Athletics at the Summer Olympics

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Athletics at the Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Governing bodyIAAF
Events47 (men: 24; women: 23)
Games

Athletics has been contested at every Summer Olympics since the birth of the modern Olympic movement at the 1896 Summer Olympics. The athletics program traces its earliest roots to events used in the ancient Greek Olympics. The modern program includes track and field events, road running events, and racewalking events. Cross country running was also on the program in earlier editions but it was dropped after the 1924 Summer Olympics.

Events[edit]

The events contested have varied widely. From 1900 to 1920, tug of war was considered to be part of the Olympic athletics programme, although the sports of tug of war and athletics are now considered distinct.[1]

Men's events[edit]

No new events have been added to the men's athletics programme since the 1952 addition of the short racewalk. The roster of events has not changed since then, with the exception of the omission of the long racewalk in 1976 (the IAAF held a 50 km walk World Championships that year instead and as a result the event was restored in 1980). The long racewalk is the only event currently held for men but not included on the women's programme, with the exception of women taking part in the heptathlon rather than the decathlon and the 100 metres hurdles rather than the 110 metres hurdles. The last women's event added to the roster was the 3000 metres steeplechase in 2008.

A total of 52 different events have been held in the men's competition. The current list comprises 24 events. Many of the discontinued events were similar to modern ones but at different lengths, especially in the steeplechasing, hurdling, and racewalking disciplines. Team racing events have been eliminated after appearing in six early editions of the Games. The athletic triathlon (an unusual event, held only once and featuring gymnasts competing in the long jump, shot put, and 100 metre dash) and pentathlon multi-discipline events were phased out in favor of the decathlon, and the medley relay replaced with even-leg relays. Standing jump competitions are no longer held, nor are the various modified throwing events which were experimented with in 1908 and 1912. Cross country running was on the program from 1912 to 1924 and is the most prominent form of athletics not to feature at the Olympics.

Current program
Event 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Years
100 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 29
200 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 28
400 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 28
800 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 29
1500 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 29
5000 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 25
10,000 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 25
Marathon (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 29
110 metres hurdles (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 29
400 metres hurdles (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 27
3000 metres steeplechase (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 24
4 × 100 metres relay (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 25
4 × 400 metres relay (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 25
20 kilometres race walk (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 17
50 kilometres race walk (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 20
High jump (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 29
Pole vault (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 28
Long jump (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 28
Triple jump (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 29
Shot put (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 29
Discus throw (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 29
Hammer throw (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 28
Javelin throw (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 26
Decathlon (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 25
Past events
Event 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Years
60 metres (details) X X 2
200 metres hurdles (details) X X 2
2500 metres steeplechase (details) X 1
2590 metres steeplechase (details) X 1
3200 metres steeplechase (details) X 1
4000 metres steeplechase (details) X 1
Medley relay (details) X 1
3000 metres team race (details) X X X 3
5000 metres team race (details) X 1
3-mile team race (details) X 1
4-mile team race (details) X 1
5 miles (details) X 1
3000 metres race walk (details) X 1
3500 metres race walk (details) X 1
10 kilometres race walk (details) X X X X X 5
10 miles race walk (details) X 1
All-around (details) X 1
Triathlon (details) X 1
Pentathlon (details) X X X 3
Standing long jump (details) X X X X 4
Standing triple jump (details) X X 2
Standing high jump (details) X X X X 4
56 pound weight throw (details) X X 2
Shot put, two hands (details) X 1
Discus throw, Greek style (details) X 1
Discus throw, two hands (details) X 1
Javelin throw, freestyle (details) X 1
Javelin throw, two hands (details) X 1
Individual cross country (details) X X X 3
Team cross country (details) X X X 3
Total 12 23 25 26 30 29 27 22 23 23 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 23 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24

Women's events[edit]

