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Summer Olympic Games

A look at the past, present and future of the Summer Olympic Games, as well as a description and history of each Olympic track and field event.
  1. 2012 Olympic Previews (7)
  2. London Olympics (22)
  3. Olympic Rules (15)

Men's Olympic Records
Olympic track and field records for men, as recognized by the IAAF.

Women's Olympic Records
Women's Olympic track and field records, as recognized by the IAAF.

Track and Field Schedule for the 2012 London Olympics
The complete 2012 Olympic track and field schedule.

A History of the Modern and Ancient Olympics
A brief history of the ancient and modern Olympic Games

Your Road to the Olympic Team – How to Become an Olympic Track & Field Athlete
Eligibility and qualification standards for athletes hoping to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic track and field team.

Olympic Highlights: Jackie Joyner-Kersee Wins Three Heptathlon Medals
Jackie Joyner-Kersee is the only athlete to win three consecutive Olympic multi-events medals.

America's Top Olympians for 2008
The best U.S. Olympic track and field athletes of 2008

Jesse Owens and the 1936 Olympics
Jesse Owens' 1936 Olympic triumph in Berlin meant as much off the track as on.

The Greatest Olympic 1500 Ever? El Guerrouj Nips Lagat in Athens
Hicham El Guerrouj and Bernard Lagat waged a memorable duel in the 2004 Olympic 1500-meter final.

Olympic Track and Field Champions: Where Are They now?
Many former Olympic track and field stars are now coaches. Others are public speakers, authors, entrepreneurs or politicians. Find out what your favorite names from track and field’s past are doing toda

The Story of the Summer Olympic Games.
The story of each summer Olympic track and field event and a look ahead to the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games.

World’s Top 2008 Olympic Contenders
Introducing the world's top gold medal contenders for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

2008 Olympic Track and Field Predictions
Check in for our expert opinions predicting who'll win the track and field hardware in Beijing.

A Comprehensive Look at Olympic Steeplechase
Olympic Steeplechase rules, competition and history

Olympic Highlights: Brisco-Hooks Pioneers 200-400 Double
Valerie Brisco-Hooks became the first runner to win 200- and 400-meter gold medals in the same Olympics, in 1984.

A Comprehensive Look at Olympic Race Walking
Olympic Race Walking rules, competition and history

A Comprehensive Look at Olympic Distance Running
Olympic Distance Running rules, competition and history

A Comprehensive Look at Olympic Hurdles
Olympic Hurdles rules, competition and history

A Comprehensive Look at Olympic Sprints and Relays
Olympic Sprint and Relay rules, competition and history

A Comprehensive Look at Olympic Heptathlon
Olympic Heptathlon rules, competition and history

A Comprehensive Look at Olympic Decathlon
Olympic Decathlon rules, competition and history

A Comprehensive Look at Olympic High Jump
Olympic High Jump rules, competition and history

A Comprehensive Look at Olympic Long Jump
Olympic Long Jump rules, competition and history

A Comprehensive Look at Olympic Pole Vault
Olympic Pole Vault rules, competition and history

A Comprehensive Look at Olympic Triple Jump
Olympic Triple Jump rules, competition and history

A Comprehensive Look at the Olympic Hammer Throw
Olympic Hammer Throw rules, competition and history

A Comprehensive Look at the Olympic Discus Throw
Olympic Discus throw rules, competition and history

A Comprehensive Look at the Olympic Javelin Throw
Olympic Javelin Throw rules, competition and history

A Comprehensive Look at Olympic Shot Put
Olympic Shot Put rules, competition and history

2012 London Olympics Qualifying Standards

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