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Paris Gears Up for an Unforgettable Olympic Games

The 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, set to take place from July 26 to August 11, are generating significant buzz as the city prepares to host this grand event for the third time. The opening ceremony, featuring hosts Kelly Clarkson, Peyton Manning, Mike Tirico, Savannah Guthrie, and Hoda Kotb, will kick off the festivities with a spectacular display broadcast live on NBC and various streaming platforms​ (NBC Olympics)​.



New Sports and Event Highlights

This year’s Olympics will see the debut of breaking (breakdancing), adding a fresh and dynamic sport to the lineup. Additionally, returning sports like skateboarding, surfing, and sport climbing, which made their first appearances in Tokyo, are back with expanded formats and events​ (NBC Olympics)​.

Key Competitions and Schedules

A total of 329 events across 39 sports will be contested. Team sports like handball, rugby, and soccer will begin their preliminary rounds even before the opening ceremony on July 24 and 25. Major events to watch include swimming finals from July 27 to August 4, and track and field events starting from August 2​ (NBC Olympics)​​ (Paris 2024 Olympics)​.

Team USA and Athletes to Watch

Team USA will be represented by over 500 athletes, competing in various disciplines from swimming to gymnastics. Key qualifiers include beach volleyball, surfing, and boxing athletes who have already secured their spots. Olympic Trials for swimming, diving, gymnastics, and track and field took place in June, finalizing the roster​ (NBC Olympics)​.

Global Coverage and Viewing Options

NBC will provide comprehensive coverage of the Olympics, including live broadcasts of events, detailed schedules, and highlights available on NBC, Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, and other NBC apps. Spanish-language coverage will be available on Telemundo​ (NBC Olympics)​​ (NBC Olympics)​.

With the Olympics just around the corner, the excitement is palpable as Paris gets ready to host athletes and fans from around the world for what promises to be a memorable celebration of sport and unity. Stay tuned for more updates and live coverage as the games approach.

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