2024 Summer Paralympics

The 2024 Summer Paralympics (French: Jeux paralympiques d'été de 2024), commonly known as the Games of the XVII Paralympiad, and commonly known as Paris 2024, is 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 and the second time that France will host the Paralympic Games, as Tignes and Albertville joint hosted the 1992 Winter Paralympics. The final decision was made by the IOC on 13 September 2017, at their annual session in Lima, Peru.

XVII Paralympic Games
2024 Summer Paralympics logo.svg
Host cityParis, France
Events549 in 22 sports
Opening28 August [1]
Closing8 September [1]
StadiumStade de France (Closing ceremonies)[2]
Place de la Concorde (Opening ceremonies)
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.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

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 will fall within the school holiday period.[6]


The programme for the 2024 Summer Paralympics was announced in January 2019, with no changes to the 22 sports from the 2020 Summer Paralympics.[7]

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 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.[7]

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.[8]

In this way, the final number of events to be played in Paris 2024 will be 549 finals in 22 sports, or 10 more events than in 2020.[9][10]

On July 8, 2022, the final version of the schedule was revealed: it was confirmed that the 2024 edition will be one day shorter than the 2020 edition for logistical reasons (many of the Tokyo 2020 events were held outside of Tokyo Metropolitan Region or in arenas very far from the Paralympic Village) There will be a total of 271 events for men, 235 events for women, and 43 mixed or open events, with at least 1,859 athletes being women, nearly double what was available in Sydney 2000 (when 990 women participated in the Games), and also pointed out that this number may still increase, since 359 places are available for mixed events.[11][12]

2024 Summer Paralympic Sports Programme


The International Paralympic Committee has approved the final schedule and dates for upcoming Summer Paralympics games were released on 2 February 2023.[13]

All times and dates use Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)
OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Gold medal events CC Closing ceremony
August-September 2024 August September Events
  Ceremonies OC CC
  Blind football 1
  Goalball 2
  Para archery
  Para athletics
  Para badminton
  Para canoe
Para cycling   Road
  Para equestrian
  Para judo
  Para powerlifting
  Para rowing 5
  Para swimming
  Para table tennis
  Para taekwondo
  Para triathlon
  Shooting para sport
  Sitting volleyball 1 1
  Wheelchair basketball 1 1
  Wheelchair fencing
  Wheelchair rugby 1
  Wheelchair tennis


*The following is a list of National Paralympic Committees who have at least one athlete who has qualified for the 2024 Paralympics.

Participating National Paralympic Committees

Number of athletes by National Paralympic Committee

As of 8 June 2023


All the Paralympic events will be held in and around Paris, including the suburbs of Saint-Denis and Versailles, & Vaires-sur-Marne which is just outside the city environs.[14]

Grand Paris zoneEdit

Venue Events Capacity Status
Stade de France Closing Ceremonies 78,338 Existing
Athletics (Track and Field)
Cycling (Road)
International Media Center (IMC)
La Chapelle Arena Badminton 6,293

Paris Centre zoneEdit

Venue Events Capacity Status
Paris-Bercy Arena Wheelchair basketball 15,000 Existing
Champ de Mars Arena Judo 12,000 Existing
Wheelchair rugby
Eiffel Tower Arena Blind Football
Esplanade des Invalides Archery
Grand Palais Taekwondo 8,000 Existing
Wheelchair fencing
Stade Pierre de Coubertin Goalball 4,200 Existing
Pont d'Iéna Triathlon 13,000 Temporary
Stade Roland Garros Sitting volleyball (indoor arena) 34,000 Existing
Wheelchair tennis (outdoor)
South Paris Arena 1 Boccia
Grand Palais Éphémère Table tennis

Versailles zoneEdit

Venue Events Capacity Status
Château de Versailles Equestrian 80,000
(22,000 + 58,000)

Outlying venuesEdit

Venue Events Capacity Status
Paris La Défense Arena Swimming Existing
National Olympic Nautical Stadium of Île-de-France (Vaires-sur-Marne) Paracanoe 22,000
Vélodrome National Cycling (Track) 5.000
National Shooting Centre (Châteauroux) Shooting 3,000 Existing

Non-competitive venuesEdit

Venue Events Capacity Status
L'Île-Saint-Denis Paralympic Village 17,000 Additional
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".[15]


The Olympic Phryge (left), the official mascot of the 2024 Summer Olympics, and the Paralympic Phryge (right), the official mascot of the 2024 Summer Paralympics

The Phryges, the hat-like mascots, was unveiled on 14 November 2022[16]


In conjunction with the Olympic Games, the French national public television broadcaster France Télévisions acquired domestic and ultramarine rights to the 2024 Summer Paralympics, airing primarily on their main channels France 2 and France 3.[17]

On 28 August 2020, Channel 4 announced that it has extended its agreement with the International Paralympic Committee until Paris 2024.[18]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Paris 2024 Paralympic Games". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 31 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Stade de France".
  3. ^ "Paralympics 2012: London to host 'first truly global Games'". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  4. ^ "IOC Executive Board approve joint awarding plans for 2024 and 2028 Olympics". Inside the Games. 9 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Paris set to host 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles to be awarded 2028 Games by IOC". ABC News. 31 July 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  6. ^ Butler, Nick (7 February 2018). "Paris 2024 to start week earlier than planned after IOC approve date change". insidethegames.biz. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Paris 2024: IPC announces sports programme". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
  8. ^ "Wheelchair basketball conditionally reinstated on to Paris 2024 programme". Insidethegames.biz. 22 September 2021. Archived from the original on 26 September 2021. Retrieved 22 September 2021.
  9. ^ "Paris 2024 Paralympic Medal Events Programme and Athletes Quotas announced".
  10. ^ "PARIS 2024 MEDAL EVENTS PROGRAMME – REVISED – 549 EVENTS" (PDF). Paralympic.org. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  11. ^ "Paris 2024 reveals session-by-session competition schedule". Paralympic.org. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  12. ^ "Paris 2024 Paralympic Competition Schedule by session" (PDF). Paralympic.org. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  13. ^ "Paris 2024 Schedule released". Paralympic.org. Retrieved 27 April 2023.
  14. ^ "Paris 2024". Architecture of the Games. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  15. ^ "Paris 2024 unveil new shared Olympic and Paralympic Games emblem". insidethegames.biz. 21 October 2019. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  16. ^ "Avec ses produits dérivés, Paris 2024 veut faire sauter la banque". 29 October 2021.
  17. ^ "France Télévisions is official broadcaster for Paris 2024". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 28 January 2022.
  18. ^ "Channel 4 extends Paralympics commitment with Paris 2024 deal". SportBusiness. 28 August 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2020.

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Preceded by Summer Paralympics

XVII Paralympic Summer Games (2024)
Succeeded by