In Which Stadium Will the Paris Olympics 2024 Be Held?

Published 09/21/2021, 10:15 AM EDT


Last month, the Tokyo Olympics ended on a high note despite facing a year’s delay due to COVID-19. However, the spotlight has already shifted to the Paris Olympics 2024 even though it’s over 1,000 days away.

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The French capital continues its progress towards developing various sporting venues into those which will host the quadrennial event. However, one of its most iconic sporting venues will be converted into the centrepiece of the Games: the Olympic Stadium.

Which venue will be the Olympic Stadium in the Paris Olympics 2024?

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This honor will go to the Stade de France. Located in the Saint-Denis area of Paris, the stadium was created in 1998 to host the FIFA World Cup. Since then, it’s been the host of various sporting events, and serves as the national stadium of the country.

With a capacity of 77,083, the Stade de France remains the largest stadium in all of France. In addition, it’s also the seventh-largest stadium in Europe. The architects of the stadium are Michel Macary, Aymeric Zublena, Michel Regambal and Claude Constantini.

Along with hosting crucial games of the French national football team, it also hosts the French national rugby team. Prior to the Olympics, it will also host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

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Yesterday, organisers of the Paris Olympics posted photos of the Miramas Indoor Stadium, located in the Miramas area of southern France. This indoor facility will serve as a preparation center for athletes from across the world at the Games.

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Along with a 330m outer track, the facility also features a throwing area, run-up areas for jumps and central 60m lanes. In addition, this facility can house a maximum of 7,500 spectators, making it the third largest indoor stadium in Europe.

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Although the facility was inaugurated only three years ago, it’s hosted 27 major domestic athletic meets. With the Paris Olympics in three years’ time, this facility will garner massive international exposure, which could make it a top attraction for athletes in the future.

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management graduate, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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