Olympics track and field schedule: Day-by-day TV coverage to watch every event at 2021 Tokyo Games

No single sport offers more volume or variety at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics than track and field (officially labeled “athletics” for the Games).

Decathlons, heptathlons, 100-meter dash, high jump, pole vault, you name it: There is no shortage of events to keep track of for the 2021 Games. Stock Market Pioneer is here to make sure you know how to watch every single event, from preliminaries to qualifying, opening rounds, semifinals and finals.

As in many of the events at the Olympics, several athletes from the United States are among those favored to medal, including JuVaughn Harrison in both the high jump and long jump, Rudy Winkler (men’s hammer throw), Ryan Crouser and Joe Kovacs (men’s shot put), Katie Nageotte (women’s pole vault) and more.

Here’s everything you need to know, pardon the pun, to keep track of the field at Tokyo:

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How to watch Olympic track and field

  • TV channels: NBC (U.S.) | USA Network (U.S.) | NBC Sports Network | CNBC | CBC (Canada)
  • Live streams: NBCSports.com | NBCOlympics.com | Peacock | fuboTV (7-day free trial)

NBC Universal and CBC have the exclusive rights to all Olympic content in the U.S. and Canada, respectively. Each will carry all track and field events during the 2021 Tokyo Games. Streaming options include NBC platforms NBCOlympics.com and Peacock, as well as fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.

Olympics track and field schedule 2021

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, while CBC provides coverage in Canada.

Below is the full schedule of events, based on NBC’s general and track-specific broadcast schedules:

Thursday, July 29

EventsTime (ET)Channel (U.S.)Channel (Canada)
Qualifying, Round 1 (live)8 p.m.NBC, USACBC

Friday, July 30

EventsTime (ET)Channel (U.S.)Channel (Canada)
Qualifying, Round 112:05 a.m.NBCCBC
Qualifying, Round 1, finals*6 a.m.Peacock/NBC OlympicsCBC
Round 1 semifinals, preliminaries (live)8 p.m.NBC, USACBC

*Mixed 4×400 relay Round 1 will re-air in primetime on NBC

Saturday, July 31

EventsTime (ET)Channel (U.S.)Channel (Canada)
Qualifying, Round 1, semifinals, finals*2 a.m.NBCCBC
Qualifying, Round 1, semifinals, finals*6:10 a.m.Peacock/NBC OlympicsCBC
Qualifying, Round 1, finals (live)8 p.m.USACBC

*Mixed 4×400 relay and women’s 100 finals will re-air in primetime on NBC

Sunday, Aug. 1

EventsTime (ET)Channel (U.S.)Channel (Canada)
Semifinals*, finals*6:10 a.m.PeacockCBC
Round 1, finals (live)7 p.m.NBCCBC
Round 1, finals (live)8 p.m.USACBC

*Men’s 100 semifinals and final will re-air in primetime on NBC

Monday, Aug. 2

EventsTime (ET)Channel (U.S.)Channel (Canada)
Finals2 a.m.NBCCBC
Qualifying, semifinals*, finals*6:20 a.m.PeacockCBC
Round 1, finals8 p.m.NBC, CNBCCBC

*Women’s 200 semifinals, women’s 400 hurdles semifinals, men’s 3000 steeplechase final, women’s 5000 final will re-air in primetime on NBC

Tuesday, Aug. 3

EventsTime (ET)Channel (U.S.)Channel (Canada)
Finals2 a.m.NBCCBC
Qualifying, Round 1, semifinals, finals, men’s decathlon6:10 a.m.PeacockCBC
Finals, semifinals (live)8 p.m.NBCCBC
Qualifying, semifinals, finals, decathlon, heptathlon (live)8 p.m.USACBC

Wednesday, Aug. 4

EventsTime (ET)Channel (U.S.)Channel (Canada)
Semifinals, finals2 a.m.NBCCBC
Semifinals*, finals*, men’s decathlon, women’s heptathlon5:30 a.m.PeacockCBC
Round 1, finals, (live)8 p.m.USACBC

*Women’s 1500 semifinals, women’s 400m semifinals, women’s 3000 steeplechase final, men’s 800 final and men’s 200 final will re-air in primetime on NBC

Thursday, Aug. 5

EventsTime (ET)Channel (U.S.)Channel (Canada)
Men’s 20km race walk (live)3:30 a.m.NBCSNCBC
Round 1, semifinals*, finals*, men’s decathlon*, women’s heptathlon*6:15 a.m.PeacockCBC
Men’s 50k race walk (live)4:30 p.m.NBCSNCBC

Men’s decathlon (javelin throw), men’s 1500 semifinal, men’s 400 final, women’s heptathlon (800) and men’s decathlon (1500) will re-air in primetime on NBC

Friday, Aug. 6

EventsTime (ET)Channel (U.S.)Channel (Canada)
Women’s 20km race walk (live)3:30 a.m.NBCSNCBC
Round 1, finals*7:25 a.m.PeacockCBC
Women’s marathon (live)6 p.m.USACBC

*Men’s 5000m final, women’s 400m final, women’s 1500m final, women’s 4×100 relay final and men’s 4×100 relay final will re-air in primetime on NBC

Saturday, Aug. 7

EventsTime (ET)Channel (U.S.)Channel (Canada)
Women’s marathon (replay)3:30 p.m.PeacockCBC
Finals6:35 p.m.PeacockCBC
Men’s marathon (live)6 p.m.USACBC

Sunday, Aug. 8

EventsTime (ET)Channel (U.S.)Channel (Canada)
Men’s marathon (replay)6:15 p.m.PeacockCBC

MORE: Full day-by-day schedule of events for the 2021 Olympics

Olympic track and field events schedule

Swimming fans are going to have days filled with their favorite sport.

