||Judo||12,000||Existing|
|Eiffel Tower Stadium||Football 5-a-side|
|Esplanade des Invalides||Archery|
|Stade Pierre de Coubertin||Goalball||Existing|
|Stade Roland Garros||Sitting volleyball||34,000||Existing|
|South Paris Arena 1||Boccia|
|Grand Palais Éphémère||Table tennis|
|Château de Versailles||Equestrian||80,000
(22,000 + 58,000)
|Paris La Défense Arena||Swimming||Existing|
|National Olympic Nautical Stadium of Île-de-France (Vaires-sur-Marne)||Paracanoe||22,000|
|Velodrome National and BMX Stadium||Cycling (Track)|
|Le Bourget||Media Village||–||Temporary|
|International Broadcast Centre|
|Main Press Centre|
The emblem for the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics (a stylized rendition of Marianne) was unveiled on 21 October 2019 at the Grand Rex. For the first time, a Paralympic Games will share the same emblem as their corresponding Olympics, with no difference or variation. Paris 2024 president Tony Estanguet stated that the decision was intended to reflect the two events sharing a single "ambition", explaining that "in terms of legacy we believe that in this country we need to strengthen the place of sport in the daily life of the people, and whatever the age, whatever the disability or not, you have a place and a role to play in the success of Paris 2024".
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