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How to get Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics tickets

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How to get Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics tickets
The pre-Games Paralympic Day event at Place de la Republique, in Paris, on October 8, 2023. Photo by Geoffroy Van der Hasselt / AFP

There are still opportunities to get tickets to the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games - with organisers announcing a series of 'flash sales' for the final Games tickets.

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The next tranche of Olympics tickets will be on sale on Monday, March 4th, the same date as the unveiling of the official poster for the Games.

The tickets will go on sale at 10am (Paris-time). They can be bought from anywhere in the world on the official Olympics website (paris2024.org).You will need an account to purchase tickets.

The tickets to be available will focus on Athletics (including track and field), with the events slated to take place at the Stade de France stadium, just north of the city, from August 2nd to 10th.

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The tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Paralympics

Tickets for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games (August 28th to September 8th) are available now on the official website.

Tickets are available for all sports from €15, whether for Para athletics at the Stade de France, Wheelchair Tennis at Roland-Garros, Cécifoot at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, or Para swimming at Paris La Défense Arena. Tickets for several officially ‘sold out’ sessions will also be put back on sale, such as the Wheelchair Fencing events at the Grand Palais.

The ticketing website - found here - is the same one as for the Olympics. If you have not used it before you will need to create an account, but if you tried for Olympic tickets you can log in using the same account. The site is available in French and English.

The ticketing website is the only official source of tickets - none are being sold via resale sites or national federations, so be extremely wary of tickets offered via any other source. 

Olympics

High demand coupled with a complicated lottery process left many disappointed when it came to buying Olympics tickets, but there are still some opportunities. 

Olympics officials have also promised to hold 'surprise sales' each month leading up to the Games. They will be announced just a few days in advance. Each will offer tickets subject to availability and on a first-come, first-served basis - ie no more lotteries.

Events outside the capital

Tickets for events outside the capital – including the men's and women's soccer (football) tournaments, in Nantes, Lyon, Saint-Étienne, Bordeaux, Nice and Marseille – are available daily on the official Paris 2024 ticketing website, from €24.

Basketball and handball tournaments to see the American Dream Team, Victor Wembanyama and the European (men's) and World (women's) champion handball players are also available in Lille from €50, and handball from €45.

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Paris region events

Over eight million tickets have been snapped up, but several thousand are still available.

Organisers say that tickets will continue to be added to the sales site until the start of the Games, as venues finalise their capacity and tickets are distributed to sports clubs and associations. 

READ MORE: Hotels, tickets and scams: What to know about visiting Paris for the 2024 Olympics

Opening ceremony

Tickets for the spectacular opening ceremony, which will be held along the River Seine, sold out in a matter of moments when the ticketing website first opened.

However, Paris authorities have said there will be an extra 200,000 tickets - standing room only - available nearer the time. These will be free, although they must be reserved in advance on the official ticketing site - the exact date when they will become available is still to be confirmed. 

Resale site

In order to deter ticket touts, the Olympics will also set up an official resale website, so that people who bought tickets but are unable to attend can sell their tickets back to the organisers for the price they paid (minus an admin fee). These tickets will then be resold via the admin site, for the original price.

There's no confirmed start date for this but it will be much closer to the event - at the moment it's slated for the "second quarter of 2024".

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Any other options?

For the first time ever, ticketing is 100 percent digitalised and centralised on the same website, so it’s open to everyone around the world on exactly the same terms.

There has been a lot of work done on measures to stop ticket touting, probably these won’t all be successful but extreme caution is advised when buying from resale sites as these are not officially authorised. 

Prices - of the 10 million tickets available for the Olympics, 1 million are at €24 and 4 million are at €50, with the remaining 5 million selling at higher prices - from €60 right up to €960 for the finals of the big events and a whopping €2,700 for the most expensive tickets for the opening ceremony.

The 2024 Olympic Games run from 26th July to 11th August 2024, followed by the Paralympic Games from 28th August to 8th September.

READ ALSO Paris Paralympic Games organisers unveil events schedule

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local_456688 2023/02/16 18:24
What is the email we should be checking for, is it Club Olympique 2024 or a different sender?

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