Your ultimate go-to guide for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games

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Occurring every four years, the Olympic Games are the pinnacle event in the sporting calendar.

The world’s best athletes from nations across the globe compete in the hopes of securing the ultimate achievement – a gold medal.

With less than two months to go until the 2024 Olympics, people are starting to get excited and are itching for the games to start.

In Australia, the Olympics always capture the nation as well as excite, inspire and bring people together all over the country.

As we gear up to the start of the 2024 Olympics, we’re rounding up everything you need to know about the games, including where to watch them.

The 2024 Olympics are less than two months away. (Image: Getty)

Where are the 2024 Olympics being held?

The 2024 Olympic Games are taking place in Paris, France, with multiple venues across the city, and country, being utilised.

Iconic spaces being used for the games include Château de Versailles, Eiffel Tower Stadium and the Grand Palais, among many others. 

Additionally, the surfing action will be held in Teahupo’o in Tahiti, which is in French Polynesia and is a semi-autonomous territory of France.

When are the 2024 Olympics dates?

The Paris 2024 games are being held from 26 July to 11 August this year.

These dates fall within summer in Europe, so the athletes will be competing in warm climates.

The city is being transformed to accommodate the games. (Image: Getty)

Where to watch the 2024 Olympics in Australia

It’s been announced that fans will be able to watch the Olympic action unfold on the Nine Network. The games will be broadcast on over 40 free-to-air channels including Channel 9 and 9Now.

Additionally, Stan Sport will also be showcasing every single event from Paris 2024 ad-free, live and on-demand in 4K Ultra HD.

Numerous experts, including former athletes, will be commentating the events for Nine and Stan, with Ian Thorpe, Steve Hooker, Cadel Evans, Ash Barty and more confirmed to be providing their specialist analysis on their respective sports.

Who is representing Australia in the 2024 Olympics?

Australia is gearing up to send more than 400 athletes to Paris for the 2024 Olympic Games.

Key teams who have qualified for the Olympics include the men’s and women’s basketball teams, the Matildas football team, both the men’s and women’s rugby sevens teams, and the men’s and women’s water polo teams.

In terms of individuals, the sport with the most athletes going to Paris so far is swimming, with 44 swimmers being named in the Olympic team.

The Matildas are one of many teams to qualify for the 2024 Olympics. (Image: Getty)

What time is the Olympic opening ceremony?

The Paris time zone is almost opposite for the majority of Australia.

The Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) zone is eight hours ahead, while the Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) zone is seven and a half hours ahead, and the Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) zone is ten hours ahead.

The Paris 2024 Olympic Games opening ceremony is set to take place at 8.24pm local time on Friday 26 July, which means it’ll be an early start for us in Australia.

The opening ceremony will occur at 2.24am in Western Australia (AWST), 3.54am in South Australia and the Northern Territory (ACST), and 4.24am in Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, and Tasmania (AEST). 

The 2024 opening ceremony will be the largest-ever in Olympics history, and will also be the first opening ceremony held outside a stadium. Athletes will travel down the iconic Seine River on boats, and the riverbanks will be flooded with spectators cheering their teams on.

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