From July 24-30, every day will have heats early in the morning, and semifinals and finals in the evening. On July 31, there will only be five finals races held in the evening to wrap up swimming at the Olympics. Each day, the morning events will begin at 6 a.m. ET, while the evening events begin at 9:30 p.m. ET.

Thursday, July 29

Evening
Men’s 3000m steeplechase, Round 1
Men’s high jump qualifying
Men’s discus throw qualifying
Women’s 800m, Round 1
Men’s 400m hurdles, Round 1
Women’s 100m, Round 1

Friday, July 30

MorningEvening
Women’s 5000, Round 1Women’s 400m hurdles, Round 1
Women’s triple jump qualifyingWomen’s discus throw qualifying
Mixed 4×400 relay Round 1Men’s pole vault qualifying
Men’s 10,000m finalMen’s 800m, Round 1
Women’s 100m hurdles, Round 1
Men’s 100m, prelims

Saturday, July 31

MorningEvening
Men’s long jump qualifyingWomen’s hammer throw qualifying
Women’s 100m, semifinalsWomen’s 3000m steeplechase, Round 1
Men’s 100m, Round 1Women’s long jump qualifying
Men’s discus throw, finalWomen’s shot put, final
Women’s 800m, semifinalsMen’s 400m, round 1
Mixed 4×400 relay, final
Women’s 100m, final

Sunday, Aug. 1

MorningEvening
Men’s high jump, finalMen’s hammer throw, qualification
Men’s 100m, semifinalWomen’s 1500m, Round 1
Women’s 100m hurdles, semifinalMen’s long jump, final
Women’s triple jump, finalWomen’s 200m, Round 1
Men’s 800m, semifinalWomen’s 100m hurdles, final
Men’s 400m hurdles, semifinal
Men’s 100m, final*

Monday, Aug. 2

MorningEvening
Women’s pole vault qualifyingMen’s triple jump qualifying
Women’s 200m, semifinalMen’s 1500m, Round 1
Women’s discus throw, finalWomen’s javelin throw qualifying
Men’s 400m, semifinalWomen’s 400m, Round 1
Women’s 400m hurdles, semifinalWomen’s long jump, final
Men’s 3000m steeplechase, finalMen’s 200m, Round 1
Women’s 5000m, finalMen’s 400m hurdles, final

Tuesday, Aug. 3

MorningEvening
Men’s 100m hurdles, Round 1Men’s decathlon, 100m
Men’s shot put qualifyingMen’s javelin throw qualifying
Men’s pole vault, finalWomen’s heptathlon, 100m hurdles
Men’s 5000m, Round 1Men’s decathlon, long jump
Women’s hammer throw, finalWomen’s heptathlon, high jump
Men’s 200m, semifinalMen’s 110m hurdles, semifinals
Women’s 800m, finalWomen’s 400m hurdles, final
Women’s 200m, finalMen’s decathlon, shot put

Wednesday, Aug. 4

MorningEvening
Men’s decathlon, high jumpWomen’s high jump qualifying
Women’s 1500m, semifinalWomen’s heptathlon, long jump
Women’s heptathlon, shot putMen’s decathlon, discus throw
Women’s 400m, semifinalWomen’s 4×100 relay, Round 1
Women’s 3000m steeplechase, finalMen’s triple jump, final
Men’s hammer throw, finalMen’s shot put, final
Women’s heptathlon, 200mMen’s 4×100 relay, Round 1
Men’s 800m, finalMen’s 110m hurdles, final
Men’s decathlon, 400mWomen’s heptathlon, javelin throw
Men’s 200m, finalMen’s decathlon, pole vault

Thursday, Aug. 5

MorningEvening
Men’s 20km race walkMen’s 50k race walk
Men’s decathlon, javelin throw
Women’s pole vault, final
Women’s 4×400 relay, round 1
Men’s 1500m, semifinal
Men’s 400m, final
Women’s heptathlon, 800
Men’s decathlon, 1500m

Friday, Aug. 6

MorningEvening
Women’s 20km race walkWomen’s marathon
Men’s 4x400m relay, Round 1
Women’s javelin throw, final
Men’s 5000m, final
Women’s 400m, final
Women’s 1500m, final
Women’s 4x100m relay, final
Men’s 4x100m relay, final

Saturday, Aug. 7

MorningEvening
Women’s high jump, finalMen’s marathon
Women’s 10,000m, final
Men’s javelin throw, final
Women’s 4x400m relay, final
Men’s 4x400m relay, final

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