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Competition schedule set for the Olympic Games Paris 2024, with wrestling held August 5-11

by IOC, Paris 2024 and USA Wrestling

International Olympic Committee announcement

The competition schedule for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 has been released on Friday 1 April following the approval of the IOC executive board.

The action will begin two days before the Opening Ceremony, with rugby, handball and football all kicking off on 24 July.

There will be 19 days of competition with the final events taking place on 11 August. In total, there will be 329 events and 762 sessions across 32 sports.

Wrestling Schedule Dates

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Wrestling will be hosted at the Champs de Mars Arena in Paris, a venue which it will share with Judo. The wrestling competition will be held at the end of the Olympic Games, after Judo is completed. Wrestling will be contested over seven days, starting with Monday, August 5 and running through Sunday, August 11.

There will be two sessions each day, except for the final day on August 11.

On the first day, August 5, session times are 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. local time. For the next five days, session times are 11:00 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. local day. On the final day, August 11, the only session starts at 11:00 a.m. local time.

The specific breakdown of the wrestling schedule (by style and weight category) has not yet been released.

PARIS 2024 announcement

The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Executive Board today approved the competition schedule for each session of the Olympic Games Paris 2024. The schedule reflects Paris 2024’s ambition to stage a spectacular and popular Games.

32 sports will be on the programme, which will give rise to 19 days of competition from Wednesday 24 July to Sunday 11 August, 329 events, for a total of 762 sessions*.

This calendar is the result of a long process of collective work involving, alongside Paris 2024, the international sports movement (International Federations, International Olympic Committee), the host broadcaster of the Games OBS (Olympic Broadcasting Services) and public stakeholders (including the Interministerial Delegation to the Olympic and Paralympic Games and Ile-de-France Mobilités) to offer the best possible experience to athletes and spectators.

All athletes will be able to participate in at least one ceremony

The schedule is particularly well-balanced over the entire period of the Games, with the promise of highlights for each day of competition. As pledged by Paris 2024, the competition schedule will allow all athletes to experience at least one of the two ceremonies, if they wish to do so. No competitions will be scheduled on the afternoon of Friday 26 July - the day of the Opening Ceremony. Athletes competing in Lille for handball (no matches scheduled on D+1** in the morning) or in Marseille for sailing (competitions start on D+2, Sunday 28 July) will therefore benefit from and adapted schedule which allows them to experience the Opening Ceremony in person in Paris on the Seine. The same applies to football players, who will not compete on 26 July, with matches on 27 July not starting before 3pm. Surfing events, which will take place on the mythical Teahupo'o wave in Tahiti, will start on Saturday 27 July, giving athletes who wish to attend the Closing Ceremony time to travel to Paris.

Competitions will start on 24 July 2024, two days before the Opening Ceremony

On the field of play, the Olympic Games Paris 2024 will begin before the Opening Ceremony. From Wednesday 24 July (D-2), three team sports will open sporting competition: handball at the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Lille, rugby at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis and football in the seven cities hosting the men's and women's tournaments (Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice and Saint-Etienne). This will be an opportunity for a large number of spectators to kickstart the Games early, with enthusiasm and fervour.

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