It has been said so many times and in so many ways, but the greatest athletes in the world have converged on Tokyo for the 2021 Olympic Games in search of those illustrious bronze, silver and gold medals.
And no other sport offers more opportunities for individual medalists than track and field. It features 48 medal events — 11 more than second-place swimming — and 189 medals over the final 10 days of competition in Tokyo.
Several athletes will be worth watching over the course of the track and field schedule — especially Allyson Felix. She will compete in the women’s 400-meter dash and perhaps the 4×400 women’s and mixed relays; one medal would tie her with Carl Lewis as the most decorated United States track and field athlete in Olympic history, while another would give her that distinction by herself. A third medal would tie her as the most decorated track and field athlete of all time.
Other U.S. athletes to keep track of are Noah Lyles, the defending 200 world champion who is making his Olympic debut; Sydney McLaughlin, whose will take on 2016 Rio gold medalist (and U.S. teammate) Dalilah Muhammad in the 400 hurdles; and Gwen Berry, who will compete in the hammer throw.
Follow along as Stock Market Pioneer provides live updates to the medal count and individual medalists from the track and field events at Tokyo:
Generally speaking, each day of TV coverage will feature early-morning and evening sessions. Coverage of each session will range from events and stages. NBC and USA will be the primary networks providing coverage in the United States, though CNBC and NBC Sports will also carry coverage. CBC provides coverage in Canada.