at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
|Venue|| Athens Olympic Stadium (track and field)|
Panathenaic Stadium (marathon)
Streets of Athens (walk)
Stadium at Olympia (shot put)
|Dates||18–29 August 2004|
|Competitors||from 197 nations|
| Athletics at the|
2004 Summer Olympics
|100 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men||women|
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men||women|
|20 km walk||men||women|
|50 km walk||men|
At the 2004 Summer Olympics, the athletics events were held at the Athens Olympic Stadium from August 18 to August 29, except for the marathons (run from Marathonas to the Kallimarmaro Stadium), the race walks (on the streets of Athens), and the shot put (held at the Ancient Olympia Stadium). A total of 46 events were contested, of which 24 by male and 22 by female athletes.
|100 metres|| Justin Gatlin |
|9.85|| Francis Obikwelu |
| Maurice Greene |
|200 metres|| Shawn Crawford |
|19.79|| Bernard Williams |
|20.01|| Justin Gatlin |
|400 metres || Jeremy Wariner |
|44.00|| Otis Harris |
|44.16|| Derrick Brew |
|800 metres || Yuriy Borzakovskiy |
|1:44.45|| Mbulaeni Mulaudzi |
|1:44.61|| Wilson Kipketer |
|1500 metres || Hicham El Guerrouj |
|3:34.18|| Bernard Lagat |
|3:34.30|| Rui Silva |
|5000 metres || Hicham El Guerrouj |
|13:14.39|| Kenenisa Bekele |
|13:14.59|| Eliud Kipchoge |
|10,000 metres || Kenenisa Bekele |
| Sileshi Sihine |
|27:09.39|| Zersenay Tadese |
|110 metres hurdles || Liu Xiang |
| Terrence Trammell |
|13.18|| Anier García |
|400 metres hurdles || Félix Sánchez |
|47.63|| Danny McFarlane |
|48.11|| Naman Keïta |
|3000 metres steeplechase || Ezekiel Kemboi |
|8:05.81|| Brimin Kipruto |
|8:06.11|| Paul Kipsiele Koech |
|4×100 metres relay || Great Britain |
|38.07|| United States |
|38.08|| Nigeria |
|4×400 metres relay || United States |
|2:55.91|| Australia |
|3:00.60|| Nigeria |
|Marathon || Stefano Baldini |
|2:10:55|| Mebrahtom Keflezighi |
|2:11:29|| Vanderlei de Lima |
|20 kilometres walk || Ivano Brugnetti |
|1:19:40|| Paquillo Fernández |
|1:19:45|| Nathan Deakes |
|50 kilometres walk || Robert Korzeniowski |
|3:38:46|| Denis Nizhegorodov |
|3:42:50|| Aleksey Voyevodin |
|High jump || Stefan Holm |
|2.36 m|| Matt Hemingway |
|2.34 m|| Jaroslav Bába |
|Pole vault || Timothy Mack |
| Toby Stevenson |
|5.90 m|| Giuseppe Gibilisco |
|Long jump || Dwight Phillips |
|8.59 m|| John Moffitt |
|8.47 m|| Joan Lino Martínez |
|Triple jump || Christian Olsson |
|17.79 m|| Marian Oprea |
|17.55 m|| Danil Burkenya |
|Shot put |
| Adam Nelson |
|21.16 m|| Joachim Olsen |
|21.07 m|| Manuel Martínez |
|Discus throw || Virgilijus Alekna |
| Zoltán Kővágó |
|67.04 m|| Aleksander Tammert |
|Hammer throw |
| Koji Murofushi |
|82.91 m||None Awarded [b]|| Eşref Apak |
|Javelin throw || Andreas Thorkildsen |
|86.50 m|| Vadims Vasiļevskis |
|84.95 m|| Sergey Makarov |
|Decathlon || Roman Šebrle |
| Bryan Clay |
|8820 pts|| Dmitriy Karpov |
* Athletes who participated in the heats only and received medals.
