When do the Summer Olympics start and end?

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Sports betting has come a long way since the last Games of the Olympiad. There are sure to be more markets than ever this time around. So when do the Summer Olympics start and end? We will answer that query below and dish out the latest information on the bevy of sporting events that will take place in Paris.

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When do the Summer Olympics start and end?

The Olympic Games in Paris are fast approaching. So when do the Summer Olympics start this year? The Summer Olympics will officially start on Friday, July 24. There will be a few sporting events that jump the gun on the Opening Ceremony, however. Group stage soccer and rugby matches will take place on Wednesday, July 24. Archery and handball will be held on Thursday, July 25. Friday, July 26 will be the Opening Ceremonies and then Saturday, July 27 will be the first full day of competition. 

Summer Olympics betting odds for many competitions are already available at sportsbooks. As for when do the Summer Olympics end, the Closing Ceremony is set for Sunday, August 11.

How long do the Summer Olympics last?

Many people will ask how long do the Summer Olympics last once the competition gets underway. The Summer Olympics in Paris will last a little over two weeks. The Closing Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, August 11, which is 16 days after the Opening Ceremony.

Different sports competitions start and finish on different dates. For example, artistic gymnastics does not start until Saturday, July 27. It lasts until August 5. Wrestling, on the other hand, starts late on August 5 and does not wrap up until August 11.

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