Olympic Track And Field Schedule: Dates, Start Times At Rio Games


Perhaps more than any other sport, track and field is synonymous with the Olympics.

The track and field events at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will begin Friday, offering fans countless opportunities to witness world-class strength, speed and fitness over the course of 10 days.

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and the United States’ Allyson Felix and Justin Gatlin will be among the stars vying for Olympic glory in Rio. While their names are familiar to most sports fans, plenty of others will emerge to join them in the coming days and weeks.

Here’s the complete schedule for men’s and women’s track and field events at the Rio Olympics. Click here for start times of each event.

Friday, Aug. 12
Men’s discus throw, qualifications
Women’s heptathlon, 100m hurdles
Women’s shot put, qualifications
Men’s 800m, round 1
Women’s heptathlon, high jump
Women’s 10,000m, final
Women’s 100m, preliminaries
Men’s 20km race walk
Women’s 1,500m, round 1
Women’s heptathlon, shot put
Women’s hammer throw, qualifications
Men’s 400m, round 1
Men’s long jump, qualifications
Women’s shot put, final
Women’s heptathlon, 200m
Women’s 100m, round 1

Saturday, Aug. 13
Men’s 100m, preliminaries
Women’s triple jump, qualifications
Women’s 3,000m steeplechase, round 1
Men’s discus throw, final
Women’s 400m, round 1
Women’s heptathlon, long jump
Men’s 100m, round 1
Women’s heptathlon, javelin throw
Men’s pole vault, qualifications
Men’s 400m, semifinals
Men’s long jump, final
Women’s 100m, semifinals
Men’s 10,000m, final
Men’s 800m, semifinals
Women’s 100m, final
Women’s heptathlon, 800m

Sunday, Aug. 14
Women’s marathon
Men’s high jump, qualifications
Women’s 400m, semifinals
Women’s triple jump, final
Men’s 100m, semifinals
Women’s 1,500m, semifinals
Men’s 400m, final
Men’s 100m, final

Monday, Aug. 15
Men’s triple jump, qualifications
Women’s 200m, round 1
Men’s 3,000m steeplechase, round 1
Women’s hammer throw, final
Women’s 3,000m steeplechase, final
Men’s 400m hurdles, round 1
Women’s discus throw, qualifications
Men’s pole vault, final
Men’s 110m hurdles, round 1
Women’s 400m hurdles, round 1
Men’s 800m, final
Women’s 400m, final

Tuesday, Aug. 16
Women’s 5,000m, round 1
Women’s pole vault, qualifications
Men’s triple jump, final
Men’s 1,500m, round 1
Women’s 100m hurdles, round 1
Women’s discus throw, final
Men’s 200m, round 1
Men’s high jump, final
Women’s javelin throw, qualifications
Men’s 110m hurdles, semifinals
Women’s long jump, qualifications
Women’s 400m hurdles, semifinals
Men’s 400m hurdles, semifinals
Women’s 200m, semifinals
Women’s 1,500m, final
Men’s 110m hurdles, final

Wednesday, Aug. 17
Men’s decathlon, 100m
Men’s hammer throw, qualifications
Men’s 5,000m, round 1
Men’s decathlon, long jump
Women’s 800m, round 1
Men’s 3,000m steeplechase, final
Men’s decathlon, shot put
Men’s decathlon, high jump
Men’s javelin throw, qualifications
Women’s 100m hurdles, semifinals
Women’s long jump, final
Men’s decathlon, 400m
Men’s 200m, semifinals
Women’s 200m, final
Women’s 100m hurdles, final

Thursday, Aug. 18
Men’s decathlon, 110m hurdles
Men’s shot put, qualifications
Women’s high jump, qualifications
Men’s decathlon, discus throw
Women’s 4 X 100m relay, round 1
Men’s 4 X 100m relay, round 1
Men’s 400m hurdles, final
Men’s decathlon, pole vault
Men’s decathlon, javelin throw
Men’s shot put, final
Men’s 1,500m, semifinals
Women’s javelin throw, final
Women’s 800m, semifinals
Men’s decathlon, 1,500m
Women’s 400m hurdles, final
Men’s 200m, final

Friday, Aug. 19
Men’s 50km race walk
Women’s 20km race walk
Women’s pole vault, final
Women’s 4 X 400m relay, round 1
Men’s hammer throw, final
Men’s 4 X 400m relay, round 1
Women’s 5,000m, final
Women’s 4 X 100m relay, final
Men’s 4 X 100m relay, final

Saturday, Aug. 20
Women’s high jump, final
Men’s javelin throw, final
Men’s 1,500m, final
Women’s 800m, final
Men’s 5,000m, final
Women’s 4 X 400m relay, final
Men’s 4 X 400m relay, final

Sunday, Aug. 21
Men’s marathon, final

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