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Everything you need to know about watching the Paris 2024 Olympics on Stan.

As Australia bunkers down for the winter we've got a pretty exciting reason to stay inside when the temperature drops. 

Come July we'll be planting ourselves front and centre on the couch to watch the Paris 2024 Olympics take place. 

After a few years of topsy-turvy Olympics t,hanks to COVID-19 shifting the Tokyo 2020 event into 2021, the world is naturally very excited to have the largest sporting event on the calendar back at full tilt this year.

There's plenty get fired up about for the Paris 2024 Olympics including the Matildas scoring a berth in the competition to continue their glorious form following the World Cup heroics that took place last year. Jess Fox will be returning for a shot at gold again in the canoe slalom, Rachel Gunn will be making her debut in the first ever breaking (break dancing) event and Tina Rahimi will become the first female Muslim boxer to represent Australia at the Olympics.

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So yes, it's safe to say we're chomping at the bit for the opening ceremony to get underway and given this year's Olympics is taking place in Paris we give you full permission to eat a croissant a day throughout the official competition. It's the right thing to do.

Pop on your winter woolies and get ready to become a couch expert at all things running, jumping, archery, badminton, canoe slalom and equestrian. 

You'll be able to watch the Paris 2024 Olympics, all 329 events, live and ad-free on Stan. Here's everything you need to know.

When do the Paris 2024 Olympics kick off?

As we enter June Olympics fever already well and truly has us in its grips with everyone eagerly anticipating the first event taking place. The Paris 2024 Olympics will officially begin on Wednesday July 24 with the men's soccer and rugby sevens marking the first events in France.

However, even though competition will be underway the opening ceremony won't take place until Friday July 26 with athletes expected to 'march' on barges floating down the Seine river in a spectacular water-based parade. 

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How can I watch the Paris 2024 Olympics?

The Paris 2024 Olympics will run across 16 days of competition which equates to 329 events and it will be aired for your viewing pleasure on Stan Sport and Nine.

Will there be special coverage of the Paris 2024 Olympics?

There will be some bloody beaut coverage coming to Stan Sport. 

Across the two weeks of events you'll be able to watching everything on demand and ad-free in 4K Ultra HD over on Stan Sport. Basically this means you'll be able to practically see the sweat beads rolling down athletes' faces.

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Across up to 40 channels all at once you'll be able to see all of the action live and catch replays in case you just can't keep your peepers open for those European time-zones.

As well as live sporting coverage Stan Sport will also be airing two daily programmes Olympics Daily and Paris Preview which will give you exclusive coverage from all of the action on ground in France.

Who will be hosting Stan Sport's Paris 2024 Olympics?

Stan Sport's daily programmes Olympics Daily and Paris Preview will be a veritable who's who of legendary athletes who have graces our screens (and courts/fields/pools) over the years. Hosted by seasoned sporting journalist Tara Rushton and class sports commentator Adam Peacock they'll lead a team of former athletes to bring you top-notch coverage.

We were quietly devastated when Ash Barty hung up her tennis racquet so we're thrilled to see her jumping into the hosting seat for the Paris 2024 Olympics, with the Australian Open champ lending her expertise throughout the competition.

Olympians Grant Hackett and Stephanie Rice will also be on hand to include opinion and analysis, no doubt offering some interesting insights when it comes to Australia's chances in the swimming, which is always a huge medal contender for us.

Stephanie Rice. Image: Stan.

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Olympic heroes Nova Peris and John Steffensen will also be joining the racks in the hosting hot seat with both on hand to provide some experienced commentary when it comes to our track and field events.

Nova Peris. Image: Stan.

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These big ticket host will also join a stellar line up of experts and commentators who will be able to decode exactly what is going down in the big events.

Happy viewing folks, we'll see you at the finish line!

Feature Image: Stan.

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