| Athletics at the|
1948 Summer Olympics
|80 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men|
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men|
|10 km walk||men|
|50 km walk||men|
At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, 33 athletics events were contested, 24 for men and 9 for women. Three events made their Olympic debut at these Games: women's 200 metres, women's long jump and women's shot put. There were a total number of 745 participating athletes from 53 countries.
|Totals (22 nations)||33||33||33||99|
|100 metres|| Harrison Dillard |
|10.3|| Barney Ewell |
|10.4|| Lloyd LaBeach |
|200 metres|| Mel Patton |
|21.1|| Barney Ewell |
|21.1|| Lloyd LaBeach |
|400 metres|| Arthur Wint |
|46.2|| Herb McKenley |
|46.4|| Mal Whitfield |
|800 metres|| Mal Whitfield |
|1:49.2|| Arthur Wint |
|1:49.5|| Marcel Hansenne |
|1500 metres|| Henry Eriksson |
|3:49.8|| Lennart Strand |
|3:50.4|| Wim Slijkhuis |
|5000 metres|| Gaston Reiff |
|14:17.6|| Emil Zátopek |
|14:17.8|| Wim Slijkhuis |
|10,000 metres|| Emil Zátopek |
|29:59.6|| Alain Mimoun |
|30:47.4|| Bertil Albertsson |
|110 metres hurdles|| William Porter |
|13.9|| Clyde Scott |
|14.1|| Craig Dixon |
|400 metres hurdles|| Roy Cochran |
|51.1|| Duncan White |
|51.8|| Rune Larsson |
|3000 metres steeplechase|| Tore Sjöstrand |
|9:04.6|| Erik Elmsäter |
|9:08.2|| Göte Hagström |
|4 × 100 metres relay|| United States (USA)|
|40.6|| Great Britain (GBR)|
|41.3|| Italy (ITA)|
|4 × 400 metres relay|| United States (USA)|
|3:10.4|| France (FRA)|
Robert Chef D'Hotel
|3:14.8|| Sweden (SWE)|
|Marathon|| Delfo Cabrera |
|2:34:51.6|| Tom Richards |
|2:35:07.6|| Etienne Gailly |
|10 kilometres walk|| John Mikaelsson |
|45:13.2|| Ingemar Johansson |
|45:43.8|| Fritz Schwab |
|50 kilometres walk|| John Ljunggren |
|4:41:52|| Gaston Godel |
|4:48:17|| Tebbs Lloyd Johnson |
|High jump|| John Winter |
|1.98 m|| Bjørn Paulson |
|1.95 m|| George Stanich |
|Pole vault|| Guinn Smith |
|4.30 m|| Erkki Kataja |
|4.20 m|| Robert Richards |
|Long jump|| Willie Steele |
|7.825 m|| Theo Bruce |
|7.55 m|| Herbert Douglas |
|Triple jump|| Arne Åhman |
|15.40 m|| George Avery |
|15.36 m|| Ruhi Sarialp |
|Shot put|| Wilbur Thompson |
|17.12 m|| Jim Delaney |
|16.68 m|| Jim Fuchs |
|Discus throw|| Adolfo Consolini |
|52.78 m|| Giuseppe Tosi |
|51.78 m|| Fortune Gordien |
|Hammer throw|| Imre Németh |
|56.07 m|| Ivan Gubijan |
|54.27 m|| Robert Bennett |
|Javelin throw|| Tapio Rautavaara |
|69.77 m|| Steve Seymour |
|67.56 m|| József Várszegi |
|Decathlon|| Bob Mathias |
|7139|| Ignace Heinrich |
|6974|| Floyd Simmons |
|100 metres|| Fanny Blankers-Koen |
|11.9|| Dorothy Manley |
|12.2|| Shirley Strickland |
|200 metres|| Fanny Blankers-Koen |
|24.4|| Audrey Williamson |
|25.1|| Audrey Patterson |
|80 metres hurdles|| Fanny Blankers-Koen |
|11.2|| Maureen Gardner |
|11.2|| Shirley Strickland |
|4 × 100 metres relay|| Netherlands (NED)|
Xenia Stad-de Jong
Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs
|47.5|| Australia (AUS)|
|47.6|| Canada (CAN)|
|High jump|| Alice Coachman |
|1.68 m|| Dorothy Tyler |
|1.68 m|| Micheline Ostermeyer |
|Long jump|| Olga Gyarmati |
|5.695 m|| Noemí Simonetto |
|5.60 m|| Ann-Britt Leyman |
|Shot put|| Micheline Ostermeyer |
|13.75 m|| Amelia Piccinini |
|13.09 m|| Ine Schäffer |
|Discus throw|| Micheline Ostermeyer |
|41.92 m|| Edera Cordiale |
|41.17 m|| Jacqueline Mazeas |
|Javelin throw|| Herma Bauma |
|45.57 m|| Kaisa Parviainen |
|43.79 m|| Lily Carlstedt |
14 new Olympic records were set in the athletics events. No new world records were set.
