- The Tokyo Olympics have already had plenty of intense competition.
- And now, track and field competition has finally started.
- Here’s what you need to know to catch all the action.
The Tokyo Olympics have already had plenty of intense competition, like the team and all-around gymnastics finals (congrats, Suni Lee!), tons of hours in the pool, and multiple rounds of soccer. And now, track and field competition has finally started.
There’s so much to look out for at the Games, and plenty of big names to cheer on. Six-time Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix is going for gold (again) in the 400-meter relay and, if she grabs a medal at these Olympics, she’ll tie or even pass the legendary track star Carl Lewis for the most medals ever for a track and field star.
Olympic marathoner and new mom Aliphine Tuliamuk is also expected to medal.
JuVaughn Harrison, 22, is competing in the high jump and long jump, which is rare for an athlete. Sprinter Usain Bolt won’t be at the Olympics, but Team USA 100-meter runners Trayvon Bromell and Ronnie Baker are heavy favorites for gold and silver.
This will also be the first year for a 4 x 400 mixed relay, with teams of two men and two women racing for gold.
Basically, there’s a lot happening on the track and field. Here’s what you need to know to catch all the action.
Where can I watch the Olympics?
The Games will continue to run through Sunday, August 8th, and most track and field events will air live on NBC or its affiliate networks.
You can also stream Team USA track and field events through NBC’s streaming service Peacock, or on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app. Want to catch highlights of all the action? Hit up NBCOlympics.com.
When can I watch USA Track and Field?
All of the track and field events will run on primetime on NBC. Here’s a breakdown of when you can catch them.
Friday, July 30th
8 p.m. EST: Women's 400m hurdles, women's 100m hurdles and men's 800m 1st rounds; men's pole vault and women's discus qualifying
Saturday, July 31st
6 a.m. EST: Finals in women's 100m, mixed 4x400m relay and men's discus; women's 800m semifinals; men's 100m first round
8:10 p.m. EST: Women's shot put final; women's steeplechase and men's 400m R1s; and women's long jump and women's hammer qualifying
Sunday, August 1st
6 a.m. EST: Finals in men's 100m, women's triple jump and men's high jump; women's 100m hurdles, men's 800m and men's 400m hurdle semi-final
8 p.m. EST: Finals in women's 100m hurdles and men's long jump; women's 1500m and women's 200m 1st rounds
Monday, August 2nd
6 a.m. EST: Finals in men's steeplechase, women's 5000m and women's discus; women's 400m hurdles, men's 400m and women's 200m semi-finals
8 p.m. EST: Finals in the men’s 400m hurdles, women’s long jump, men's 200m, men's 1500m and women's 400m first rounds
Tuesday, August 3rd
6 a.m. EST: Finals in men's pole vault, women's 200m, women's hammer and women's 800m; men's 200m semi-finals; men's 110 meter hurdles, round 1
8 p.m. EST: Women's 400m hurdles final, men's 110m hurdles semifinals, decathlon, heptathlon and men's javelin qualifying
Wednesday, August 4th
5:30 a.m. EST: Finals in men's 200m, men's 800m, women's steeplechase and men's hammer; women's 1500m and women's 400m semi-finals
8 p.m. EST: Finals in men's shot put, men's triple jump and men's 110m hurdles; men's and women's 4x100m first rounds
Thursday, August 5th
6 a.m. EST: Finals in women's pole vault and men's 400m; decisive heptathlon 800m and decathlon 1500m; women's 4x400m round one
8 p.m. EST: Finals in the men’s 400m, decathlon, heptathlon in Track & Field
Friday, August 6th
6:50 a.m. EST: Finals in men's and women's 4x100m, men's 5000m, women's 1500m, women's 400m, women's javelin; and men's 4x400m
6 p.m. EST: Women’s marathon
8 p.m. EST: Women’s marathon and finals in the men’s 4x100m and women’s 4x100m
Saturday, August 7th
6 a.m. EST: Finals in men's and women's 4x400m relays, women's high jump, men's 1500m, women's 10,000m and men's javelin
6 p.m. EST: Men’s marathon
8 p.m. EST: Coverage of the men’s marathon and the finals in women’s high jump, women’s 10,000m, men’s javelin
Want to watch all the events live? They'll be streaming on Peacock early in the morning. Check out the Peacock schedule here.
Where can I catch up on competition highlights?
Don’t stress out if you miss some of the action. You can still catch replays and highlight clips on NBCOlympics.com and Peacock.