2016 Rio Olympics

Pre-event Coverage

Men's Pole Vault Preview: Will Renaud Lavillenie Become The First Man in 60 Years To Repeat as Olympic Champion?

Lavillenie is the highest jumper in history but there are a lot of young guns that would love to knock him off including the US's Sam Kendricks (23), Canada's Shawn Barber (22) and Brazil's best men's medal hope Thiago Braz (22).

Olympic Men's 400 Preview: With World Champ Wayde van Niekerk And Olympic Champs LaShawn Merritt And Kirani James, The Stage Is Set For A Classic Olympic Final

The Big Three have claimed every global title since 2008 and their matchup in Beijing last year produced the first race in history with three men under 44 seconds. Could they go faster this year - and challenge Michael Johnson's WR of 43.18?

Olympic Men's Long Jump: Can Great Britain's Greg Rutherford Hold Off the Americans and Join Carl Lewis As A Two-Time Olympic Champion?

With a win, world champ Rutherford would join Carl Lewis as the only men with multiple Olympic long jump titles. His competitors include training partner and last year's runner-up, Fabrice Lapierre of Australia, world leader Jarrion Lawson of the U.S. and U.S. champ Jeff Henderson.

Womens 100m: What a Final This Could Be, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Goes for History vs Five Others with a Shot for Gold

It's should be a tremendous women's 100m final as five women have broken 10.80 this year and that doesn't even include Dafne Schippers.

Women's Olympic Hammer Preview: Will World Record Holder Anita Wlodarczyk Win Two Gold Medals In 1 Competition?

The WR holder Wlodarczyk could have two gold medals to her name if Russian 2012 champ Tatyana Beloborodova is banned after she came up positive in London 2012 retests.

Mens 100m: Usain Bolt Goes for History; Can the Americans Stop Him?

Usain Bolt is used to making history. Can he become the first man to win the same running event at three Olympics?

Olympic Women's Triple Jump: Caterine Ibarguen Looks to Cap A Dominant Four Years with the One Title She Doesn't Have -- Olympic Champion

The best shot for a South American to win T&F gold in the first Olympics on South American soil comes in the women's triple jump, where there are not one, but two candidates. Ibarguen has won 36 of her 37 competitions since taking silver four years ago, while Venezuela's 20-year-old World Indoor champ Yulimar Rojas has improved markedly in 2016 and should push Ibarguen.

Schedule: 2016 Olympic Track and Field Schedule

Olympic Women's 400 Preview: Allyson Felix Goes for a Record Fifth Olympic Gold Medal But Will Shaunae Miller Crash The Party?

Did you know that no woman has ever won 5 Olympic gold medals (even counting relays) in track and field history? Allyson Felix is hoping to be the first.

Olympic Men's Discus Preview: Can 4-Time Global Champ Robert Harting Defend His Title or Will Reigning World Champ Piotr Małachowski Spoil Harting's Celebration?

Journalists aren't supposed to cheer in the press box but we tell you why we're rooting for Robert Harting in this one.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
August 12, 2016 to August 21, 2016

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