Dive in to the Olympic Games Paris 2024

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Paris Olympic Games - La Seine Olympique

The countdown is on to the Olympic Games Paris 2024. In less than 100 days, thousands of athletes and even more spectators will descend on the French capital. And for the Aussies out there, many eyes will be on the action in the pool. Here’s how to see Olympic swimming events with out-of-this-world Official Hospitality and Travel packages.

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At the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, 21 of Australia’s 46 medals were won in the swimming pool. It makes sense – Aussies are practically born and raised in the water. And if we’re not in there splashing about ourselves, we’re cheering on the country’s top swimming athletes from the sidelines.

While the US has won more gold medals than Australia over the years, Aussie athletes have taken home 56 golds since swimming became a sport, putting it in second place on the ladder.

Despite the fact that there are now less than 100 days until the Olympic Games Paris 2024, there are still opportunities to ensure you catch all the green-and-gold swimming action at La Défense Arena, a truly exceptional aquatics facility with three levels.

Read on for some of the Olympic Games swimming highlights, as well as how you can be part of all the action via Official Hospitality and Travel packages.

Olympic Games Paris 2024 Opening Ceremony

Your first chance to glimpse athletes from around the world will be at the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, held on Friday 26 July. In a world first, the spectacular event will not be held in a stadium. Instead, it will unfold along the banks of a river, the Seine, and will give millions of visitors the chance to view the world’s top sportsmen and women as they parade in the shadow of some of Paris’ most iconic attractions.

Read about other Olympic Games highlights and firsts here.

Swimming history at the Olympic Games

Swimming has been part of the fabric of the Olympic Games for a long time. Initially, events were held amid nature. But since the 1908 London Games, they’ve taken place in a pool. Freestyle and breaststroke were the only swimming events at the 1896 Athens Olympic Games Athens, with backstroke added in 1904 then butterfly in1956 at Melbourne. Women’s swimming joined the Olympic program in 1912. Today, women now compete in as many events as men.

Swimming at the Olympic Games Paris 2024

Swimming events will take place from 27 July until 4 August in the city of Nanterre, about 15km from the Olympic Village. Events will unfold at the Paris La Défense Arena, which has to be seen to be believed. This jaw-dropping modern structure was designed by architect Christian dePortzamparc, and comes with many world firsts. It has the world’s largest interactive giant screen, with 1,400sqm of display area, equivalent to seven tennis courts. And there’s plenty of space for fans, with some 13km of stands.

How to be part of the Olympic Games action

The Olympic Games’ Official Hospitality and Travel packages go beyond just offering you a seat – they provide access to a world of luxury and service like never before. At swimming events, you can partake in hospitality packages that give you access to private boxes or shared lounges with prime views over the action. Exclusive access includes tickets to the event of your choice, alongside upscale service and hospitality including world-class gastronomy, entertainment, guest appearances, gifting and more.

Introducing Club 24 in Paris

The Olympic Games Paris 2024’s Official Hospitality and Travel packages don’t begin or end when you get to your event. You can also make the most of Club 24, a place to share the excitement before or after your Olympic Games session. The venue is set within the iconic Palais de Tokyo, set against a backdrop of the Eiffel Tower. Make the most of a Parisian-inspired food market, live entertainment, special guest appearances by athletes, interactive sporting activities and creative events for young sporting fans.

The on-site concierge team come with a wealth of information about Paris, able to help with everything from arranging transport and dinner reservations to extending your itinerary in the French capital. Because you know you’ll want to.

With the countdown to the Olympic Games in Paris picking up speed, now is the time to act! Enquire now to receive a consultative follow up from the On Location team to explain your options and help you create the trip of a lifetime. Do not miss the chance to see the Olympic Games in style by securing guaranteed tickets with Official Hospitality and Travel packages.

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