Women's competition in athletics began at the 1928 Summer Olympics

Current program
Event 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Games
100 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 22
200 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 19
400 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 15
800 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 17
1500 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X 13
5000 metres (details) X X X X X X X 7
10,000 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X 9
Marathon (details) X X X X X X X X X X 10
100 metres hurdles (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X 13
400 metres hurdles (details) X X X X X X X X X X 10
3000 metres steeplechase (details) X X X X 4
4 × 100 metres relay (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 22
4 × 400 metres relay (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X 13
20 kilometres race walk (details) X X X X X X 6
High jump (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 22
Pole vault (details) X X X X X X 6
Long jump (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 19
Triple jump (details) X X X X X X X 7
Shot put (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 19
Discus throw (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 22
Hammer throw (details) X X X X X X 6
Javelin throw (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 21
Heptathlon (details) X X X X X X X X X X 10
Past events
Event 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Games
80 metres hurdles (details) X X X X X X X X 8
Pentathlon (details) X X X X X 5
3000 metres (details) X X X 3
10 kilometres race walk (details) X X 2
Total 5 6 6 9 9 9 10 12 12 14 14 14 17 18 19 20 22 22 23 23 23 23

Nations[edit]

Nearly every nation that has competed at the Olympics has entered the athletics competition. The number in each box represents the number of athletes the nation sent.[2]

