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Paris 2024 Olympics: How can I get tickets?

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The Local - [email protected] • 15 Mar, 2023 Updated Wed 15 Mar 2023 08:58 CEST
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The first tickets have gone on sale for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Registration is now open for phase 2 of sales for tickets for the 2024 Paris Olympics - here's how to maximise your chances of getting tickets.


Registration for phase 2 of ticket sales opened on Wednesday, March 15th. Here's how to register and how the process works.

First phase

Phase 1 of sales saw people sign up to enter a draw to buy packs of three tickets. In total 3 million tickets were available in this phase, which has now closed.

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Phase 2

The next phase is another draw, this time to buy tickets to single events.

If you entered the draw for the first phase, you might have also ticket the box to be entered for phase 2 - if this is the case, you will receive an email telling you that you are already subscribed, in which case you need do nothing until May.


If you did not sign up, you now have one month - between March 15th and April 20th - to sign up for phase two. As with phase 1, this enters you into the lottery for tickets. You sign up online here.

Sales begin on May 11th and the process will be the same as phase 1 - if you are selected you will receive an email giving you a time slot on the ticketing site. You go online during your time slot and try to find tickets to the event you want.

This phase will have a total of 1.5 million tickets on offer, ranging from €24 all the way up to €980 for the finals of athletics, basketball and swimming. 

As with the first phase, those who get an early slot are more likely to be able to find affordable tickets to the events they want.

This sale covers all events including the 100m final, the basketball final and the opening ceremony - which were not available in phase one.

And if I still haven't won?

If you are unlucky in both lotteries, there is still hope.

Later in 2023 – no exact date is available yet, but probably autumn – the remaining 3 million Olympic tickets will go on sale via the online ticketing site.

This time there is no draw, the tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis on the online site - the same as for standard sporting events, so being quick off the mark will help.

In total, there are 10 million tickets available, sold over the course of the three sales periods.


The tickets in the sales outlined above are only for Olympic events.

However, we also have the Paralympics from August 28th to September 8th - mostly the same sports as the Olympics but frequently even better because of the amazing challenges overcome by the athletes who compete.

Tickets for the Paralympics will also go on sale in autumn 2023 - and these will be on a first-come, first-served basis, no lotteries. The exact date is still TBC. 

In total there are 3.4 million tickets for Paralympic events, including 500,000 at €15.


And if I still can't get any tickets?

A final sales phase for the last Olympic tickets still available will be accessible "a priori at the end of 2023". There is as yet no further detail on this. 

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".

Can you get tickets anywhere else?

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. 

The French government will buy 400,000 Olympic tickets, to “distribute to young people and schoolchildren, especially those under 16, to volunteers who contribute to the Games and to sport in France, to people with disabilities, to their caregivers, and to state and local government officials who help with the Games.”

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The Games organisers will also set up a ‘social ticketing’ site – exact date TBC – with up to 1 million tickets reserved for special groups, including young people from poor areas and volunteers who work for sports programmes throughout the year.

And, as ever, there will be corporate hospitality, so if you have no luck on the ticketing site then your best bet might be to make friends with someone who scored tickets through their work and buy one of the corporate hospitality packs.

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. 

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

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The Local 2023/03/15 08:58

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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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