|800 metres||2 August||Final||Mal Whitfield||United States||1:49.2|
|5000 metres||2 August||Final||Gaston Reiff||Belgium||14:17.6|
|10,000 metres||30 July||Final||Emil Zátopek||Czechoslovakia||29:59.6|
|110 metres hurdles||4 August||Final||William Porter||United States||13.9|
|400 metres hurdles||31 July||Final||Roy Cochran||United States||51.1|
|10 kilometres walk||7 August||Final||John Mikaelsson||Sweden||45:13.2|
|Shot put||3 August||Final||Wilbur Thompson||United States||17.12 m|
|Discus throw||2 August||Final||Adolfo Consolini||Italy||52.78 m|
|200 metres||6 August||Final||Fanny Blankers-Koen||Netherlands||24.4|
|80 metres hurdles||4 August||Final|| Fanny Blankers-Koen |
| Netherlands |
|High jump||7 August||Final|| Alice Coachman |
| United States |
|Long jump||4 August||Final||Olga Gyarmati||Hungary||5.695 m|
|Shot put||4 August||Final||Micheline Ostermeyer||France||13.75 m|
|Javelin throw||31 July||Final||Herma Bauma||Austria||45.57 m|
The 1948 Summer Olympics were an international multi-sport event held from 29 July to 14 August 1948 in London, United Kingdom. Following a twelve-year hiatus caused by the outbreak of World War II, these were the first Summer Olympics held since the 1936 Games in Berlin. The 1940 Olympic Games had been scheduled for Tokyo and then for Helsinki, while the 1944 Olympic Games had been provisionally planned for London. This was the second time London had hosted the Olympic Games, having previously hosted them in 1908, forty years earlier. The Olympics would again return to London 64 years later in 2012, making London the first city to have hosted the games three times, and the only such city until Paris and Los Angeles host their third games in 2024 and 2028, respectively. The 1948 Olympic Games were also the first of two summer Games held under the IOC presidency of Sigfrid Edström.
The 1908 Summer Olympics were an international multi-sport event held in London, United Kingdom, from 27 April to 31 October 1908. The 1908 Games were originally scheduled to be held in Rome, but were relocated on financial grounds following the violent eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 1906, which claimed over 100 lives; Rome eventually hosted the Games in 1960.
The 400 metres hurdles is a track and field hurdling event. The event has been on the Olympic athletics programme since 1900 for men and since 1984 for women.
The field hockey tournament at the 1948 Summer Olympics was the sixth edition of the field hockey event at the Summer Olympics.
At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, 11 swimming events were contested, six for men and five for women. All swimming events took place at the Empire Pool. There was a total of 249 participants from 34 countries competing.
At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, 33 athletics events were contested, 24 for men and 9 for women. There were a total number of 963 participating athletes from 57 countries.