Nation 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Years
 Afghanistan (AFG) 2 5 2 2 2 2 6
 Albania (ALB) 1 2 2 2 2 1 6
 Algeria (ALG) 4 9 9 12 9 8 21 20 12 6 10
 American Samoa (ASA) 1 2 2 2 1 1 6
 Andorra (AND) 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 7
 Angola (ANG) 3 6 5 2 2 1 1 2 8
 Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) 8 10 10 5 8 2 3 4 3 9
 Argentina (ARG) 10 7 11 8 24 16 2 4 6 6 9 2 7 2 4 8 11 8 11 9 20
 Armenia (ARM) 2 3 2 2 4 5
 Aruba (ARU) 2 2 1 2 1 5
 Australasia (ANZ) 9 5 2
 Australia (AUS) 1 1 2 4 9 7 4 5 18 17 76 28 35 24 22 27 21 30 28 35 60 82 42 40 50 25
 Austria (AUT) 1 2 12 7 4 2 29 15 15 3 9 8 12 15 6 11 6 10 16 11 12 6 3 7 24
 Azerbaijan (AZE) 4 4 4 2 3 5
 Bahamas (BAH) 1 2 3 8 8 8 14 11 8 20 19 16 18 20 14
 Bahrain (BRN) 1 3 6 1 2 6 11 9 8
 Bangladesh (BAN) 1 4 4 2 2 1 2 1 8
 Barbados (BAR) 2 7 9 9 6 8 4 11 3 3 4 11
 Belarus (BLR) 34 31 41 47 44 5
 Belgium (BEL) 6 2 42 17 32 13 18 21 6 12 10 15 15 25 19 15 13 7 12 9 9 17 14 23
 Belize (BIZ) 2 2 4 5 5 4 2 2 3 2 10
 Benin (BEN) 1 9 6 4 5 2 2 2 2 9
 Bermuda (BER) 6 2 2 8 4 5 4 3 1 1 2 2 12
 Bohemia (BOH) 4 3 11 3
 Bolivia (BOL) 4 1 3 2 6 3 2 2 2 2 10
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) 4 2 4 2 2 2 6
 Botswana (BOT) 7 6 6 5 6 6 9 7 3 9
 Brazil (BRA) 8 19 10 12 10 6 5 1 3 2 8 11 20 20 24 40 18 34 41 30 67 21
 British Virgin Islands (IVB) 4 2 1 6 1 1 2 2 8
 British West Indies (BWI) 7 1
 Brunei (BRU) 1 1 2 3
 Bulgaria (BUL) 4 2 4 8 9 9 18 19 47 22 21 17 22 19 15 8 16
 Burkina Faso (BUR) 1 4 3 4 2 3 2 2 8
 Burundi (BDI) 7 6 5 2 3 5
 Cameroon (CMR) 1 1 4 4 9 5 7 8 11 7 5 2 12
 Cambodia (CAM) 4 2 2 2 2 2 6
 Canada (CAN) 4 6 27 18 14 27 32 29 28 27 22 18 16 16 27 32 55 61 63 48 39 36 21 29 42 25
 Cape Verde (CPV) 3 2 1 1 2 5
 Cayman Islands (CAY) 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 7
 Central African Republic (CAF) 1 1 1 8 5 2 2 2 2 9
 Chad (CHA) 2 3 3 3 6 4 4 2 1 2 1 11
 Chile (CHI) 6 2 3 8 10 15 15 6 4 3 8 2 1 6 5 3 4 7 3 6 8 21
 China (CHN) 1 22 3 22 44 33 31 26 52 66 51 11
 Chinese Taipei (TPE) 4 6 5 11 7 10 12 2 7 2 2 3 6 13
 Colombia (COL) 1 5 2 4 4 4 7 7 4 5 8 5 13 11 11 14 29 17
 Comoros (COM) 4 2 2 2 2 5
 Republic of the Congo (CGO) 2 6 6 6 7 6 2 2 1 2 2 11
 Democratic Republic of the Congo (COD) 2 6 7 2 2 2 2 2 8
 Cook Islands (COK) 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 7
 Costa Rica (CRC) 2 1 3 4 8 2 1 3 4 9
 Croatia (CRO) 2 3 15 12 10 9 6
 Cuba (CUB) 1 1 3 5 2 3 3 18 19 26 17 34 46 33 33 43 46 17
 Cyprus (CYP) 3 4 5 8 10 7 6 4 8
 Czech Republic (CZE) 23 24 36 29 31 5
 Czechoslovakia (TCH) 16 18 11 3 31 11 20 16 22 12 13 27 14 22 23 18 16
 Denmark (DEN) 3 4 8 14 18 9 10 2 10 16 11 2 9 4 6 13 3 2 3 5 3 7 4 5 3 6 26
 Djibouti (DJI) 3 5 5 3 2 2 2 7
