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When and where to watch the Paris 2024 Olympics in Australia

When and where to watch the Paris 2024 Olympics in Australia

We are only a few weeks out from the official start of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, but are you prepared with the knowledge of when and where to tune in to watch your favourite Australian athletes compete?

As the world turns its gaze toward the French capital, Australia's anticipation reaches a fever pitch. Here’s your guide to when and where to catch every electrifying moment. From the early morning wake-ups to late-night viewing parties, we've got your ultimate schedule to join the global celebration from Down Under.


When are the Paris 2024 Olympics?

The Paris Olympic Games will begin on Friday 26 July 2024, and will close on Sunday 11 August 2024.


Where can I watch it in Australia?

Channel Nine has the broadcasting rights to all Paris Olympic content in Australia. But if you're not keen on the time zone differences, you can also catch up on the latest replays and highlights on-demand via 9Now.

If you have an account with the streaming platform Stan, they will also be broadcasting all of the Olympic content both live and on-demand, including the opening ceremony, on Stan Sport.


When and where is the Opening Ceremony?

The Opening Ceremony will occur on Saturday 27 July 2024 at 3:30am AEST (which is 7:30pm 26 July Paris time).

For the first time in Olympic Summer Games history, the Opening Ceremony will break free from the confines of a stadium. Athletes will glide past on a stunning flotilla of boats, parading down the legendary Seine River.


When can I watch the swimming event?

Dive into the first week of the Games with the swimming event making waves from 27 July to 4 August. If you're looking for a specific Heat or race – you can see the full schedule of swimming events online.


When can I watch The Matildas at the Olympics?

The Matildas will be playing at the following times:

  • Women's Group B round at Marseille Stadium against Germany – kick off at 3am AEST Friday 26 July.
  • Women's Group B round at Nice Stadium against Zambia – kick off at 3am AEST Monday 29 July.
  • Women's Group B round at Marseille Stadium against USA – kick off at 3am Thursday 1 August.

Of course, if the team graduates from the group stages, there could be some finals to catch too.


Where can I find the full schedule of events?

You can find the full schedule of events on the Paris Olympics 2024 website. Just remember to accommodate for the difference in time zones when preparing your watch party!


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