The latest news from the world of sport are all about the Olympic Games 2024.

It is the event not to be missed in summer 2024 in Paris. This is an absolute first in the history of the Summer Olympics and Paralympics. The opening ceremonies will not take place in a stadium, as tradition dictates, but in the heart of Paris! For the Olympic Games, the opening ceremony will take place on the iconic Paris river: the Seine. On 26 July 2024, national delegations will cross the river aboard floating platforms, along a six-kilometre route from the Austerlitz bridge to the Trocadéro, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. The record figure of 600,000 spectators was announced.

Equally impressive will be the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games. On August 28, 2024, 4,400 athletes will file along the iconic Avenue des Champs-Élysées to arrive at the Place de la Concorde. Two events not to be missed, for sports lovers, but also for the beauty of the moment.

From breaking to sport climbing, surfing and skateboarding, we’ll be dancing, climbing and sliding at the Paris 2024 Games next summer. These four new sports will be added to the must-have disciplines of the Olympic Games. It’s a daring programme that should appeal to young people and adults alike. With less than a year to go until the Opening Ceremony, let’s take a look at these new disciplines, which hope to use these Olympic Games to encourage people to take up and develop these sports.

Let’s go through the new sports being added for the Paris Olympics in 2024.



After its introduction at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, Breaking will have its first appearance at the Paris Games. How about dancing in Paris this summer? Barely five years after being recognised as a top-level sport in France, “breaking” is preparing to make its triumphant entry into the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. And not just anywhere. The 32 qualified athletes – 16 B-girls and 16 B-boys – will compete on the iconic Place de la Concorde on 9 and 10 August. Popularised in the United States in the 1990s, this new discipline, halfway between art, dance and music, is inspired by hip-hop. Breakers have a single mission: to impress the jury by performing acrobatic moves to the beat of a DJ.


The show will be on next summer’s Place de la Concorde with the skateboarding events, one of the new Olympic sports. Who will follow in the footsteps of Momiji Nishiya, the first Olympic skateboarding champion, who was crowned at the last Games at the age of 13? The answer will be revealed on 27 and 28 July 2024 for the Street event and on 6 and 7 August for the Park event on the Place de la Concorde, which will be transformed into a temple of urban sports for the Paris Games. Speed, technique, mastery of the board and amplitude will be required to successfully perform the most beautiful tricks. A symbol of freedom and rebellion, often identified with the underground movement of the 1980s, skateboarding is very popular with young people in search of adrenaline… Born on the other side of the Atlantic in the 1950s, this new sport has found its place in France with more than 3,000 licensed skaters.


For the 2024 Olympics, the surfing events will take place in Tahiti on the famous Teahupoo spot, a unique Olympic site that preserves the island’s environment. The surfing events will take place in Tahiti on the famous Teahupoo spot, a unique Olympic site that preserves the island’s environment. 24 surfers are preparing to challenge the Teahupo’o Rollers in 2024. This paradise of crystal clear waters and tropical vegetation is famous for its wave, one of the most impressive in the world, reaching heights of 2, 3 and even 7 metres. But it’s the swell that breaks over the shallow reefs of Tahiti, French Polynesia that athletes fear the most. A succession of figures, speed, power, flow (rhythm), the show promises to be magnificent!

Included in the Olympic programme from 2020, surfing has more than 35 million fans worldwide, including 80,000 licence holders in France, most of them young. And there’s every chance that this number will increase after the Paris Games.

Sport climbing

Climbing a 15-metre wall in just a few seconds is the challenge awaiting the athletes who qualify for the sport climbing events at the Paris Games. Faster, higher, stronger: the Olympic motto could not be better applied to sport climbing, one of the new sports on the programme for the 2020 Games. Close to the Stade de France and the Aquatic Centre, the epicentre of the Paris Games, the Parc sportif et scolaire du Bourget, renovated for the occasion, will host the speed and bouldering/difficulty combined events. The challenges awaiting the world’s most talented climbers from 5 to 10 August 2024 will include scaling a 15 metre wall in less than 6 seconds or in 6 minutes without knowing the route, or climbing a 4.5 metre wall without a rope.

Spectacular to watch, this new popular and universal sport has attracted 25 million people, mainly young people, in almost 150 countries. France is no exception, with more than 100,000 members. And the craze is not new: one of the first climbing competitions took place in Vaulx-en-Velin, near Lyon, in 1986.