 Dominica (DMA) 5 2 2 2 2 5
 Dominican Republic (DOM) 1 9 2 2 4 3 3 2 5 6 9 11
 East Germany (GDR) 47 62 58 82 58 5
 East Timor (TLS) 2 1 2 3
 Ecuador (ECU) 3 1 1 3 5 7 4 3 8 11 13 11
 Egypt (EGY) 2 1 4 2 7 1 7 4 2 2 4 6 12
 Eritrea (ERI) 3 4 10 11 4
 Equatorial Guinea (GEQ) 4 6 7 5 2 2 2 2 8
 El Salvador (ESA) 10 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 9
 Estonia (EST) 7 11 4 1 7 5 13 5 15 14 10 18 12
 Ethiopia (ETH) 8 5 5 9 20 25 15 16 24 24 27 31 12
 Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) 2 2 2 2 4
 Fiji (FIJ) 1 2 1 2 2 4 8 7 7 1 2 2 2 13
 Finland (FIN) 15 23 26 52 35 22 37 36 69 19 26 17 10 32 31 26 22 18 26 26 23 23 19 17 24
 France (FRA) 5 21 (1) 19 25 59 70 50 12 40 65 54 29 36 38 40 49 44 31 43 55 57 49 53 55 48 47 26
 Gabon (GAB) 2 1 2 4 2 2 2 2 8
 The Gambia (GAM) 10 3 5 9 2 2 2 2 8
 Georgia (GEO) 2 2 3 2 4 5
 Germany (GER) 5 6 2 20 24 62 27 77 39 79 85 64 71 53 71 15
 Ghana (GHA) 7 7 12 8 13 15 11 8 15 18 10 3 2 13
 Great Britain (GBR) 5 9 3 126 61 41 65 55 24 52 79 66 55 61 62 68 70 52 61 85 102 91 77 72 54 58 69 27
 Greece (GRE) 30 2 10 12 5 9 12 13 7 14 15 11 6 19 5 7 12 12 8 10 6 11 25 43 56 32 23 27
 Grenada (GRN) 2 2 4 5 2 3 8 6 8
 Guam (GUM) 6 2 2 2 2 2 2 7
 Guatemala (GUA) 6 5 3 7 1 6 7 5 4 6 10
 Guinea (GUI) 3 2 5 4 2 1 2 2 8
 Guinea-Bissau (GBS) 2 2 2 2 2 5
 Guyana (GUY) 1 2 4 1 2 4 3 3 6 4 2 3 3 13
 Haiti (HAI) 3 2 2 7 10 1 3 2 3 3 4 4 4 13
 Honduras (HON) 6 3 3 3 4 1 1 1 2 2 10
 Hong Kong (HKG) 4 3 3 3 1 5 1 2 5 9
 Hungary (HUN) 3 9 2 19 27 16 26 5 25 12 35 19 26 31 31 33 16 27 15 24 22 37 35 20 18 25
 Iceland (ISL) 1 4 11 9 2 7 2 3 4 7 4 7 7 4 3 6 2 3 3 19
 India (IND) 1 3 7 7 4 4 8 8 8 11 13 2 8 4 11 8 5 2 6 24 17 14 14 23
 Independent Olympic Participants (IOP) 9 2 2 3
 Indonesia (INA) 1 3 1 1 1 5 5 1 5 2 2 2 12
 Iran (IRI) 1 2 1 8 1 3 4 1 2 1 1 2 6 10 14
 Iraq (IRQ) 2 11 4 6 2 1 2 2 2 2 10
 Ireland (IRL) 10 10 4 10 2 3 9 7 5 13 7 7 17 18 19 24 32 11 16 21 20
 Israel (ISR) 7 1 8 5 2 2 6 4 4 8 5 4 3 13
 Italy (ITA) 2 12 12 24 36 24 21 32 25 33 21 47 22 26 40 32 26 51 38 39 50 47 35 45 33 25
 Ivory Coast (CIV) 6 7 6 8 6 9 9 5 8 2 1 3 12
 Jamaica (JAM) 10 7 6 15 15 21 14 16 32 26 28 38 43 41 45 42 16
 Japan (JPN) 2 11 8 16 34 46 19 20 20 64 19 19 15 22 29 31 32 40 38 37 44 21
 Jordan (JOR) 5 2 2 2 2 2 2 7
 Kazakhstan (KAZ) 18 25 21 19 24 5
 Kenya (KEN) 8 5 11 18 22 32 33 38 43 36 31 37 42 13
 Kiribati (KIR) 2 1 2 3
 Kuwait (KUW) 2 2 6 8 2 6 4 1 4 5 2 3 12
 Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) 6 8 7 5 2 5
 Laos (LAO) 7 1 5 5 2 2 2 2 8
 Latvia (LAT) 10 6 2 7 7 16 17 15 16 22 10
 Lebanon (LIB) 1 2 1 2 3 3 1 2 2 2 2 11
 Lesotho (LES) 1 5 2 3 6 9 2 2 4 3 10
 Liberia (LBR) 4 4 1 5 7 4 5 8 2 3 3 11
 Libya (LBA) 1 7 2 1 4 1 2 2 2 9
