Rio 2016 – Check out the competitions that can be watched for free


Most tickets for the events at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 are sold out. Fear not, however, as some sports do not require a ticket to experience the excitement of seeing the athletes in action.


Athletics – Race Walk

Pontal beach, in the city’s West Zone, is the start and finish line for three races. The contestants will walk 20 laps between Pontal and Avenida Lucio Costa in Recreio, and in the longer race, will do 25 laps of the 2km path between the Pontal Road and Avenida Lucio Costa in Recreio.

August 19, from 8am to 1pm (men’s 50km), and from 2:30pm to 7pm (women’s 20km).


Athletics – Marathon (male)

The race will pass through the Avenues Presidente Vargas, Rio Branco, Mauá Pier and involve three laps around the Flamengo, up to the Enseada de Botafogo.

August 21 from 9:30 am to 12:15 pm



Follow the events on the waterfront of Copacabana, between post 6 and Santa Clara Street.

August 18, from 11am to 1:15pm (male) and 20 August, from 11am to 1:30pm (female)



Follow the competition almost anywhere in the Bay of Guanabara, with a pair of binoculars!

Until 18 August, from 13h, (female and male)

* All times are according to -3GMT.


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