With exactly one month to go before the athletics gets underway, the athletics statistics handbook for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is now available to access from the IAAF website as an online ebook and as a PDF download.
The 420-page book has been produced in collaboration with the Association of Track and Field Statisticians (ATFS) and edited by renowned athletics statistician Mark Butler.
It features a wealth of information, including results and reports of all 951 Olympic finals to date. There are also all-time medals tables, statistics on the oldest and youngest athletes in Olympic history, a full country index, plus much more.
“Athletes often speak about the ‘record books’ in a figurative sense, but this publication is as close as you can get to a definitive book of records for track and field at the Olympic Games,” said IAAF President Sebastian Coe. “I, along with thousands of athletics fans around the world, will regularly be consulting its hundreds of pages as the action unfolds in Rio later this year.”
The athletics at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be held from 12-21 August.