Next eventOlympic GamesOlympic Stadium, Tokyo 202130 Jul 2021
With little more than eight weeks to go before athletics action gets under way at the Tokyo Olympic Games, the fields for the longest road events on the programme are taking shape.
In Olympic year, and to mark the International Day of Families, we take a look at some of the familial connections between athletes who competed at the 1991 World Athletics Championships in Tokyo and those who are contenders for this year's Games in the Japanese capital.
Here’s the thing about Olympic year, something Akani Simbine knows will always be true. “Everybody comes out fast,” he says. Everyone is ready.”
Australia’s Gold Coast will welcome the area’s best athletes in June as they look to secure Olympic qualification at the Oceania Invitational Series.



Local TimeSexEventRound
09:00M3000 Metres SteeplechaseHeats
09:15MHigh JumpQualification
09:45MDiscus ThrowGroup A
09:55W800 MetresHeats
10:55M400 Metres HurdlesHeats
11:20MDiscus ThrowGroup B
11:40W100 MetresHeats


Local TimeSexEventRound
19:00W5000 MetresHeats
19:05WTriple JumpQualification
19:25WShot PutQualification
20:00X4x400 Metres RelayHeats
20:30M10,000 MetresFinal

Past Competitions

02 AUG 2024 - 11 AUG 2024The XXXIII Olympic Games (Athletics)Stade de France, Paris-St-DenisFRA
30 JUL 2021 - 08 AUG 2021The XXXII Olympic Games (Athletics)Olympic Stadium, TokyoJPN
05 AUG 2016 - 21 AUG 2016The XXXI Olympic GamesRio de Janeiro (Estádio Olímpico)BRA
27 JUL 2012 - 12 AUG 2012The XXX Olympic GamesLondon (Olympic Stadium)GBR
08 AUG 2008 - 24 AUG 2008The XXIX Olympic GamesBeijing (National Stadium)CHN
20 AUG 2004 - 29 AUG 200428th Olympic GamesAthína (Olympic Stadium)GRE
22 SEP 2000 - 01 OCT 200027th Olympic GamesSydney (Olympic Stadium)AUS