Rio 2016 schedule
When we think about the Olympics of recent years, our minds inevitably drift to the iconic venues seen at Beijing 2008 and London 2012. The track and field athletics at the Rio 2016 Games, this summer, will be taking place in the Estádio Olímpico João Havelange. While the stadium lacks the architectural beauty of the Beijing National Stadium (aka The Bird's Nest), there's no denying that our eyes will be glued on it during the middle of August when the stadium-based athletic events take place.
To help get you well up to speed before Rio 2016, here's some useful information on the João Havelange Olympic Stadium, the schedule for track-based running events inside the stadium, and the answer to a variety of other questions (some of which you might have already pondered, some of which are so random you almost certainly haven't pondered them before).
Rio 2016 schedule - Where Will The Rio 2016 Opening/Closing Ceremony Take Place?
Rio 2016 will be breaking away from the traditions of Olympics Games by hosting the opening and closing ceremony somewhere other than the main athletics stadium. So while the running, throwing, and jumping events will be happening in the João Havelange Olympic Stadium; the ceremonial lighting of the Olympic torch and flag-waving shenanigans will actually be happening in the Maracanã Stadium.
If you're not familiar with the Maracanã Stadium, it's the home of Brazilian soccer and one of the most iconic stadiums in world football. As well as being host venue for the opening and closing ceremonies, the Maracanã will also be channeling its history by hosting some of the Rio 2016 football matches.
Rio 2016 schedule - Key Information On The Estádio Olímpico João Havelange
Construction Cost: $192 million (US Dollars)
Architect: Carlos Porto
Location: Engenhão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Stadium Capacity: 46,931 (intended to be increased to 60,000 for Rio 2016)
Owner: Prefecture of Rio de Janeiro
Operator: Botafogo (Football Club)
Alternative Names: Estádio Nilton Santos
Location Of The Estádio Olímpico João Havelange (Nilton Santos)
Rio 2016 Schedule For Athletics At The João Havelange Olympic Stadium
The Rio 2016 Olympics will be taking place this summer between the 5th and 21st of August. The track and field events, which are to be hosted at the João Havelange Olympic Stadium, are scheduled to take place between the 12th and the 21st of August.
Because we've made it our mission to be as useful to you as humanly possible, we've decided to list the dates and times for some of Rio 2016's most significant running events; specifically ones taking place at the João Havelange Olympic Stadium. Who needs a diary, when you've got us?
When are the 10,000m finals and medal ceremonies at Rio 2016?
Women's 10,000m Final - 12/08/16 - 11:10
Women's 10,000m MC - 12/08/16 - 12:20
Men's 10,000m Final - 13/08/16 - 21:25
Men's 10,000m MC - 13/08/16 - 22:42
When are the 5,000m finals and medal ceremonies at Rio 2016?
Women's 5,000m Final - 19/08/16 - 21:40
Women's 5,000m MC - 19/08/16 - 22:40
Men's 5,000m Final - 20/08/16 - 21:30
Men's 5,000m MC - 20/08/16 - 22:25
When are the Steeplechase finals and medal ceremonies at Rio 2016?
Women's 3,000m Steeplechase Final - 15/08/16 - 11:15
Women's 3,000m Steeplechase MC - 15/08/16 - 12:10
Men's 3,000m Steeplechase Final - 17/08/16 - 11:50
Men's 3,000m Steeplechase MC - 17/08/16 - 23:00
When are the 1,500m finals and medal ceremonies at Rio 2016?
Women's 1,500m Final - 16/08/16 - 22:30
Women's 1,500 MC - 17/08/16 - 21:05
Men's 1,500m Final - 20/08/16 - 21:00
Men's 1,500m MC - 20/08/16 - 22:15
When are the 800m finals and medal ceremonies at Rio 2016?
Women's 800m Final - 20/08/16 - 21:15
Women's 800m MC - 20/08/16 - 21:50
Men's 800m Final - 15/08/16 - 22:25
Men's 800m MC - 16/08/16 - 20:15
When are the 400m finals and medal ceremonies at Rio 2016?
Women's 400m Final - 15/08/16 - 22:45
Women's 400m MC - 16/08/16 - 20:20
Men's 400m Final - 14/08/16 - 22:00
Men's 400m MC - 15/08/16 - 20:15
When are the 200m finals and medal ceremonies at Rio 2016?
Women's 200m Final - 17/08/16 - 22:30
Women's 200m MC - 18/08/16 - 20:20
Men's 200m Final - 18/08/16 - 22:30
Men's 200m MC - 19/08/16 - 20:20
Rio 2016 schedule - 100m finals and medal ceremonies
Women's 100m Final - 13/08/16 - 22:35
Women's 100m MC - 14/08/16 - 21:17
Men's 100m Final - 14/08/16 - 22:25
Men's 100m MC - 15/08/16 - 21:15
Rio 2016 schedule - Relay race finals and medal ceremonies
Women's 4 x 100m Final - 19/08/16 - 22:15
Women's 4 x 100m MC - 20/08/16 - 20:20
Women's 4 x 400m Final - 20/08/16 - 22:00
Women's 4 x 400m MC - 20/08/16 - 22:50
Men's 4 x 100m Final - 19/08/16 - 22:35
Men's 4 x 100m MC - 20/08/16 - 20:45
Men's 4 x 400m Final - 20/08/16 - 22:35
Men's 4 x 400m MC - 20/08/16 - 22:55