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Track & Field, Triathlon


The track & field (also known as athletics) program has a total of 47 events: 26 running events, 3 walking events, 16 field events, the decathlon, and the heptathlon. Men participate in 24 events, and women compete in 23 events (they do not compete in the 50 km race walk).

Men and women compete separately in the triathlon, which consists of a single race where athletes swim 1500m, cycle 40km, and run 10,000m.

Track & field medal events: August 3-12

Triathlon medal events: August 4 and 7

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