The Venues

Churchill Downs

Even in 2012, Louisville is well prepared as host.

Gymnastics at Freedom Hall. Equestrian at Churchill Downs. Two types of football (Rugby Sevens and Soccer) at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Louisville is uniquely situated so that the majority of venues will be within an area of 4 square miles (11 square kilometres).

A complete list of venues has been proposed for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The City

The Olympics and Paralympics in Louisville?

At first you might think "impossible". But remember, that this is Possibility City. Louisville is already home to the greatest two minutes in sports, North America's largest fireworks display, and has a great tradition in sports dating back to the 19th Century. Help us write the next chapter in Louisville's history as we welcome the world in 2024 for the greatest event of all.


SEP 2, 2012
Where will athletes stay?
An Athletes' Village would be constructed on or near the University of Louisville Belknap Campus. Existing on-campus housing will also be used during the Olympics.
SEP 2, 2012
Where will spectators park?
Various park and ride sites would be setup across Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, and Spencer Counties in Kentucky, and Clark and Floyd Counties in Indiana.
SEP 2, 2012
When would events be held?
Olympic Football (soccer) preliminaries would kick off Wednesday, July 24, 2024, and the Opening Ceremonies would take place Friday, July 26, 2024.