Overview

The Olympics' top sport by number of competitors and events, track and field will also make history at the 2024 Paris Olympics. For the first time, there are equal numbers of gold medals available for men and women.

Other notable changes in Paris include:

  • A new event: the marathon race walk mixed relay (replacing the men's 50km race walk)
  • All individual track events will feature repechage rounds, meaning that athletes who don't qualify by place in round one heats will have a second chance to qualify for semifinals with repechage heats

When to watch track and field during the 2024 Paris Olympics

During the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, track and field events will be held between Thursday, August 1 and Sunday, August 11. 

Track and field fans living in the U.S.’ Eastern time zone will wake up to live preliminary events already in progress, with competition beginning each day at 4 a.m. ET. Fans wanting to watch live as the world’s elite contend for Olympic medals will want to be sure to sign up to be reminded each day when the medal sessions begin at 1 p.m. ET. 

Competition will start each day at 4 a.m. ET with preliminary events. Fans wanting to watch live as the world’s elite contend for Olympic medals will want to start watching at 1 p.m. ET.

Track and Field Events
Men's Events
100m
200m
400m
800m
1500m
5000m
10,000m
110m Hurdles
400m Hurdles
3000m Steeplechase
4 x 100m Relay
4 x 400m Relay
High Jump
Pole Vault
Long Jump
Triple Jump
Shot Put
Discus Throw
Hammer Throw
Javelin Throw
Decathlon
20km Race Walk
Marathon
Women's Events
100m
200m
400m
800m
1500m
5000m
10,000m
100m Hurdles
400m Hurdles
3000m Steeplechase
4 x 100m Relay
4 x 400m Relay
High Jump
Pole Vault
Long Jump
Triple Jump
Shot Put
Discus Throw
Hammer Throw
Javelin Throw
Heptathlon
20km Race Walk
Marathon

Mixed Team Events
4 x 400m Relay
35km Team Race Walk

Venues

The country’s largest stadium, Stade de France, will host the bulk of the events for track and field. The stadium was built for the 1998 FIFA World Cup and can hold 77,083 screaming fans. The last major track and field event held at the stadium was the 2003 World Athletics Championships. 

Out on the host city’s streets, the marathons and race walk events will use some of Paris’ most iconic landmarks as a backdrop. The five-arched, 19th-century Pont D’Iena bridge, near the foot of the Eiffel Tower will serve as the start and finish area for the race walk events, while the Hôtel de Ville, also near the banks of the Seine, will host the marathon start area.

