World’s best athletes to compete in 22 Para sports and 549 events across 11 days of thrilling competition!
With less than 600 days to go before France hosts its first Paralympic Games, Paris 2024 has unveiled its exciting and dynamic competition schedule which will see elite athletes enthrall the world over 11 days of breathtaking action between 28 August to 8 September 2024.
The event schedule, developed in close collaboration with the International Federations, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS), gives a clear picture of what fans around the world can look forward to at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. The full schedule is attached to this press release with the sport by sport programme. This provisional schedule is subject to change up to the end of the Games.
The world’s best Para athletes are assembling in Paris ready to make more history. They include:
- 'The Blade Jumper’ Markus Rehm – the German, who has won the last three Paralympic titles in long jump and holds the world record of 8.62m, which is longer than the winning men’s long jump at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics of 8.41m.
- The Brazil blind football team, who since the sport was introduced to the Paralympics in 2004 have won 27 matches in a row to become Paralympic champions five times. Can reigning European champions France bring that amazing run to an end?
- Dutch phenomenon Diede de Groot, who after becoming the first women’s wheelchair tennis player to achieve the Golden Slam in 2021 (singles gold medallist at the Paralympic Games and singles winner of the four Grand Slams), in 2022 became the first tennis player ever – not just wheelchair tennis player – to win back-to-back calendar Grand Slams.
Thrilling competition from day one!
The competitions will start the day after the Opening Ceremony, Thursday 29 August 2024, with spectators able to enjoy Wheelchair Rugby, Para Taekwondo, Para Archery, Boccia, Para Table Tennis, Goalball, Wheelchair Basketball, Para Badminton, Para Swimming, Sitting Volleyball and Para Cycling. The first medals will be awarded on this first day in Para Taekwondo (three medals), Para Swimming (16 medals) and Para Cycling (four medals). In total, 23 medals will be awarded on the first day!
Unique evening entertainment
Book your evenings to attend the Boccia, Blind Football and Goalball finals. All the Para Swimming finals will also be held in the evening (between 5.30 pm and 9.30 pm) at the Paris Arena La Défense, and many Para Athletics finals will take place between 7 pm and 10 pm at the Stade de France.
Come and experience the unique emotion of the Paralympic Games in prestigious locations across Paris. On 1 and 2 September, Para Triathlon athletes will race across the magnificent Pont Alexandre III with its stunning scenery providing un unforgetable backdrop for sporting competition. Not far from there, under the beautiful glass roof of the Grand Palais, Para Taekwondo competitions will begin on 29 August. On the other side of the Seine, just next to the dome of the Invalides, in the heart of Paris, Para Equestrian competitions will take place from 3 September and Blind Football competition in front of the Eiffel Tower.
Women in the spotlight at the end of the competition calendar!
The Paris Paralympic Games competition will feature a record number of medal events for women and the calendar has two fabulous weekends of competition that will delight families and lucky ticket holders. On Sunday 8 September, the very last day of competition, women will be in the spotlight with the majority of events being women's events. No less than 14 medals will be awarded on the final day in Wheelchair Basketball (one medal), Para Weightlifting (four medals), Para Athletics (four medals in Para Marathon), and Para Canoe (five medals). A fabulous Sunday of competitions to finish these Games in style.
Paris 2024 Paralympic Games ticketing to be launched in the autumn of 2023
The incredible and record-breaking elite Para athletes are ready to share even more excitement and emotion with the public in Paris. From the autumn of 2023, tickets will go on sale with Paris 2024 offering accessible pricing to enable as many people as possible to discover this exceptional event. Ticket prices, for all Para sports, will start from as little as 15 euros. In recognition of Visa's long-standing partnership with the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Visa is the Official Way to Pay.
As a reminder, the Paralympic Games are:
- From 28 August to 8 September 2024;
- 11 days of competition with a compact programme full of highlights!
- 22 Para sports on the programme (23 disciplines) for a total of 549 events, spread over 267 sessions.
To find out all about the Paralympic Games, click here!