Olympic Track And Field Schedule: List, Times Of Events For Men, Women At Rio 2016 Games




Spread out over 10 days and perhaps the most watched events at any Olympic Games no matter the host city or year, the Rio Games will open to track and field athletes from across the globe with 47 events beginning Friday morning at Olympic Stadium.


Headlined by the decathlon, marathons, and short-meter races, track and field offers spectators in Rio and at home the opportunity to see some of the greatest athletes in the world grind out victories they’ve been working towards their entire lives.


Each of the events will take place at Olympic Stadium, Arena Pontal, or the Sambodromo, and the men’s discus throw qualifying round will be the first competition to kick-off track and field.


At the 2012 London Games, the United States walked away with 28 total medals in track and field, including 14 gold, and it will look to repeat as reigning all-around champions.


One of the biggest stars in Rio, and in the two previous games, is Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, who will look to win the 100 meters, 200 meters, and the 4×100 meters relay for the third straight time. Bolt’s biggest threat comes in the form of Justin Gatlin, LaShawn Merritt, and Team USA’s relay squad. However another athlete the Legendary Kim Collins is drawing much media attention as he becomes the first male sprinter to participate in 5 Olympics as well as his pursuit to become the first man in history to reach the 100m finals at age 40. Collins not only has a good chance to make history in that regard but on a good day he might be even able to medal.

Collins first ran at the Olympics for his home country St.Kitts-Nevis at the 1996 Atlanta Games. Collins is one of the most beloved and popular athletes at Rio.


On the women’s side, English Gardner and Tori Brown of the U.S. are two of the favorites to claim the 100 meters but Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson is  could wrangle the gold from Team USA.


Most of the events involve several rounds and heats before the final, but for those who wish to just watch the final competitions and see who wins, check out the schedule below.


Here is the full schedule for each track and field final at the 2016 Rio Games, broken down between the women’s and men’s events on each day from Friday, Aug. 12 until the final day, Sunday, Aug. 21.


Rio Olympics Track and Field Finals Schedule (All Times Eastern)


Women’s Events


Friday, Aug. 12


10,000 Meters; 10:10 a.m.


Sunday, Aug. 14


Marathon, 8:30 a.m.


Triple Jump Final, 7:55 a.m.


Monday, Aug. 15


Hammer Throw Final; 9:40 a.m.


3000 meter Steeplechase Final; 10:15 a.m.


Tuesday, Aug. 16


Discus Throw Final; 10:20 a.m.


Wednesday, Aug. 17


Long Jump Final, 8:15 p.m.


Thursday, Aug. 18


Javelin Throw, 8:10 p.m.


400 meters Hurdles Final; 9:15 p.m.


Friday, Aug. 19


20 kilometer Race Walk, 1:30 p.m.


Pole Vault Final, 7:30 p.m.


5000 meters Final, 8:40 p.m.


4×100 meters Relay Final, 9:15 p.m.


Saturday, Aug. 20


High Jump Final, 7:30 p.m.


800 meters Final, 8:15 p.m.


4×400 meters Relay Final, 9 p.m.ET


Men’s Events


Friday, Aug. 12


20 kilometers Race Walk; 1:30 p.m.


Saturday, Aug. 13


Discus Throw Final; 9:50 a.m.


Sunday, Aug. 14


400 meters Final; 9 p.m.


100 meters Final; 9:25 p.m.


Monday, Aug. 15


Pole Vault Final; 7:35 p.m.


Tuesday, Aug. 16


Triple Jump Final, 8:50 a.m.


High Jump Final; 7:30 p.m.


Wednesday, Aug. 17


3000 meters Steeplechase Final, 10:50 a.m.


Thursday, Aug. 18


400 meters Hurdles, 11 a.m.


Shot Put Final, 7:30 p.m.


Decathlon, 1500 meters-Heat 2; 8:50 p.m.


200 meters Final; 9:30 p.m.


Friday, Aug. 19


50 kilometer Race Walk, 7 a.m.


Hammer Throw Final, 8:05 p.m.


4×100 meters Relay Final, 9:35 p.m.


Saturday, Aug. 20


Javelin Throw Final, 7:55 p.m.


1500 meters Final, 8 p.m.

1 Comment on Olympic Track And Field Schedule: List, Times Of Events For Men, Women At Rio 2016 Games

  1. Bolt will turn 30 on Aug. 21, sharing the festivities with the men’s marathon and Olympic closing ceremony. Chris Chavez is a track and field contributor for Sporting News. Follow him on Twitter @chris_j_chavez .

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