 Liechtenstein (LIE) 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 12
 Lithuania (LTU) 5 8 14 18 12 18 20 17 8
 Luxembourg (LUX) 2 6 3 4 6 6 7 3 6 3 1 1 3 1 1 3 1 1 18
 Macedonia (MKD) 2 2 2 2 4
 Madagascar (MAD) 3 3 7 3 2 5 6 7 3 2 2 11
 Malawi (MAW) 11 5 5 4 2 2 2 2 2 9
 Malaya (MAL) 7 3 2
 Malaysia (MAS) 12 10 8 3 2 2 1 3 2 2 3 2 12
 Maldives (MDV) 7 5 5 2 2 2 2 7
 Mali (MLI) 2 1 1 3 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 12
 Malta (MLT) 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 9
 Marshall Islands (MHL) 2 2 2
 Mauritius (MRI) 4 3 3 12 6 4 3 2 8
 Mauritania (MTN) 2 6 4 2 2 2 2 7
 Mexico (MEX) 11 11 25 3 5 2 1 5 5 26 11 7 7 16 21 24 15 22 27 23 18 21
 Moldova (MDA) 7 11 12 14 8 5
 Monaco (MON) 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
 Montenegro (MNE) 2 2 2
 Mongolia (MGL) 3 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 9
 Morocco (MAR) 8 4 4 8 3 11 13 17 24 22 26 21 12
 Mozambique (MOZ) 9 7 3 3 1 2 2 1 2 9
 Myanmar (MYA) 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 3 2 2 2 2 13
 Namibia (NAM) 3 3 6 3 4 3 6
 Nepal (NEP) 2 2 1 5 5 7 1 2 2 2 2 2 12
 Netherlands (NED) 19 1 11 20 50 7 18 22 10 10 8 12 7 5 9 13 18 15 10 9 20 14 18 23
 Netherlands Antilles (AHO) 2 3 1 1 2 2 1 7
 New Zealand (NZL) 2 1 3 6 3 3 4 9 14 14 9 16 10 14 6 13 18 8 13 10 8 21
 Nicaragua (NCA) 7 5 5 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 10
 Niger (NIG) 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 8
 Nigeria (NGR) 9 10 8 14 15 19 16 17 23 14 32 28 17 22 21 15
 North Borneo (NBO) 2 1
 North Korea (PRK) 2 3 3 3 4 6 4 6 5 9
 North Yemen (YAR) 2 4 2
 Norway (NOR) 2 11 21 16 10 13 3 11 20 19 5 11 6 5 13 10 13 12 9 13 12 9 9 11 24
 Oman (OMA) 7 5 4 1 4 1 2 2 8
 Pakistan (PAK) 5 16 17 12 6 5 2 3 7 4 2 2 2 2 2 15
 Palau (PLW) 2 2 2 2 4
 Palestine (PLE) 1 1 2 2 2 5
 Panama (PAN) 1 4 4 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 3 12
 Papua New Guinea (PNG) 3 5 6 6 6 2 2 2 2 9
 Paraguay (PAR) 2 1 5 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 10
 Peru (PER) 9 9 3 4 3 1 5 2 1 2 5 2 2 3 5 15
 Philippines (PHI) 1 2 1 6 1 1 4 7 11 4 6 1 6 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 20
 Poland (POL) 14 15 7 17 7 29 23 49 35 31 45 32 48 21 24 23 35 45 60 52 20
 Portugal (POR) 3 3 3 1 2 4 7 5 3 1 6 6 3 14 28 36 30 21 26 27 24 21
 Puerto Rico (PUR) 4 10 7 7 6 6 9 10 14 5 7 5 8 3 5 10 16
 Qatar (QAT) 6 8 11 9 12 10 14 6 8
 Rhodesia (RHO) 2 3 2
 Russia (RUS) 1 32 85 109 115 104 97 7
 Romania (ROU) 13 5 12 5 9 12 11 18 16 21 9 5 25 25 23 26 17 17 18
 Rwanda (RWA) 3 6 7 4 3 3 2 3 8
 Saar (SAA) 6 1
 Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) 10 2 2 4 4 5
 Saint Lucia (LCA) 5 3 1 3 2 5
