How to still buy tickets for the Paris 2024 Olympics

 (AFP via Getty Images)
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The Olympic Games returns to Paris this summer for a two-and-a-half-week spectacle of sport, with an opening ceremony on Friday 26 July, and coming to an end on Sunday 11 August.

The 2024 Games is only three years on from the pandemic-delayed affair in Tokyo, but will have none of the restrictions that limited the abilities of athletes’ families, spectators and others to see the action.

Breakdancing will be added to the rota, although baseball and Karate have been dropped from the last games. But BMX, climbing, surfing and skateboarding have all retained their spots in the schedule.

There are 32 sports, with some separated into further categories to a total of 48. All together there will be 329 events.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to get tickets for Paris 2024.

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets are on sale from the official website ( A maximum of 30 tickets can be purchased in one go.

They are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis, and some of the most popular events have sold out and some of those remaining only have the more expensive tickets left.

What can I buy tickets for?

  • Athletics

  • Archery

  • Badminton

  • Basketball

  • Beach Volleyball

  • Boxing

  • Canoe-Kayak Slalom

  • Canoe Sprint

  • Football

  • Golf

  • Handball

  • Hockey

  • Rowing

  • Rugby Sevens

  • Shooting

  • Swimming

  • Volleyball

  • Water Polo

  • Weightlifting

How much does it cost?

The tickets for some of the sessions and sports start at 24 euros, but medal sessions are more, upwards of 100 euros up to 990 euros for an athletics medal session including the women’s heptathlon, men’s and women’s 4x100m relay final and the women’s 400m final.

Where are the venues?

Although Paris the host city, and will have 12 of the venues, some of the sports will take place across the country.

The equestrian and modern pentathlon events will be held in the grounds of the Palace of Versailles. The national velodrome in Montigny-le-Bretonneux will hold track cycling and BMX, and the mountain bike track is also in the wider Paris region.

The football tournament will be held at six stadiums in other regions of France, Bordeaux, Nantes, Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Nice and Marseille.

The final phases of handball will be played in Lille, as will Basketball, while sailing will be in the Mediterranean at Marseille.

The Games will also stretch to overseas territories, and Teahupo’o in Tahiti is set to host the surfing competition.