Tokyo 2020 was postponed by a year because of the Covid pandemic but now, three years later with the crowds back to fill the stands, what can we expect from Paris 2024?

Although the opening ceremony to signal the official start of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will be held on Friday, 26 July, the sporting action begins on July 24, with pool matches in football, rugby sevens, handball and archery and will run until 11 August. Most of the sporting events are in and around the heart of Paris, and the opening ceremony is set to be a spectacle, taking place along the Seine, the first time in Olympic history that the event will be held outside the main stadium.

The Stade de France will host the athletics and the closing ceremony. The Parc des Princes, home to Paris St-Germain, will be hosting football matches, and Roland Garros will stage tennis and boxing, while surfing will take place in Tahiti, an island in French Polynesia nearly 10,000 miles away from Paris.

Some 95% of the venues already exist or are temporary, with the aquatics centre being the only new venue specifically built for the Games, with the only sport making its debut in Paris being breaking, having first being introduced at the 2018 Youth Olympics and due to the combination of athleticism and urban dance, it secures a spot on the programme. The competition will take place as solo battles and the breakers will improvise to the DJ's tracks, and will include moves such as windmills, the 6-step and freezes.

The modern pentathlon will be changing format with show jumping being replaced with obstacle course racing. Karate and baseball have been dropped from the Olympics since Tokyo 2020.

There will be 329 medal events across 32 sports in Paris.