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Field Events at Olympics
Field Events at Olympics constitute of events that are played by men and women outdoors. Events like long jump, high jump, triple high jump, shot put for men and women, javelin throw, hammer throw and discus, pole vault, all these games form a part of the Summer Games events. All these track events make the Summer Games special and give it a touch of uniqueness since Olympics is the only sports event which has space for every type of sport. Players from various nationalities participate in these games which have been a part of the Olympics right from its inception.
The Field events at Olympics are:
|Obsolete Track and Field athletic events|
British javelin record holder Goldie Sayers has considered not to compete at Rio Olympics in August if Russian athletes are allowed to take part. Allegations of state-organized doping have led to the banning of Russian athletes from international competition. While Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko said that the ban should be lifted, he doesn't have much hope.
The Canadian rowers qualified for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics after the quad finished second in the Olympic qualifying race held in Lucerne, Switzerland. The Canadian quad consists of Rob Gibson, a 2012 London Olympics silver medalist, Will Dean, Pascal Lussier, and Julien Bahain. Canada will join Australia, Estonia, Germany, Great Britain, Lithuania, Poland, Switzerland, Ukraine, and Russia on the start line.
Australia's men's rowing team will not compete at the Rio Olympics for the first time since 1948. The eight-member team has failed to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics as it ended up being a distant fourth at the "Regatta of Death" in Lucerne, Switzerland. Only men's single sculler Rhys Grant qualified for Rio. Even the Australian women's eight also failed to qualify.
World No. 3 golfer Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland is likely to withdraw from Rio Olympics over threats of Zika virus. Earlier, Australia's Marc Leishman and Fiji's Vijay Singh had pulled out of the games citing similar reasons. McIlroy has been closely monitoring the spread of Zika and he hasn't ruled out the possibility of joining the list of absentees from 2016 Summer Olympics.
The 44-year-old veteran shooter, Michael Diamond, was charged with drink-driving, not keeping a firearm safely near Newcastle on Saturday night. He was also charged with handling a firearm under the influence of alcohol. The Australian Olympic team boss Kitty Chiller has warned that Diamond could be ruled out of Summer Olympics if he is convicted.