Final results for the Boxing competition at the 1948 Summer Olympics.
At the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, 27 athletics events were contested. The competition was held on a 400-meter track and would become the standard for athletics tracks in the future. For the first time, women's events in athletics were included in the Olympic Games program. There was a total of 706 participants from 40 countries competing.
At the 1948 Summer Olympics, 16 wrestling events were contested, for all men. There were eight weight classes in Greco-Roman wrestling and eight classes in freestyle wrestling. The freestyle competitions were held from July 29 to July 31, 1948 and the Greco-Roman events were held from August 3 to August 6, 1948.
At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, 29 athletics events were contested, 23 for men and 6 for women. The program of events was unchanged from the previous Games. There was a total of 776 participants from 43 countries competing.
The football tournament of the 1948 Summer Olympics was won by Sweden.
At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, nine events in gymnastics were contested. Finland led all nations with six gold medals and ten medals overall.
At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, nine events in sprint canoe racing were contested. For the first time, a women's event was part of the Olympic program.
The weightlifting competition at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London consisted of six weight classes, all for men only. The bantamweight division was a newly created weight class, marking the first change to the Olympic program since 1920.
Guyana sent a team to compete at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Four representatives of Guyana qualified to take part in the Beijing Games–Adam Harris, Marian Burnett, and Aliann Pompey in track, and Niall Roberts in swimming–and Pompey advanced past the first round in her event, progressing to semifinals. Meanwhile, Alika Morgan and Geron Williams (cycling) took part in the Games' Youth Olympics camp, held in Beijing at the same time as the Olympics. Along with coaches and administrative members, Guyana sent a total of ten people to Beijing. The appearance of Guyana's delegation in Beijing marked the fifteenth Guyanese Olympic delegation to appear at an Olympic games, which started with their participation as British Guiana in the 1948 Summer Olympics. There were no medalists from Guyana at the Beijing Olympics. Roberts was Guyana's flagbearer at the ceremonies in Beijing.
The volleyball tournaments at the 2012 Olympic Games in London were played between 28 July and 12 August.
The men's 400 metres hurdles event at the 1948 Summer Olympic Games took place July 30 and July 31. There were 25 competitors from 17 nations. The maximum number of athletes per nation had been set at 3 since the 1930 Olympic Congress. The final was won by American Roy Cochran. It was the nation's second consecutive and seventh overall victory in the event. Duncan White won Ceylon's first Olympic medal in any event with his silver. As of the 2016 Games, it remains the only medal won by a male competitor from Ceylon/Sri Lanka; the nation has won one other medal, Susanthika Jayasinghe's silver in the 2000 women's 200 metres. Sweden's first medal in the men's 400 metres hurdles was won by Rune Larsson, taking bronze.
The athletics competitions at the 2012 Olympic Games in London were held during the last 10 days of the Games, on 3–12 August. Track and field events took place at the Olympic Stadium in east London. The road events, however, started and finished on The Mall in central London.
Comoros competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England, which was held from 27 July to 12 August 2012. The country's participation at London marked its fifth appearance in the Summer Olympics since its début at the 1996 Summer Olympics. The delegation included two track and field athletes: Maoulida Darouèche and Feta Ahamada, and one swimmer, Ayouba Ali Sihame, all three qualified for the Games through wildcard places. Ahamada was selected as the flag bearer for the opening ceremony and Darouèche held it at the closing ceremony. Ahamada won her heat in the preliminary round of the women's 100 metres but was eliminated in the heat stages, while Darouèche and Sihame did not advance beyond the first round of their respective events.
1989 World Masters Athletics Championships is the eighth in a series of World Masters Athletics Outdoor Championships that took place from 27 July to 6 August 1989 in Eugene, Oregon, known as the "Track Capital of the World" and as TrackTown USA. Athletes from the Soviet Union participated for the first time in this series.