France will be hosting its first-ever summer Paralympic Games in 2024.
Paris 2024 Paralympic Games schedule
The programme will include 22 Para sports and the events will take place from 28 August to 8 September 2024.
This schedule is subject to changes until the conclusion of Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.
Key aspects of the schedule include:
- 22 Para sports on show (23 disciplines), totalling 549 competitions, distributed across 269 sessions.
- 11 days of exhilarating competition (one day less than the Tokyo Games), which means a more densely packed programme, filled with experiences across multiple disciplines.
- No competitions the day of the Opening Ceremony, 28 August, so that all the Para athletes can take part in this once-in-a-lifetime event.
- A strong start, with 11 Para sports on the agenda for the first day of competition, Thursday 29 August 2024.
- A balanced programme throughout the duration of the Paralympics, with one of the team sports (Wheelchair rugby) concluding on day 5 of the Paralympic Games, on Monday 2 September.
- A global programme which is closer than ever to gender parity.
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Overview of the Paris 2024 Paralympics schedule
|Sport||Day 0||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5||Day 6||Day 7||Day 8||Day 9||Day 10||Day 11|
|Wed 28 Aug||Thu 29||Fri 30||Sat 31||Sun 1 Sep||Mon 2||Tues 3||Wed 4||Thu 5||Fri 6||Sat 7||Sun 8|
|Para table tennis|
|Para athletics - marathon|
|Para cycling - road|
|Para cycling - track|
|Shooting Para sport|
* OC = Opening ceremony. CC = Closing ceremony.
Detailed schedule of individual Paralympics events
The provisional Paris 2024 Paralympic events schedule (PDF) for all events has been published (1 Feb 2023).
Who will be on the New Zealand Paralympic Team?
Para athletes on the Paralympic Team will be named at a selection event for their sport. Selection events will take place through the first half of 2024.
The Paris 2024 Paralympic Game venues
The 549 events – spread across 269 sessions – will be held in awe-inspiring settings: Les Invalides for Para archery; the Champ de Mars, at the foot of the Eiffel tower, for blind football, Para judo and Wheelchair rugby; and the grounds of the Château de Versailles for Para equestrian. These spectacular surroundings, in addition to a packed competition schedule, will make for a unique experience for everybody involved in the Paralympics.
When possible, the Paralympic events will be held at the same venues as the Olympic events.
The Opening Ceremony will take place along the Champs de Mars and in the Place de la Concorde.
Where can I buy tickets for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games?
Paralympic Games tickets will come out next year. Find out more about how ticketing works at Paris 2024:
The legacy of the Paris 2024 Paralympic and Olympic Games
Paris 2024’s vision is to organise a spectacular Games to take sport to places it’s never been before as part of celebrations in city centres by building new bridges with culture and education.
It will also be a sustainable and environmentally friendly Games to inspire future generations and leave a valuable legacy for people individually and society as a whole.
Find out more on Paris2024.org.
Which Para sports will be contested at Paris 2024?
22 Para sports will be included at Paris 2024. Find out more about each Para sport.
Can I compete in the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games?
The ultimate goal for Para athletes is to represent their country at a Paralympic Games. A Para athlete is an athlete that has a disability or impairment that makes them eligible to compete in Para sport. The Pathway section of this site will guide you through what it takes for you to become a Paralympian.
Para athlete and NSO documents
Find documents and information about competing in Paris 2024, including guidance on Qualification, Nomination and Selection.