The Olympic Games Paris 2024 are still more than 600 days away and a full two international fencing seasons. However, with the upcoming season contributing to the qualifications starting in April and having a rolling points effect on next season, let’s go ahead and list everything we know so far.
When: Saturday, July 27 – Saturday, August 4, 2024.
The fencing events will start the day after the opening ceremonies and last for 9 consecutive days. The first 3 days will feature the individual events (two events per day) and the remaining 6 days will feature a different team event.
|Day 1||Saturday, July 27th||Women’s Epee, Men’s Sabre|
|Day 2||Sunday, July 28th||Women’s Foil, Men’s Epee|
|Day 3||Monday, July 29th||Women’s Sabre, Men’s Foil|
|Day 4||Tuesday, July 30th||Women’s Team Epee|
|Day 5||Wednesday, July 31st||Men’s Team Sabre|
|Day 6||Thursday, August 1st||Women’s Team Foil|
|Day 7||Friday, August 2nd||Men’s Team Epee|
|Day 8||Saturday, August 3rd||Women’s Team Sabre|
|Day 9||Sunday, August 4th||Men’s Team Foil|
You can view the full schedule of events on the Paris 2024 website.
Where: The nave of the Grand Palais
The Grand Palais is an historic monument located in the heart of Paris. Constructed over a century ago with a major program of refurbishment ongoing since 2008, the iconic building stages 40 events each year and hosts 2 million annual visitors.
The Nave of the building, where the events will take place, is 13,500 square meters (more than 145,000 square feet) and has the largest glass roof in Europe, creating the effect of an aerial vault.
Only two sports will be contested at this venue – fencing and taekwondo.
Fencing at the Olympics
The Olympics Paris 2024 officially start July 26, 2024 with the opening ceremony. Fencing has been a part of the Olympics since the first modern games in Athens in 1896. Tokyo 2020 marked the first Olympics where all 12 events were medal eligible and that continues in Paris 2024. The competitions will feature 212 athletes, including 102 men and 102 women, plus an additional six host country spots and two Universality places.
To learn more about qualification, quotas and where to find tickets: click here.