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).