2016 Rio Olympics

Pre-event Coverage

2016 Olympic Men’s 800 Preview: David Rudisha Goes for the Repeat In a Wide-Open Event; Clayton Murphy & Boris Berian Shoot for First U.S. Medals Since 1992

No man has repeated in the 800 at the Olympics since New Zealand's Peter Snell in 1960 & 1964. Defending world champ Rudisha enters as the world leader and favorite, but he'll be challenged by Kenyan Trials champ Alfred Kipketer, 2015 Worlds runner-up Adam Kszczot, France's Pierre-Ambroise Bosse and many more.

The Bettor's Guide To The Olympic Track and Field Action in Rio

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.

Men's Olympic HJ Preview: Who Will Win This Wide Open Affair?

The men's HJ is wide open as the top 6 jumpers are separated by just 4 cm (1.6 inches). Can Erik Kynard improve on his 2012 silver and win the U.S.'s first gold in the event since Charles Austin in 1996?

Vin Lananna And Southern Illinois Head Coach Connie Price-Smith Named Team USA Head Coaches For 2016 Olympic Games

2016 Olympic Women's 1,500 Preview: Kenyan Record Holder Faith Kipyegon Faces WR Holder Genzebe Dibaba; Jenny Simpson & Shannon Rowbury Lead U.S. Medal Hopes

EPO was allegedly found at the hotel where Dibaba and her coach were staying in June, but she will still compete in Rio. Also watch for World Indoor champ Sifan Hassan and British sensation Laura Muir. An American has never medaled in this event at the Olympics.

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).

Predictions For The New Year: How Many Mid-D/Distance Medals Will Team USA Win At The 2016 Rio Olympics?

Wejo and Jonathan Gault say 4 medals. Rojo must have woken up on the wrong side of the bed as he said just 2 (1 men's, 1 women's) unless Jenny Simpson switches back to the steeple. *MB: Today's debate: How many medals will the US win in the mid-d and distance events in Rio? *MB: Crazy thought: Might Centro be America's best hope for a 5000 medal in Rio?

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?

From 1 to 60: We Rank The 2016 US Track and Field Female Olympians In Terms Of Their Gold Medal Chances

From Brianna Rollins (big favorite) to Abbey D'Agostino (huge underdog), we've got you covered.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
August 12, 2016 to August 21, 2016

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