|Host city||Paris, France|
|Events||549 in 22 sports|
|Opening||28 August |
|Closing||8 September |
|Stadium||Stade de France (Closing ceremonies) |
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The 2024 Summer Paralympics (French: Jeux paralympiques d'été de 2024), also known as the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, 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.
Main article: Bids for the 2024 and 2028 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 will fall within the school holiday period.
The programme for the 2024 Summer Paralympics was announced in January 2019, with no changes to the 22 sports from the 2020 Summer Paralympics. A draft of the event schedule was released on 8 July 2022, with 549 events in 22 sports. A record 235 medal events will be women's events, an increase of eight over 2020; factoring these events and mixed-gender events, the number of female participants in the Paralympics is projected to be at least double of that of Sydney 2000.
The IPC considered bids for golf, karate, para dance sport, and powerchair football to be added to the Paralympic programme as new sports. Bids for were also made for CP football (football 7-a-side) and sailing—the two sports that had been dropped for 2020—to be reinstated. 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|
The International Paralympic Committee has approved the final schedule and dates for upcoming Summer Paralympics games were released on 2 February 2023.
|OC||Opening ceremony||●||Event competitions||1||Gold medal events||CC||Closing ceremony|
|Para table tennis||●||●||●||●||●||●||●||●||●||●|
|Shooting para sport||●||●||●||●||●||●||●|
*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 18 August 2023
|44||United Arab Emirates||5|
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.
|Stade de France||Closing Ceremony||78,338||Existing|
|Athletics (Track and Field)|
|International Media Center (IMC)|
|La Chapelle Arena||Badminton||6,293|
|Paris-Bercy Arena||Wheelchair Basketball||15,000||Existing|
|Champ de Mars Arena||Judo||12,000||Existing|
|Eiffel Tower Arena||Blind Football|
|Esplanade des Invalides||Archery|
|Stade Pierre de Coubertin||Goalball||4,200||Existing|
|Stade Roland Garros||Sitting volleyball (indoor arena)||34,000||Existing|
|Wheelchair Tennis (outdoor)|
|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|
|Vélodrome National||Cycling (Track)||5.000|
|National Shooting Centre (Châteauroux)||Shooting||3,000||Existing|
|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".
The mascots of Paris 2024, The Phryges, were unveiled on 14 November 2022. They are a pair of anthrophomorphic Phrygian caps, which have been regarded as a historical symbol of liberty and freedom in France. The Phryge representing the Paralympics wears a running blade, on one of its legs, marking the first time that a Paralympic mascot has been depicted with a visible disability.
For the first time, Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) will provide live coverage of all 22 sports at the Paralympics, an increase from 19 in Tokyo.
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. On 28 August 2020, Channel 4 renewed its rights to the Paralympics in the United Kingdom through 2024.