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First ticket draw for the 2024 Paris Olympics has closed, but you have a second chance in March

Jan. 31, 2023
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Editor's Note

This story has been updated. The registration period for the first ticket lottery has ended. 

Though it's almost February, some of us already have our sights on next year — specifically, on the 2024 Summer Olympics, which will take place from July 26 to Aug. 11 in Paris.

Believe it or not, the ticket process for the Olympic Games is already in full swing, and Tuesday was the last day to register for the ticket lottery.

To distribute tickets for the Games fairly, the host committee will randomly select hopefuls for two ticket draws.

“The people selected in the draw will be given access to a purchase window that will be open for a certain number of hours,” said the Paris 2024 committee. “They can buy tickets during that window, subject to availability.”

If you failed to register for the first ticket lottery, don't fret, as there is a second opportunity to get tickets starting March 15, when single tickets will go on sale. Be sure to register for email updates for this draw if you are not already signed up.

How the ticket draw works

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To enter your name into the ring (pun intended), you must register your email address and sign up on the Paris 2024 website. As of January 31, new users are only eligible to sign up for the second draw for multi-pack tickets.

After registering your email address, continue creating your account before verifying your account via email. Make sure to use an email address that is valid through 2024.

You’ll also be asked if you want to join Club Paris 2024 to receive promotional information about the Games. From there, select what draw you want to participate in, either for pack sales or single tickets. Again, registration for the single tickets draw has closed as of January.

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Pack sales vs. individual ticket sales

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If you signed up by the first deadline and are selected to participate in the draw, you can choose between ticket packs and individual tickets for specific events. Otherwise, ticket hopefuls can sign up for individual ticket sales, which opens on March 15.

If you choose to create a Make Your Games pack, you can select tickets for up to three sessions based on the sporting events and venues you’d like to attend.

Note that some events, including the opening and closing ceremonies, will not be available in the first phase of ticket sales.

Ticket packs will go on sale for one month, from Feb. 15 to March 15. If you are chosen to participate in the draw, you will receive an email with a designated time slot and a link to access ticket sales. You will then have 48 hours from the start of your specific time slot to create and purchase packs.

You must purchase the same number of tickets for each session, for a total of 20 tickets per account, for up to three sessions.

Overall, you can buy up to 30 tickets across all Olympic Games ticket sales phases, based on availability at the time of purchase. Otherwise, you can purchase single tickets starting in May via a second draw.

Other things to know

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In total, 10 million tickets will be available for sale for 32 sports and 48 disciplines across more than 750 sessions at 37 competition venues. Paris 2024 is the only official ticketing site for the Olympics.

Ticket prices vary by sport and type of session, ranging from 24 euros (about $26) to 280 euros ($304). However, expect higher prices for special events, like medal ceremonies, which start at 690 euros ($748).

All sports, competition venues and seat categories will be available during this sale phase (except for surfing, for which there will be no ticket sales).

Should you secure tickets via the draw, you can access your tickets via a dedicated app. Tickets will be released closer to the start of the games.

If you end up buying tickets, you may be able to use a credit card that rewards sporting events purchases. For example, the Capital One Savor Cash Rewards Credit Card earns 4% cash back on entertainment purchases.

The information for the Capital One Savor Cash Rewards Credit Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Four years ago, Olympic tickets were coded as entertainment/tickets/sports tickets depending on the credit card, but be sure to contact your credit card company to confirm.

Otherwise, consider using a card for everyday spending, such as the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, for 5 points per dollar on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards or 2 points per dollar on all other travel purchases. See our guide to the best credit cards for everyday spending.

Bottom line

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Whether you hope to create a ticket pack or buy individual tickets, research what type of sessions you’d like to attend now. This way, you will be ready to purchase should your name be selected for the draw.

For more information on the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, including ticketing, bookmark the following websites for the most up-to-date, official guidance:

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