Paris became the second city in three Olympiads to host the Summer Olympics in 2024. Paris is the only French city to have hosted the Olympics. The French National Olympic and Sports Committee is in charge of French participation in Olympic events, both as a participant and as a host. Its headquarters is in Paris.
The Olympic Games are an international sports festival which take place every four years. In modern-day Paris, the games will be held from 24 July to 9 August 2024. A total of 3 721 events in 26 sports were scheduled to be competed in by athletes from 204 countries. France is expected to win several medals in these games.
France has been one of the most successful nations at the Olympics, with particular success in athletics and tennis. It won its first gold medal at the 1900 Olympics in Paris when Pierre De Coubertin announced the winners of the men's single race: Emil Zátopek of Czechoslovakia. This was the first Olympic gold for any European country. Since then, France has gone on to win about 100 more medals, most recently in 2016 when Simone Biles became the first female athlete to win multiple gold medals in one event by winning three more titles in the women's floor exercise, breaking her own record from 2014.
France will hold its third Summer Olympic Games in Paris in 2024, making it only the second city in history to have held three Summer Olympics. In 2028, Los Angeles will become only the third city in history to host the Games three times. Summer Olympic Games have been held twice in Australia, France, Germany, and Greece.
NASA Earth Observatory/NOAA NGDC (c) None of the 22 Winter Olympics conducted since 1924 have been held in the Southern Hemisphere.
France hosted the Olympic Games twice, in 1900 and 1924, both times in its capital city of Paris.
The Olympics were first held in the United Kingdom in 1908. London is not likely to host any events anytime soon after hosting the Summer Olympics in 2012. Summer Games have been held twice in France, Germany, Greece, and Australia. Japan is slated to host the Summer Olympic Games in 2020. The inaugural Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France in 1924.
The Olympic and Paralympic Games will be staged in Paris in 2024. The Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris in 2024 will be the largest event ever staged in France. They will be held in July, August, and September of 2024. Paris has been selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the host city for the summer Olympics of 2024 after Rome was dropped as a candidate due to financial concerns.
In 1824, Paris hosted the first modern Olympic games in what is now known as Olympiade de la Jeunesse (Olympead). One hundred years later, Paris again hosted the Olympic games when they were revived by Baron Pierre de Coubertin who called them "Le Sport des Gens du Monde" (The Sport of All Nations). Today, these games are commonly referred to as the Olympic Games. The Summer Olympics are an annual international sports event organized by the IOC, which takes place every four years. The only other nation that has hosted the Olympics three times or more is Switzerland with five appearances. Germany and Italy each have four appearances.
For many countries, hosting the Olympics is a big deal because it gives their cities a global reputation and helps attract tourists. Other benefits include new training facilities for athletes, increased security, and free advertising for businesses that may not normally get much attention from potential customers.
Only London has hosted the Summer Games three times: in 1908, 1948, and 2012. The summer Olympics will be held for the third time in Paris in 2024, and for the third time in Los Angeles in 2028. Amsterdam will be the first European city to host the Winter Olympic games twice, when they are held in 2014.
Europe has been one of the most active regions in international sports competition, with many major events being held there. In addition to the countries listed above, other nations that have hosted Olympic competitions include Armenia, Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Lithuania, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela.
The first Olympic games were held in Athens in 1896, and Europe has dominated them since then. Out of the last 132 Olympiads, only 12 have not been held in Europe - six in North America and six in Asia. The only continent that has never had a monopoly on the biggest sporting event in the world is Africa.
In 2008, Beijing became the first Chinese city to host the Olympic games, and Europe again topped the list of host cities with 26 events.