Track sprint: How the Tokyo 2020 Olympic track sprint works

The need to know about the sprint competition at the Olympic Games

The women's track sprint at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
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The track sprint (match sprint or just sprint) is a regular event at the Olympic Games and will feature again for men and women at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The sprint has been in the Games in every edition aside from 1904 for the men, with women competing since 1988.

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