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (VIN) 6 6 8 2 2 2 2 7
 Samoa (SAM) 2 1 2 2 2 1 6
 San Marino (SMR) 2 1 2 2 5 1 1 1 1 1 10
 São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) 2 2 2 2 2 5
 Saudi Arabia (KSA) 10 14 6 2 9 11 7 8 10 9
 Senegal (SEN) 12 9 12 10 10 11 12 9 7 9 9 2 6 13
 Serbia (SRB) 2 10 14 3
 Serbia and Montenegro (SCG) 8 24 7 3
 Seychelles (SEY) 9 5 4 2 2 2 2 2 9
 Sierra Leone (SLE) 2 12 5 8 11 12 2 2 2 2 10
 Singapore (SIN) 1 1 4 1 3 1 2 2 2 2 10
 Slovakia (SVK) 14 16 12 18 11 5
 Slovenia (SLO) 4 10 19 19 17 12 8
 Solomon Islands (SOL) 2 1 3 2 2 2 2 7
 Somalia (SOM) 3 7 5 4 2 2 2 2 8
 South Africa (RSA) 3 6 7 13 12 9 4 14 6 13 9 7 16 22 23 32 23 20 18
 South Korea (KOR) 9 6 7 6 17 4 2 11 47 11 17 13 18 17 17 15
 South Vietnam (VNM) 1 2 1 3
 South Yemen (YMD) 3 1
 Soviet Union (URS) 77 75 81 84 70 74 70 99 83 9
 Spain (ESP) 14 13 10 7 13 6 10 11 17 21 26 34 59 56 58 56 54 46 18
 Sri Lanka (SRI) 3 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 2 7 6 13 4 2 2 15
 Suriname (SUR) 1 1 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 11
 Sudan (SUD) 2 2 6 3 3 3 3 2 4 8 4 11
 Swaziland (SWZ) 1 3 5 5 4 2 2 2 2 9
 Sweden (SWE) 1 8 31 106 64 33 29 9 37 50 45 17 26 16 18 26 19 16 24 11 19 17 14 12 12 9 26
 Switzerland (SUI) 1 1 13 17 9 3 19 20 28 21 12 22 28 7 15 17 19 15 23 13 9 7 11 23
 Syria (SYR) 1 12 1 3 1 3 2 2 2 9
 Tajikistan (TJK) 1 2 2 2 2 5
 Tanzania (TAN) 4 3 7 16 12 6 4 5 4 8 7 3 12
 Thailand (THA) 8 8 8 18 4 4 10 4 18 8 12 3 11 2 14
 Togo (TOG) 2 3 3 4 5 2 2 1 2 9
 Tonga (TGA) 2 4 2 2 2 2 2 7
 Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 3 3 6 8 10 10 9 11 3 5 6 15 14 23 20 15
 Tunisia (TUN) 11 6 3 4 2 2 1 6 9 3 4 5 12
 Turkey (TUR) 2 4 5 13 13 13 4 4 3 2 5 4 2 3 5 13 15 31 18
 Turkmenistan (TKM) 1 2 2 2 2 5
 Tuvalu (TUV) 2 2 2
 Uganda (UGA) 3 4 8 3 8 6 10 13 4 4 5 4 7 11 14
 Ukraine (UKR) 43 54 50 66 73 5
 Unified Team (EUN) 99 1
 United Team of Germany (EUA) 43 90 97 3
 United Arab Emirates (UAE) 7 4 1 1 1 1 2 7
 United Arab Republic (UAR) 2 1
 United States (USA) 10 41 86 84 109 90 96 98 82 77 76 71 81 81 86 91 95 92 110 114 117 121 116 116 121 123 26
 Uruguay (URU) 5 2 1 1 3 2 1 1 2 2 4 3 3 2 14
 Uzbekistan (UZB) 12 22 10 12 13 5
 Vanuatu (VAN) 3 6 4 2 2 2 2 7
 Venezuela (VEN) 7 4 7 6 6 10 1 1 3 4 6 5 4 12 14
 Vietnam (VIE) 7 2 4 2 2 2 2 2 8
 Virgin Islands (ISV) 2 1 3 4 7 10 7 3 2 2 4 11
 West Germany (FRG) 67 87 54 58 47 5
 Yemen (YEM) 3 3 2 1 2 2 6
 Yugoslavia (YUG) 5 4 1 21 15 19 7 22 9 8 16 13 14 6 10 15
 Zambia (ZAM) 5 3 7 9 4 4 4 4 4 2 2 3 12
 Zimbabwe (ZIM) 3 4 6 7 7 6 8 6 7 3 10
No. of nations 10 15 10 20 27 25 40 40 34 43 53 57 59 72 80 92 104 79 70 124 148 156 190 193 196 200 201
Year 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20

