Following the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games will begin about 2weeks later.
Paris 2024 is unveiling the latest updates for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games which takes place on August 28 to September 8, 2024. The Paralympic Games will feature a densely packed 11-day program with 549 medal events of 22 exhilarating sports.
There will be no competitions on the day of the opening ceremony on August 28. Paris 2024 encourages all the athletes taking part to have once-in-a-lifetime experience make the most of the Paralympic Games opening ceremony.
On the following day, 11 days of sensational sport will begin during the event. Paris 2024 announced that 269 competition sessions are scheduled with 3.4 million tickets on sale, which is the most ever for a Paralympic Games. The games will end on September 8, the day of the Closing Ceremony.
On the very first day of the competition, August 29, the beginning of the games will be intense. 11 out of the 22 sports will be contested and we will see the first Paralympic champions crowned in para swimming, para taekwondo, and para cycling on the same day.
These events will be held throughout almost the entire length of the event. Track and field games will be held at Stade de France from August 30 to September 7, while para swimming events be held at Paris La Défense arena from August 29 to September 7.
The finale is the para athletics marathon on September 8. The marathon course will begin from La Courneuve and finish at Les Invalides.
Paris 2024 anticipates the first weekend will be full of wonderful sport games and events. On Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1 – the weekend will be packed with sport, with competition in 16 sports taking place in two days. The events in para rowing and para canoe will be concentrated during the two weekends.
In addition to the Closing Ceremony on the last day, the final day of competition will climax with medal events in four sports – para canoe, wheelchair basketball, para powerlifting and the para athletics marathon.
Overall, the sporting competition is spread out over 11 days, which is one day shorter than the Tokyo Games, therefore, the programs are densely packed with multiple disciplines.
During the Games, the 549 events – spread across 269 sessions – will take place in various landmarks in France including Les Invalides, the Champ de Mars, at the foot of the Eiffel tower, and the grounds of the Château de Versailles
These spectacular settings, in addition to the densest ever competition schedule, will make a unique experience for everybody involved in the Games.
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