Paris 2024 Collegiate Resources
Following Team USA's collegiate athletes on their road to Paris
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Following Team USA's collegiate athletes on the road to Paris!
Marking the 100-year anniversary of the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, the 2024 Olympic Games will return to the vibrant French city next summer. The Games of the XXXIII Olympiad begin July 26 and run through Aug. 11. During the 17-day window, 10,500 of the world’s best athletes will compete across 32 sports. Team USA is once again anticipated to have strong performances across a bevy of teams in Paris. The U.S. women’s water polo team will be chasing history as it seeks to become the first team – male or female – to ever win four consecutive Olympic gold medals in the sport. The women’s indoor volleyball team will seek to defend its title after claiming our country’s first Olympic gold in Tokyo. The collegiate development pipeline will once again be on full display in Paris; many U.S. teams are anticipated to have 100% collegiate participation, and the majority of athletes on the Team USA roster will have competed collegiately during their journeys to Paris.
Shortly following the Olympic Games, the city will welcome Paralympians from around the globe to participate in the Paralympic Games Paris 2024; it will be the first time the Paralympic Games are hosted in France. During the 12-day Games window, which kicks off Aug. 28 and runs through Sept. 8, roughly 4,400 athletes will compete in 22 sports across the city. In total, nearly 550 medal events will be contested as part of the Games across 17 different competition sites. Team USA’s collegiate contingent will once again have a strong presence in several sports, including wheelchair basketball, Para track and field, Para rowing and Para swimming. The collegiate athletics systems in our country provide opportunities for athletes to develop personally and athletically through intercollegiate athletics and adaptive sport programming. The University of Illinois’ wheelchair track and field program will once again shine on the international stage, as will the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's wheelchair basketball program. Additionally, the 2024 U.S. Paralympic Team is anticipated to have athlete representation across all three NCAA divisions.