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Everything you need to know about the Paris Olympics

2024-04-18T19:05:00+00:00
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  • The Paris Olympics are right around the corner.
  • Here’s everything you need to know.
  • What about Team USA?

The 2024 Paris Olympics are set to be a historic event, marking 100 years since the Games were last held in the French capital.

Scheduled from July 26 to August 11, the Paris Olympics will showcase global talents including a strong contingent from Ohio, featuring stars in gymnastics, swimming and track and field.

This event promises to be a significant spectacle, not just for the sports but also for the unique cultural experiences it will offer.

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Key athletes to watch at the Paris Olympics

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Among the athletes to watch at the Paris Olympics are Ohio natives who have made significant marks in their respective sports.

Abby Steiner, a standout track star, is back in action and aiming for gold after a heel injury.

Simone Biles, a household name in gymnastics, is expected to dazzle audiences once again, following a triumphant return to competition at the World Championships.

Additionally, swimmer Hunter Armstrong, known for his impressive performance at the World Championships in Qatar, is anticipated to be a major contender in the swimming events.

Ohio’s influence in team sports

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Ohio’s presence will be strongly felt in team sports at the Paris Olympics as well, with athletes representing the state in basketball and soccer.

The USA basketball teams are favorites to win, and the final rosters are eagerly anticipated, especially for the women’s team, according to USA Today.

In soccer, the women’s team could feature Rose Lavelle from Cincinnati, while the men’s team may include three players from Columbus Crew.

These athletes not only highlight the talent coming out of Ohio but also add a local flavor to Team USA’s quest for gold in Paris.

Navigating the 2024 Paris Games

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Attending the Olympics in Paris requires some planning, especially in terms of navigation and tickets.

According to Time Out, the Paris Metro, with its extensive network, will be the best way to get around the city during the Games, despite a price increase during the event period.

For those still needing tickets, keep an eye on the official Paris 2024 ticketing website, as additional tickets are released periodically.

Whether you’re navigating the city, securing last-minute tickets, or planning your viewing schedule, being prepared will enhance your Olympic experience.

How to watch from home

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For those watching from home, NBC4 will provide extensive coverage of the Olympics, offering more live coverage than any prior Olympics.

Daily broadcasts will include nine hours of daytime coverage and three hours of prime-time highlights, ensuring fans don’t miss any critical moments.

Additionally, online streaming through Peacock and other NBC Universal channels will offer comprehensive access to the Games.

Whether you’re tuning in from Ohio or elsewhere, the broadcast and streaming options will bring the excitement of the Paris Olympics right to your living room.

What’s new in 2024

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The Paris Olympics will also be memorable for introducing new sports and venues, with breaking (breakdancing) making its Olympic debut.

Historic sites like the Eiffel Tower will serve as stunning backdrops for various competitions, providing a unique blend of sports and culture.

This blend of the old and new, the traditional and the innovative, encapsulates the spirit of the Paris Olympics, promising a Games like no other.

This unique integration of Parisian landmarks with the vibrancy of Olympic sports is designed to enchant spectators and athletes alike, enhancing the allure of the Games as a global spectacle.

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