When to watch gymnastics during the 2024 Paris Olympics

One of the most popular sports at the 2024 Paris Olympics will be artistic gymnastics. This sport is made up of numerous individual competitions on different apparatus, as well as a team competition involving all apparatus. Men's events include the floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar, while the women’s events include the vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise.

Gymnastics has a long history on the Olympic program as the sport was introduced to its first Games in 1896, and has been included in every iteration since. Women began competing at the Olympic level at the 1928 Amsterdam Games. Japan dominated the sport in the 1960s and 70s, but in the decades that followed it was the U.S., Romania, Russia and China that took center stage. In Paris, expect Great Britain, Brazil and Japan to be medal contenders as well. 

The U.S. women won silver in the team event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Before Tokyo, the U.S. had taken home every team gold medal since the 2008 Games. American Suni Lee won the women’s all-around competition in Tokyo.

Gymnastics will take place at the 2024 Paris Olympics between July 27th - August 5th.

Events

Twelve teams will compete in Paris for both the men and women. There are a total of 14 medal events across the men’s and women’s disciplines.

Gymnastics Events at the 2024 Paris Olympics
Women's Men's
Team Team
Individual all-around Individual all-around
Floor exercise Floor exercise
Vault Vault
Balance beam Pommel horse
Uneven bars Still rings
  High bar
  Parallel bars

Venue

The gymnastics competition will take place at Bercy Arena, which is a large sports hall that was once the No. 1 concert venue in France that welcomed many international artists.

The arena was built in 1984 and was designed by architects Michel Andrault and Pierre Parat. Located in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, it is known for its distinct pyramid shape and sloped sides covered with grass. In 2014 and 2015, the arena underwent extensive renovation to modernize its technological infrastructure. Those developments made Bercy Arena capable of hosting a number of athletic events from equestrian, judo, handball, tennis, ice hockey, skiing and motocross events.

During the 2024 Paris Olympics, the arena will host two major sports - gymnastics and basketball - and three disciplines one after another within a short span of time.

Rendering of the Bercy Arena venue where gymnastics will take place at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Rendering of the Bercy Arena venue where gymnastics will take place at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Paris 2024
Gymnastics at the 2024 Paris Olympics
DateEventTime (ET)
July 27Men's Qualification (3 Sessions)5a-7:30a
9:30a-12n
2p-4:30p
July 28Women's Qualification (5 Sessions)

3:30a-5:10a

5:40a - 7:20a
8:50a-10:30a
12n-1:40p
3:10p-4:50p

July 29Men's Team Final11:30a-2:30p
July 30Women's Team Final12:15p-2:30p
July 31Men's All-Around Final11:30a-2:15p
August 1Women's All-Around Final12:15p-2:25p
August 3Women's Apparatus Finals (Vault)
Men's Apparatus Finals (Floor, Pommel Horse)
9:30a-12n
August 4Women's Apparatus Finals (Uneven Bars)
Men's Apparatus Finals (Rings, Vault)
9a-11:25a
August 5Women's Apparatus Finals (Balance Beam, Floor)
Men's Apparatus Finals (Parallel Bars, High Bar)
5:45a-9:15a