Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt will be in action in the men's 100m preliminary round on 13 August (Saturday).
Where to watch live
The men's100m heats start at 1.30pm BST. The full coverage of all the athletics action of the Rio 2016 Olympics will be telecast live on BBC One, BBC Four and Red Button in the United Kingdom. In addition to this, there will be up to 24 HD video streams to follow the event on desktop, mobile and tablet.
Below is a list of all Olympics 2016 Athletics broadcasters from across the world.
Arguably the greatest sprinter in history, Usain Bolt comes into the Rio 2016 Olympics looking for an unprecedented three-peat, the aim of winning his third consecutive gold medal in the 100m.
Since making his presence felt at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with world record breaking performances in the 100m, 200m and 4X100m races, the Jamaican has not been defeated on the track in an Olympic or world championship race.
The 29-year-old, who holds the world record for both 100m and 200m set at the 2009 World Championship in Berlin, will become the first athlete to win the 100m Olympic event three times in a row, going past American legend Carl Lewis who has won it twice in 1984 and 1988
Bolt though will face competition in the form of Justin Gatlin of US who owns the two fastest 100m times this year while there is always a threat from fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake.
The Jamaican comes into the preliminaries as the favourite to defend his crown, with this event expected to be one of most watched in the world due to the popularity of Bolt, who is one of the biggest, if not the biggest superstar at the Olympic Games.
Below is a list of TV channels that would air the game around the world:
|Argentina||America Movil, DirecTV, ESPN, Fox Sports|
|Antigua & Barbuda||ABS|
|Brazil||Fox Sports Brazil|
|Colombia||ESPN, Fox Sports|
|France||France 4, Foot+|
|Hong Kong||TVB Sport|
|Middle East||beIN Sports Arabia|
|Spain||TVE La 1, TDP|
|United States||USA Network, NBC Sports|