Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics

The Athletics events of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics will be held at the Olympic Stadium (most of the events) from 12 to 21 August 2016.

Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics

The Olympic sport of athletics is split into four distinct sets of events namely – Track events, Field events, Road Running events, and Racewalking events.

All the Track & Field events will take place at the Olympic Stadium while the marathon events will take place at the Sambódromo while the Racewalking events will take place at the Flamengo Park.

The Athletics Event made its Olympic debut at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.

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Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Athletics Events :

There will be 47 medal events taking place, (24 Men’s Events and 23 Women’s Events)

Men’s Events -

  • 100 metres
  • 200 metres
  • 400 metres
  • 800 metres
  • 1500 metres
  • 5000 metres
  • 10,000 metres
  • 110 metres hurdles
  • 400 metres hurdles
  • 3000 metres steeplechase
  • 4×100 metres relay
  • 4×400 metres relay
  • Marathon
  • 20 kilometres walk
  • 50 kilometres walk
  • High jump
  • Pole vault
  • Long jump
  • Triple jump
  • Shot put
  • Discus throw
  • Hammer throw
  • Javelin throw
  • Decathlon

Women’s Events -

  • 100 metres
  • 200 metres
  • 400 metres
  • 800 metres
  • 1500 metres
  • 5000 metres
  • 10,000 metres
  • 100 metres hurdles
  • 400 metres hurdles
  • 3000 metres steeplechase
  • 4×100 metres relay
  • 4×400 metres relay
  • Marathon
  • 20 kilometres walk
  • High jump
  • Pole vault
  • Long jump
  • Triple jump
  • Shot put
  • Discus throw
  • Hammer throw
  • Javelin throw
  • Heptathlon

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