Rendering of Stade de France for Paris 2024
Paris 2024
Track and Field at the 2024 Paris Olympics
Date Event Time (ET)
August 1 Men's 20km Race Walk Final
Women's 20km Race Walk Final
1:30a-5:45a
August 2 Women's 100m Preliminary Round
Women's 100m Round 1
Men's 1500m Round 1
Women's High Jump Qualification
Men's Hammer Throw Qualification
Men's Decathlon 100m
Men's Decathlon Long Jump
Men's Decathlon Shot Put
4a-7a
Women's 800m Round 1
4 x 400m Relay Mixed Round 1
Women's Triple Jump Qualification
Women's Discus Throw Qualification
Men's Shot Put Qualification
Men's Decathlon High Jump
Men's Decathlon 400m
Men's 10,000m Final
1p-4p
August 3 Men's 100m Preliminary Round
Men's 100m Round 1
Women's 800m Repechages
Men's Decathlon 110m Hurdles
Men's Decathlon Discus Throw
Men's Decathlon Pole Vault
4a-10a
Women's 5000m Round 1
Men's 1500m Repechages
Men's Pole Vault Qualification
Women's 100m Semifinals
Men's Decathlon Javelin Throw
Women's 100m Final
Women's Triple Jump Final
Men's Decathlon 1500m
Men's Shot Put Final
4 x 400m Relay Mixed Final
1p-4p
August 4 Women's 200m Round 1
Women's 1500m Round 1
Women's 400m Hurdles Round 1
Men's 110m Hurdles Round 1
Women's Hammer Throw Qualification
Men's Long Jump Qualification
4a-7a
Men's 400m Round 1
Women's 800m Semifinals
Men's 100m Semifinals
Men's 1500m Semifinals
Women's High Jump Final
Men's 100m Final
Men's Hammer Throw Final
1p-4p
August 5 Women's 400m Round 1
Men's 400m Hurdles Round 1
Women's 200m Repechages
Women's 400m Hurdles Repechages
Men's 400m Repechages
Women's Pole Vault Qualification
Men's Discus Throw Qualification
4a-7a
Men's 200m Round 1
Men's 3000m Steeplechase Round 1
Women's 200m Semifinals
Women's 800m Final
Women's Discus Throw Final
Men's Pole Vault Final
1p-4p
August 6 Women's 3000m Steeplechase Round 1
Women's 400m Repechages
Men's 110m Hurdles Repechages
Men's 400m Hurdles Repechages
Men's 200m Repechages
Women's Long Jump Qualification
Men's Javelin Throw Qualification
4a-7a
Women's 400m Hurdles Semifinals
Men's 400m Semifinals
Women's 200m Final
Women's 5000m Final
Women's Hammer Throw Final
Men's 1500m Final
Men's Long Jump Final
1p-4p
August 7 Mixed Team's 35km Race Walk Final 1:30a-5a
Women's 100m Hurdles Round 1
Men's 800m Round 1
Men's 5000m Round 1
Women's 1500m Repechages
Women's Javelin Throw Qualification
Men's High Jump Qualification
4a-7a
Men's Triple Jump Qualification
Women's 400m Semifinals
Men's 200m Semifinals
Men's 110m Hurdles Semifinals
Men's 400m Hurdles Semifinals
Women's Pole Vault Final
Men's 400m Final
Men's 3000m Steeplechase Final
Men's Discus Throw Final
1p-4p
August 8 Women's 4 x 100m Relay Round 1
Men's 4 x 100m Relay Round 1
Women's 100m Hurdles Repechages
Men's 800m Repechages
Women's Shot Put Qualification
Women's Heptathlon 100m Hurdles
Women's Heptathlon High Jump
4a-7a
Women's 1500m Semi-Finals
Women's Heptathlon Shot Put
Women's Heptathlon 200m
Women's 400m Hurdles Final
Women's 3000m Steeplechase Final
Women's Long Jump Final
Men's 200m Final
Men's 110m Hurdles Final
Men's Javelin Throw Final
1p-4p
August 9 Women's 4 x 400m Relay Round 1
Men's 4 x 400m Relay Round 1
Women's 100m Hurdles Semifinals
Men's 800m Semifinals
Women's Heptathlon Long Jump
Women's Heptathlon Javelin Throw
4a-7a
Women's 400m Final
Women's 10,000m Final
Women's Heptathlon 800m
Women's 4 x 100m Relay Final
Women's Shot Put Final
Men's 400m Hurdles Final
Men's 4 x 100m Relay Final
Men's Triple Jump Final
1p-4p
August 10 Men's Marathon Final 2a-5:15a
Women's 1500m Final
Women's 100m Hurdles Final
Women's 4 x 400m Relay Final
Women's Javelin Throw Final
Men's 800m Final
Men's 5000m Final
Men's 4 x 400m Relay Final
Men's High Jump Final
1p-4p
August 11 Women's Marathon Final 2a-5:30a

Team USA: Olympic athletes to watch

A number of familiar faces will be representing Team USA in Paris this summer, looking to continue their on-track dominance on the Olympic stage.

All eyes will be on defending World Champion Sha’Carri Richardson as she makes her long-awaited Olympic debut in Paris this summer. She locked in her spot in the 100m with a career second-best time of 10.71 seconds, the fastest time in the world this season. For Richardson, making the Olympic roster has been a long-awaited achievement after being stripped of her Trials win before the Tokyo Olympics. She will look to be the first American woman to win the 100m since Gail Devers in 1996.

On the men’s side, fellow sprinter Noah Lyles is heading back to Paris to try and add Olympic champion to an already stacked résumé. The four time individual world champion across the 100m and 200m races will look to eclipse his bronze medal from Tokyo by entering both events as a gold-medal favorite. He secured his first spot with a win in the 100m final, crossing the line tying a career-best time of 9.83 seconds. In his last event, he shattered the U.S. Trials record with a time of 19.53.

No one made a bigger splash on track last Olympics than Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone, who is poised to continue to make history and shatter records this season. The 400m hurdles world record holder secured her spot on the last day of Trials with a time of 50.65 seconds, breaking her previous world record by 0.02-seconds. She will head to Paris looking to defend her Olympic crown, adding to the two Olympic gold medals she took home from Tokyo last time around. McLaughlin-Levrone will also be a candidate to run the women’s 4x400m relay, returning from the event’s gold-medal team in Tokyo.

Another athlete chasing history during these Games is Ryan Crouser in shot put. After claiming gold in both Rio and Tokyo, Crouser will look to be the first male athlete to ever win three consecutive Olympic titles in shot put. Despite battling a slew of injuries to kick off the 2024 season, Crouser was in fine form at Trials, beating Rio and Tokyo silver medalist Joe Kovacs by nearly half a meter to take the national title.

No one celebrated harder than women’s heptathlete Anna Hall after she qualified for her first Olympic team. It has been a tough journey for Hall, who broke her foot during the 2021 Olympic Trials and had major knee surgery six months ago, and she admitted to nearly quitting the sport. Instead, she returned to Trials in triumphant fashion, bringing her comeback tour to a full circle in Eugene.