XVII Paralympic Games
2024 Summer Paralympics logo.svg
Host cityParis, France
MottoGames wide open
(French: Ouvrons grand les jeux)
NationsTBA
AthletesTBA
Events549 in 22 sports
Opening28 August [1]
Closing8 September [1]
Opened by
Cauldron
TBA
StadiumStade de France
Summer
Winter
2024 Summer Olympics

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 and the second time that the country will host the event, 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.

Bids

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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5]

The Games

Sports

The programme for the 2024 Summer Paralympics was announced in January 2019, with no changes at the 22 sports that composed the 2020 Summer Paralympics.[6]

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.[6]

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.[7]

In this way, the final number of events to be played in Paris 2024 will be 549 finals in 22 sports, 10 more events that was held on 4 years before.:[8][9]

On July 8, 2022, the final version of the schedule was revealed. It has been confirmed that this edition will indeed be one day shorter than the previous edition for logistical reasons and will also have a total of 235 events for women,271 for man and 43 mixed.In this same announcement, the IPC turned public that at least 1,859 spots are available for women, more than 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 more 359 places are available for mixed events or without gender.[10][11]

2024 Summer Paralympic Sports Programme

Qualifying National Olympic Committees

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

Participating National Olympic Committees
  •  China (2)
  •  France (host) (3)
  •  Great Britain (1)
  •  Hungary (1)
  •  India (2)
  •  Israel (1)
  •  Morocco (1)
  •  Poland (2)
  •  Switzerland (1)
  •  Serbia (1)
  •  Slovakia (1)
  •  Thailand (1)
  •  Turkey (2)
  •  Uzbekistan (1)

Venues

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.[12]

Grand Paris zone

Venue Events Capacity Status
Stade de France Closing Ceremonies 78,338 Existing
Athletics (Track and Field)
Cycling (Road)
La Chapelle Arena Badminton 6,293
Powerlifting
La Courneuve Shooting Range Shooting Para Sport

Paris Centre zone

Venue Events Capacity Status
Paris-Bercy Arena Wheelchair basketball 15,000 Existing
Champ de Mars Arena Judo 12,000 Existing
Wheelchair rugby
Eiffel Tower Stadium Football 5-a-side
Esplanade des Invalides Archery
Grand Palais Taekwondo 8,000 Existing
Wheelchair fencing
Stade Pierre de Coubertin Goalball Existing
Pont d'Iéna Triathlon 13,000 Temporary
Stade Roland Garros Sitting volleyball 34,000 Existing
Wheelchair tennis
South Paris Arena 1 Boccia
Grand Palais Éphémère Table tennis

Versailles zone

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

Outlying venues

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

Non-competitive venues

Venue Events Capacity Status
L'Île-Saint-Denis Paralympic Village 17,000 Additional
Le Bourget Media Village Temporary
International Broadcast Centre
Main Press Centre

Marketing

Emblem

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".[13]

Broadcasting

In conjunction with the Olympic Games,the french national public broadcaster France Télévisions acquired domestic and ultramarine rights to the 2024 Summer Paralympics, airing primarily on their main channels France 2 and France 3.[14]

On 28 August 2020, Channel 4 announced that it has extended its agreement with the International Paralympic Committee until Paris 2024.[15]

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Paralympics 2012: London to host 'first truly global Games'". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  3. ^ "IOC Executive Board approve joint awarding plans for 2024 and 2028 Olympics". Inside the Games. 9 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Paris set to host 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles to be awarded 2028 Games by IOC". ABC News. 31 July 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  5. ^ Butler, Nick (7 February 2018). "Paris 2024 to start week earlier than planned after IOC approve date change". insidethegames.biz. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Paris 2024: IPC announces sports programme". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "Paris 2024 Paralympic Medal Events Programme and Athletes Quotas announced".
  9. ^ "PARIS 2024 MEDAL EVENTS PROGRAMME – REVISED – 549 EVENTS" (PDF). Paralympic.org. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  10. ^ "Paris 2024 reveals session-by-session competition schedule". Paralympic.org. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  11. ^ "Paris 2024 Paralympic Competition Schedule by session" (PDF). Paralympic.org. Retrieved 8 July 2022.
  12. ^ "Paris 2024". Architecture of the Games. Retrieved 19 December 2020.
  13. ^ "Paris 2024 unveil new shared Olympic and Paralympic Games emblem". insidethegames.biz. 21 October 2019. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  14. ^ "France Télévisions is official broadcaster for Paris 2024". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 28 January 2022.
  15. ^ "Channel 4 extends Paralympics commitment with Paris 2024 deal". SportBusiness. 28 August 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
Preceded byTokyo 2020 Summer ParalympicsParis XVII Paralympic Summer Games (2024) Succeeded byLos Angeles 2028