The Paris 2024 Paralympic Games will open in the French capital on 28 August 2024, marking the first time that France hosts a summer edition of the widescale sports event.
As part of the preparations leading up to the historic Games, people are invited to join the celebration of the first-ever Paralympic Day, to be held in Paris on 8 October 2022.
On this day, the Paralympic athletes will take over Paris, as they will two years down the road. The event will be an opportunity for people to meet athletes, discover Para sports, and enjoy a wide range of cultural and sporting events.
Paralympic Day in Paris
Paralympic Day will take place in the heart of the French capital, giving a flavour of the Paralympic Games, allowing people to experience what the Games might be like and to increase their excitement for them.
Free and open to the public, the programme, led by French and international athletes, will include a day of athletic competition and an introduction to Paralympic sports.
A key aim for the event is to encourage people to choose a sport that suits them and to join a club, in line with the initiatives taken by Paris 2024 and its stakeholders to develop sport for people with impairments.
Games wide open
The Paralympic Games are already one of the biggest sporting events in the world, attracting millions of spectators and hundreds of millions of television viewers worldwide.
Paris 2024 has made a strong commitment to help the Games reach a new dimension in terms of engagement and global appeal. The Paris 2024 slogan, Games Wide Open, reflects this approach.
Shared by the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the slogan was revealed on 26 July.
Paris 2024 will offer exceptional exposure to Paralympic athletes and sports at prestigious competition venues: Grand Palais (wheelchair fencing and Para taekwondo), Invalides (Para archery), Château de Versailles (Para equestrian), Eiffel Tower Stadium (blind football).
The Games are set to receive unprecedented media coverage, and there will be 3.4 million tickets, half of which cost less than 25 euros, going on sale.
Together with its stakeholders and the French Paralympic and Sports Committee (CPSF), Paris 2024 is also committed to amplifying the transformative drive of the Paralympic Games to make society more inclusive.