2024 Paris Olympics Opening Ceremony Watch Guide

2024 Paris Olympics Opening Ceremony Watch Guide

A global center of art, culture, history, fashion and cuisine, the city of Paris has long been renowned for its authentic beauty and atmosphere. And this summer, the astounding City of Lights will transform into a different kind of cultural hub for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games!

Spectators at home and in person will get the chance to watch the iconic city come to life during the highly anticipated Olympics Opening Ceremony on July 26, 2024. Keep reading to learn how to watch the Paris Opening Ceremony live from home in the United States.

When Is The Olympic Opening Ceremony?

This year’s historic Opening Ceremony will take place on the first evening of the Summer Olympics in Paris, July 26, 2024.

How Can I Watch the 2024 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony?

For those looking to experience the excitement live from home, you can tune into NBC at 1:30 p.m. ET on Friday, July 26th, where there will be a live feed broadcasting the fantastic ceremony to the world.

If you can’t turn on the TV on Friday afternoon, though, don’t worry! Not only can you record the live broadcast to watch it on your own time, but NBC will also be featuring a replay of the Opening Ceremony Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. ET.

To find your local NBC affiliate channel, check out this post.

What Is Different About This Olympic Ceremony?

Fans expect a grandiose opening ceremony when the Summer Olympics comes every four years. After all, it’s only the culmination of the most talented athletes around the world competing for their countries. But this year’s isn’t any old conventional opening ceremony.

Rather, Paris is pulling out all the stops for the first ever giant open-air ceremony in history. The official ceremony typically happens in one of the main stadiums at the Olympics. Those planning the Paris Games, however, wanted to not only showcase the talented athletes, but also the beautiful city they are competing in.

Where Is the 2024 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony Taking Place?

As mentioned above, this year’s 2024 Paris Olympic Games will start with an open-air parade that will travel along the streets (and the Seine) of Paris, passing iconic monuments and thousands of passionate fans from around the globe.

Parade boats will carry thousands of Olympic athletes down the Seine, from east to west over six kilometers. The boats will have cameras on them, giving audiences at home a chance to catch a glimpse at their favorite athlete on board. There will also be giant screens dispersed along the parade route so fans in person can get a close up look at the excitement, too.

Opening Ceremony Parade Route

According to the official Olympics website, the parade will follow the Seine east to west for over six kilometers. Departing from the Austerlitz bridge, athletes will make their way through to the center of the city, passing under a number of bridges to get there. They will continue on until coming to a stop at the ceremony’s finale location, the Trocadéro.

Paris Landmarks Along the Opening Ceremony Parade Route

For fans watching at home, there will be countless monuments and historical buildings to keep your eyes peeled for on the TV screen. Here are a few of the most recognizable spots:

  • Notre Dame
  • Hotel De Ville
  • The Louvre
  • Grand Palais
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Eiffel Tower (displaying the Olympic Rings)

Where will The Paralympics 2024 Opening Ceremony Take Place?

According to the official Olympics website, The Paralympic Games Paris 2024 Opening Ceremony will take place at The Champs-Elysées and the Place de la Concorde.

What Will USA Athletes Wear at The Olympic Opening Ceremony?

The Olympics are a one-of-a-kind sporting spectacle, but we would be remiss not to mention the fashion of it all. For the ninth time in Olympic history, Ralph Lauren has designed The Opening Ceremony uniforms for Team USA.

Check out the image below from NBC Insider to get a glimpse of the fits.

Olympics Outfits for Opening Ceremony

Watch the 2024 Paris Olympic Opening Ceremony on DIRECTV

The 2024 Paris Olympic Opening Ceremony is just a few weeks away, and you can watch it live Friday, July 26th on NBCUniversal with DIRECTV.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the 2024 Paris Olympics Opening Ceremony?

You can watch the 2024 Paris Opening Ceremony live at home on Friday, July 26, 2024. NBC will broadcast the ceremony live at 1:30 p.m. ET, followed by a replay at 7:30 p.m. ET on Primetime NBC.

Where is The Paris Opening Ceremony being held?

For the first time in history, the Olympics Opening Ceremony is taking place on the streets of Paris, with a parade of athletes floating down the Seine for thousands to see.

Where can I find live Olympic coverage on TV?

NBCU is the official Olympics broadcaster, meaning you can catch The Games live on NBC, Peacock, USA Network, E! Network, Golf Channel, CBNC, Telemundo & Universo.

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