100 days until Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. Here are athletes, storylines to watch
The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are fast approaching.
The world’s greatest sporting event will feature new faces (Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky), and old (Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps). And whether it’s in the pool, on the track, in the sand, on a balance beam or on the roads, one thing is for sure: history will be made.
April 27 marks 100 days until the Summer Games will officially begin on Aug. 5 with the lighting of the Olympic cauldron at Maracanã Stadium.
With Rio just one hour ahead of the Eastern time zone, most marquee events will go off in prime time. Swimming and gymnastics will be among the top sports to watch in the first week with track and basketball coming in the second half.
Here are the top 100 storylines and athletes to watch in Rio from SI staff members: