Where can you watch the 2024 Olympics?
The 2024 Paris Olympics will be broadcast for free in a number of countries. In the UK, it’s the BBC and BBC iPlayer streaming platform. In Australia, the sports festival is broadcast live on Channel Nine and 9Now. Viewers in America can catch all the Olympic action live on NBC and Peacock.
On holiday or traveling outside your own country? Just use a VPN to watch your favorite live stream of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games from anywhere in the world.
Preview Olympic Games 2024
Preparations for the Olympic Games in Paris are in full swing. Next summer’s Olympiad, which will take place from Friday 26 July to 11 August 2024, will make Paris the second city (after London) to host the event three times. The previous two times were in 1900 and 1924 – exactly 100 years before Paris 2024.
But enough about the past. Paris 2024 will have plenty of new innovations. Like the Olympic Seine, which brings the traditional opening ceremony outside the stadium to the city itself, transforming the iconic river into the backdrop for a parade like no other. More than 160 boats and show ships will traverse the 6 km route from Pont D’Austerlitz, past world-famous monuments and bridges to the finish in Port D’Iena, with numerous artistic performances along the way. At the finish they are greeted by a grand finale in the Trocadero.
There will also be some additional sports in Paris 2024. The four are: breakdancing (aka breaking, which debuted at the 2018 Youth Olympics), sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing. Karate, baseball and softball have been dropped this time.
And there’s footie. Lots of footwork. The men’s and women’s Olympic football tournaments will span the duration of the games, effectively making it a mini-World Cup. Competitions take place in seven cities across France.
Enough to look forward to. But where do you watch all that? Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to find a free live stream of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games…
Australia: 2024 Olympic Games live stream
Watch a live stream of the 2024 Olympic Games anywhere
Most live streams of the 2024 Olympic Games are location sensitive. So you can’t access your usual coverage when you travel away from home. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a small but powerful app that allows you to select your preferred location and quickly unblock a live stream of the Olympics.
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UK: live stream 2024 Olympic Games
Like the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the rights to the 2024 Paris Olympics will be shared between the BBC and Warner Bros. Discovery. That means you can watch a lot of the action – both live and roundups – for free on BBC channels and iPlayer, but to catch every moment live you’ll have to pay Warner Bros Discovery for the privilege.
Warner Bros. Discovery owns Discovery+ and Eurosport, which will soon be renamed TNT Sports through a merger with BT Sport. It has not yet been announced which Warner Bros Discovery properties will host the 2024 Olympics, or if it will be split among many.
USA: Watch a live stream of the 2024 Olympic Games
In the US, NBC will broadcast the Olympics on cable, while the action will be available to stream on Peacock.
Canada: Watch a live stream of the 2024 Olympic Games
New Zealand: Livestream Olympic Games Paris 2024
Can I watch the Olympics for free?
You can watch the 2024 Olympics for free on iPlayer in the UK, on 9Now in Australia, on CBC in Canada and on TVZ+ in New Zealand. For coverage in the US you need NBC and/or the Peacock streaming service.
When is the opening ceremony?
The opening ceremony of the 2024 Olympic Games will take place on Friday, July 26, 2024. With the ceremony taking place outside the stadium for the first time and more than 600,000 spectators expected to line the banks of the Seine, it promises to be an opening ceremony like no other.
How can I buy tickets?
The single sale phase of the 2024 Olympics is now over, but you can sign up at the website to see the next steps in assigning tickets. Good chance!
What new sports will there be in the 2024 Olympics?
In addition to the 28 ‘core’ events, four additional sports will participate in the 2024 Olympics. The additional sports are breakdancing (also known as breaking), sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing.
Can I watch the 2024 Olympic Games in China?
As CMG –China Media Group – has been officially invited to be one of the main broadcasters for the Paris Olympic Games, responsible for producing international public signals for four major events (gymnastics, table tennis, badminton and sport climbing), it very likely that the CCTV will broadcast live coverage.
Can I watch the Paris Olympics in 8K?
It hasn’t been officially confirmed, but a handful of broadcasters are expected to show parts of the 2024 Paris Olympics in 8K resolution.
CMG – China Media Group – one of the main broadcasters for the 2024 Paris Olympics, responsible for producing international public signals for gymnastics, table tennis, badminton and sport climbing, has said it will launch “5G + 4K / 8K + AI” will use technology to deliver high quality coverage.
Of course, 8K Olympic coverage is nothing new. Japan’s NHK broadcast about 200 hours of 8K video during the Tokyo Summer Games. More recently, US NBC streamed portions of the 2022 Winter Olympics in 8K VR.