|100 metres || Yulia Nesterenko |
|10.93|| Lauryn Williams |
|10.96|| Veronica Campbell |
|200 metres || Veronica Campbell |
|22.05|| Allyson Felix |
|22.18|| Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie |
|400 metres || Tonique Williams-Darling |
|49.41|| Ana Guevara |
|49.56|| Natalya Antyukh |
|800 metres || Kelly Holmes |
|1:56.38|| Hasna Benhassi |
|1:56.43|| Jolanda Čeplak |
|1500 metres || Kelly Holmes |
|3:57.90|| Tatyana Tomashova |
|3:58.12|| Maria Cioncan |
|5000 metres || Meseret Defar |
|14:45.65|| Isabella Ochichi |
|14:48.19|| Tirunesh Dibaba |
|10,000 metres || Xing Huina |
|30:24.36|| Ejegayehu Dibaba |
|30:24.98|| Derartu Tulu |
|100 metres hurdles || Joanna Hayes |
| Olena Krasovska |
|12.45|| Melissa Morrison |
|400 metres hurdles || Fani Chalkia |
|52.82|| Ionela Târlea-Manolache |
|53.38|| Tetyana Tereshchuk-Antipova |
|4×100 metres relay || Jamaica |
|41.73|| Russia |
|42.27|| France |
|4×400 metres relay |
| United States |
|3:19.01 [c]|| Russia |
|3:20.16|| Jamaica |
|Marathon || Mizuki Noguchi |
|2:26:20|| Catherine Ndereba |
|2:26:32|| Deena Kastor |
|20 kilometres walk || Athanasia Tsoumeleka |
|1:29:12|| Olimpiada Ivanova |
|1:29:16|| Jane Saville |
|High jump || Yelena Slesarenko |
| Hestrie Cloete |
|2.02 m|| Viktoriya Styopina |
|Pole vault || Yelena Isinbayeva |
| Svetlana Feofanova |
|4.75 m|| Anna Rogowska |
|Long jump || Tatyana Lebedeva |
|7.07 m|| Irina Simagina |
|7.05 m|| Tatyana Kotova |
|Triple jump || Françoise Mbango Etone |
|15.30 m|| Hrysopiyi Devetzi |
|15.25 m|| Tatyana Lebedeva |
|Shot put |
| Yumileidi Cumbá |
|19.59 m|| Nadine Kleinert |
|19.55 m||None Awarded [d]|
|Discus throw |
| Natalya Sadova |
|67.02 m|| Anastasia Kelesidou |
|66.68 m|| Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová |
|Hammer throw || Olga Kuzenkova |
| Yipsi Moreno |
|73.36 m|| Yunaika Crawford |
|Javelin throw || Osleidys Menéndez |
| Steffi Nerius |
|65.82 m|| Mirela Manjani |
|Heptathlon || Carolina Klüft |
|6952 pts|| Austra Skujytė |
|6435 pts|| Kelly Sotherton |
* Athletes who participated in the heats only and received medals.
|1||United States (USA)||9||11||5||25|
|3||Great Britain (GBR)||3||0||1||4|
|15||Czech Republic (CZE)||1||0||2||3|
|Dominican Republic (DOM)||1||0||0||1|
|South Africa (RSA)||0||2||0||2|
|Totals (40 nations)||46||45||45||136|
A total of 197 nations participated in the different Athletics events at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
a After the announcement of the disqualification for doping of the athlete Yuri Bilonog (UKR), who won the gold medal at the time, there was a new distribution of medals in March 2013. The IOC upgraded original silver medalist Adam Nelson (USA) to gold, bronze medalist Joachim Olsen (DEN) to silver, and fourth place finisher Manuel Martínez (ESP) to bronze.
b Ivan Tsikhan (BLR), was disqualified due to doping. There was no decision of the IOC to redistribute the medals.
c Crystal Cox (USA), who ran in the preliminary round of a relay team, admitted to using anabolic steroids from 2001 to 2004. The IOC decided to revoke the gold medal from Crystal Cox and asked the IAAF to make its decision about the US squad. The IOC and IAAF announced that the result would stand due to the fact that, according to the rules of the time, a team should not be disqualified because of a doping offense by an athlete who did not compete in finals.
d Russian athlete Irina Korzhanenko lost her gold medal in women's shot put due to doping, with Cuban Yumileidi Cumbá Jay replacing her as the Olympic champion, German Nadine Kleinert receiving the silver medal, and Svetlana Krivelyova of Russia receiving the bronze medal. Krivelyova was later stripped of her bronze for the same reason.
e Iryna Yatchenko (BLR), was disqualified due to doping. The IOC decided that the bronze medal was reallocated to the athlete Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová (CZE) during the IOC Executive Board on 30 May 2013.
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