The 2024 Summer Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques d’été de 2024), formally the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad (French: Jeux de la XXXIIIe Olympiade), and often known as Paris 2024, is a planned international multi-sport event set to take place in Paris, France, from July 26 to August 11, 2024.
In 2015, the bidding process for these Games began. Five cities applied, but Hamburg, Rome, and Budapest withdrew, leaving only Paris and Los Angeles in the running.
On July 11, 2017, an Extraordinary IOC Session in Lausanne approved a proposal to elect the Olympic host cities for 2024 and 2028 at the same time. On July 31, 2017, the IOC reached an agreement with Paris to host the 2024 Olympic Games, followed by Los Angeles four years later.
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On September 13, 2017, the 131st IOC Session in Lima, Peru, made the formal announcement of this decision.
What is The Men Soccer Olympic?
The Olympic Football Tournament, also known as football at the Summer Olympics, has been a men’s competition sport at every Summer Olympic Games save 1896 (the inaugural Games) and 1932. (in an attempt to promote the new FIFA World Cup tournament).
FIFA has imposed several restrictions on elite players’ participation in the men’s event in order to avoid competing with the World Cup.
There are three exceptions to the requirement that men’s tournament squads be made up of players under the age of 23.
It comprises of a round-robin group stage followed by a knockout round for both men and women. Teams are divided into 4 groups of 4 and play each other once. A win earns 3 points, a draw 1 point, and a defeat 0 points. The top two teams from each group (and third in the women’s competition) proceed to the knockout stages. The knockout rounds consist of quarterfinals, semifinals, and gold and bronze medal matches.
Each match has two 45-minute halves. If a match is tied after 90 minutes, two 15-minute halves of extra time are played (extra time is skipped in favour of immediate penalty kicks in the bronze medal match if it is played on the same day in the same stadium as the gold medal match). As long as the score is still tied, the winner is decided by penalty kicks (5 rounds + extra rounds).
Like the World Cup, the qualification tournament is organized by continent. However, the European qualifiers are chosen from the finalists of the UEFA Under-21 Championship. Teams in the preliminary and final competitions must have at least three U-23 players. U-23 players must be born after January 1, 1997.
When Is Next Men’s Olympic Taking Place?
The venues for football competition at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games have been approved: Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Paris, and Saint-Etienne.
Last month, seven French cities made presentations to the Organising Committee, vying for the remaining six seats.
Paris already has the right to host automatically.
At today’s Executive Board meeting, Paris 2024 confirmed the remaining locations.
The matches will be hosted in the Parc des Princes, which seats 48,583 people and is home to Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.
The Orange Velodrome in Marseille is the largest of the venues chosen, with a capacity of 67,394.
Bordeaux’s Matmut Atlantique and Saint-Stade Etienne’s Geoffroy-Guichard, respectively, have seating capacity of little over 40,000.
The Allianz Rivera in Nice and the Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes round out the list of venues.
Both stadiums have a capacity of over 35,000 people.
Toulouse’s home stadium, the Stadium de Toulouse, was not chosen as a football venue for the Games.
Last month, the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Villeneuve-d’Ascq, near Lille, presented a dossier.
The site was picked last month to host the Games’ handball competition.
Earlier this year, Paris 2024 cut the number of towns hosting the men’s and women’s football competitions.
Originally, the organizers planned to use nine different venues.
As part of the Games’ economic changes, this was cut from nine to seven.
Last month, Paris 2024 unveiled a new venue plan intended at cutting the Games’ price.
US Men Olympic Team
The United States U-23 men’s national soccer team, also known as the United States men’s Olympic soccer team, is a U.S. Soccer-sponsored youth soccer squad. Its major function is to qualify for and compete in the quadrennial Olympic Football Tournament, the next of which will be held in Paris, France, during the Summer Olympics in 2024.
The squad’s most recent significant competition was the 2020 Summer Olympics qualifying tournament, which the US team did not qualify for. The event at the 2008 Summer Olympics was their most recent qualification, and they were eliminated in the group stage.
During Olympic competition, the roster can be supplemented with three “overage” players, according to FIFA standards.
Did US Men Soccer Qualify For The Next Olympic?
For the third year in a row, the USMNT will not compete in the Olympics, and Jason Kreis and his U23 team have faced severe criticism.
The USMNT fanbase is not known for being forgiving, patient, or accepting of defeat, and the dominant mood is sadness as the CONCACAF powerhouses have yet again failed to qualify for a tournament that means so much to the United States.
The United States Men’s National Team defeated 2-1 to Honduras in their CONACACF Olympic qualification semifinal, extending their absence from the Olympics to at least 16 years by the time the 2024 games begin in Paris.
That’s right, the US men’s national team hasn’t qualified for an Olympics since Beijing in 2008, and they don’t deserve to compete in Tokyo. Jason Kreis’ team lacked offensive ideas, couldn’t match Honduras’ desire, and struggled to find any rhythm throughout the tournament.
How Many Soccer Teams Will Be At The Men Soccer Olympic
Both the men’s and women’s soccer tournaments began with different numbers of teams:
- 16 teams compete in men’s Olympic soccer.
- 12 teams compete in the Olympic women’s soccer tournament.
Every summer Olympics has featured men’s soccer, while women’s soccer was introduced for the first time in 1996.
The women’s competition began with eight teams in 1996, grew to ten in 2000, and was expanded to twelve teams for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. With the growing growth of women’s soccer around the world, expanding to 16 teams appears to be a foregone conclusion.