Medal table[edit]

Updated after the 2016 Summer Olympics, considering stripped medals as of June 21, 2017

Sources:[3][4]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)332259204795
2 Soviet Union (URS)645574193
3 Great Britain (GBR)558070205
4 Finland (FIN)483630114
5 East Germany (GDR)383635109
6 Kenya (KEN)30372693
7 Poland (POL)25181457
8 Jamaica (JAM)22352077
9 Ethiopia (ETH)22102153
10 Australia (AUS)21262673
11 Russia (RUS)21202162
12 Sweden (SWE)19214181
13 Italy (ITA)19152660
14 Germany (GER)18243880
15 France (FRA)14262969
16 Canada (CAN)14153160
17 West Germany (FRG)12141743
18 Romania (ROU)11141035
19 Czechoslovakia (TCH)118524
20 Cuba (CUB)10141741
21 Hungary (HUN)10121840
22 New Zealand (NZL)1031124
23 South Africa (RSA)814628
24 China (CHN)871227
25 Greece (GRE)7121130
26 Unified Team (EUN)711321
27 Japan (JPN)79925
28 Norway (NOR)75820
29 Morocco (MAR)65819
30 Netherlands (NED)64616
31 Bulgaria (BUL)58619
32 Belgium (BEL)55212
33 Brazil (BRA)53917
34 Bahamas (BAH)52512
35 Czech Republic (CZE)51713
36 United Team of Germany (EUA)418830
37 Algeria (ALG)4329
38 Portugal (POR)42410
39 Ireland (IRL)4217
40 Mexico (MEX)36211
41 Belarus (BLR)35614
 Spain (ESP)35614
43 Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)34815
44 Croatia (CRO)3115
 Lithuania (LTU)3115
46 Nigeria (NGR)24713
47 Argentina (ARG)2305
48 Ukraine (UKR)221317
49 Tunisia (TUN)2215
50 Estonia (EST)2136
51 Dominican Republic (DOM)2103
52 Kazakhstan (KAZ)2024
53 Uganda (UGA)2013
54 Cameroon (CMR)2002
55 Austria (AUT)1247
56 Slovenia (SLO)1214
57 Bahrain (BRN)1113
 Colombia (COL)1113
59 Burundi (BDI)1102
 Ecuador (ECU)1102
 Grenada (GRN)1102
 Mixed team (ZZX)1102
 South Korea (KOR)1102
64 Panama (PAN)1023
65 Mozambique (MOZ)1012
66 Luxembourg (LUX)1001
 Slovakia (SVK)1001
 Syria (SYR)1001
 Tajikistan (TJK)1001
70 Switzerland (SUI)0628
71 Denmark (DEN)0437
72 Latvia (LAT)0415
73 Namibia (NAM)0404
74 Chile (CHI)0202
 India (IND)0202
 Sri Lanka (SRI)0202
 Tanzania (TAN)0202
 Yugoslavia (YUG)0202
79 Qatar (QAT)0123
80 Chinese Taipei (TPE)0112
 Iceland (ISL)0112
 Venezuela (VEN)0112
83 Bohemia (BOH)0101
 Botswana (BOT)0101
 Guatemala (GUA)0101
 Haiti (HAI)0101
 Iran (IRI)0101
 Ivory Coast (CIV)0101
 Saudi Arabia (KSA)0101
 Senegal (SEN)0101
 Sudan (SUD)0101
 Zambia (ZAM)0101
93 Turkey (TUR)0033
94 British West Indies (BWI)0022
 Philippines (PHI)0022
96 Australasia (ANZ)0011
 Barbados (BAR)0011
 Djibouti (DJI)0011
 Eritrea (ERI)0011
 Puerto Rico (PUR)0011
 Serbia (SRB)0011
Totals (101 nations)9749779762927

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Past Olympic Sports. Olympics/IOC. Retrieved on 2010-08-30.
  2. ^ Statistics can be found at "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2012-11-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link), for example, Finland Athletics participants for 1956 Olympics are at www.sports-reference.com/olympics/countries/FIN/summer/1956/ATH/ Archived 2015-07-13 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Historical Medallists
  4. ^ "2016 medalists". rio2016.com. Archived from the original on 2016-08-22.

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