Athletics at the Summer Olympics

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Athletics at the Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Governing body IAAF
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.

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Events

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

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 29
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 29
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 29
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
Total1223252630292722232324242424242424232424242424242424242424

Women's events

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
Total56699910121214141417181920222223232323

Nations

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
Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan  (AFG)25222227
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania  (ALB)12222127
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria  (ALG)499129821201261511
Flag of American Samoa.svg  American Samoa  (ASA)12221127
Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra  (AND)111222217
Flag of Angola.svg  Angola  (ANG)3652211229
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg  Antigua and Barbuda  (ANT)810105823439
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG)1071182416246692724811811920
Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia  (ARM)232245
Flag of Aruba.svg  Aruba  (ARU)221215
Flag of Australasian team for Olympic games.svg  Australasia  (ANZ)952
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)11249745181776283524222721302835608242405025
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)1212742291515398121561161016111263724
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan  (AZE)444235
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)12388814118201916182014
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain  (BRN)1361261198
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh  (BAN)144221218
Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados  (BAR)27996841133411
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus  (BLR)34314147445
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)624217321318216121015152519151371299171423
Flag of Belize.svg  Belize  (BIZ)224554223210
Flag of Benin.svg  Benin  (BEN)1964522229
Flag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda  (BER)62284543112212
Flag of Bohemia.svg  Bohemia  (BOH)43113
Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia  (BOL)413263222210
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina  (BIH)4242226
Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana  (BOT)7665669739
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)8191012106513281120202440183441306721
Flag of the British Virgin Islands.svg  British Virgin Islands  (IVB)421611228
Flag of the West Indies Federation.svg  British West Indies  (BWI)71
Flag of Brunei.svg  Brunei  (BRU)1123
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)424899181947222117221915816
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso  (BUR)143423228
Flag of Burundi.svg  Burundi  (BDI)765235
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon  (CMR)114495781175212
Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia  (CAM)4222226
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)46271814273229282722181616273255616348393621294225
Flag of Cape Verde.svg  Cape Verde  (CPV)321125
Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg  Cayman Islands  (CAY)21122227
Flag of the Central African Republic.svg  Central African Republic  (CAF)1118522229
Flag of Chad.svg  Chad  (CHA)2333644212111
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile  (CHI)62381015156438216534736821
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)1223224433312652665111
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei  (TPE)465117101227223613
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia  (COL)152444774585131111142917
Flag of the Comoros.svg  Comoros  (COM)422225
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Republic of the Congo  (CGO)2666762212211
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  Democratic Republic of the Congo  (COD)267222228
Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands  (COK)21112227
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica  (CRC)2134821349
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO)2315121096
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)11352331819261734463333434617
Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus  (CYP)3458107648
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)23243629315
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH)161811331112016221213271422231816
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)34814189102101611294613323537453626
Flag of Djibouti.svg  Djibouti  (DJI)35532227
Flag of Dominica.svg  Dominica  (DMA)522225
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic  (DOM)1922433256911
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)47625882585
Flag of East Timor.svg  East Timor  (TLS)21225
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador  (ECU)311357438111311
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt  (EGY)21427174224612
Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea  (ERI)3410114
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea  (GEQ)467522228
Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador  (ESA)10422222229
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia  (EST)71141751351514101812
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)8559202515162424273112
Flag of the Federated States of Micronesia.svg  Federated States of Micronesia  (FSM)22224
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji  (FIJ)121224877122213
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)15232652352237366919261710323126221826262323191724
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)521(1)19255970501240655429363840494431435557495355484726
Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon  (GAB)212422228
Flag of The Gambia.svg  The Gambia  (GAM)1035922228
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia  (GEO)223245
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)56220246227773979856471537115
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana  (GHA)7712813151181518103213
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)5931266141655524527966556162687052618510291777254586927
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)30210125912137141511619571212810611254356322327
Flag of Grenada.svg  Grenada  (GRN)224523868
Flag of Guam.svg  Guam  (GUM)62222227
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala  (GUA)653716754610
Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea  (GUI)325421228
Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  Guinea-Bissau  (GBS)222225
Flag of Guyana.svg  Guyana  (GUY)124124336423313
Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti  (HAI)3227101323344413
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras  (HON)633341112210
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong  (HKG)4333151259
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)392192716265251235192631313316271524223735201825
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland  (ISL)1411927234747743623319
Flag of India.svg  India  (IND)13774488811132841185262417141423
Olympic flag.svg  Independent Olympic Participants  (IOP)9223
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia  (INA)13111551522212
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran  (IRI)12181341211261014
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq  (IRQ)2114621222210
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland  (IRL)1010410239751377171819243211162120
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel  (ISR)718522644854313
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)212122436242132253321472226403226513839504735453325
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast  (CIV)67686995821312
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)10761515211416322628384341454216
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)211816344619202064191915222931324038374421
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan  (JOR)52222227
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan  (KAZ)18252119245
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)85111822323338433631374213
Flag of Kiribati.svg  Kiribati  (KIR)2123
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait  (KUW)22682641452312
Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan  (KGZ)687525
Flag of Laos.svg  Laos  (LAO)715522228
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia  (LAT)106277161715162210
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon  (LIB)1212331222211
Flag of Lesotho.svg  Lesotho  (LES)152369224310
Flag of Liberia.svg  Liberia  (LBR)4415745823311
Flag of Libya.svg  Libya  (LBA)1721412229
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg  Liechtenstein  (LIE)22222333211112
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania  (LTU)581418121820178
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg  (LUX)26346673631131131118
Flag of Macedonia.svg  Macedonia  (MKD)22224
Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar  (MAD)3373256732211
Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi  (MAW)11554222229
Flag of Malaya.svg  Malaya  (MAL)732
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia  (MAS)1210832213223212
Flag of Maldives.svg  Maldives  (MDV)75522227
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali  (MLI)21132333222212
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta  (MLT)2112222229
Flag of the Marshall Islands.svg  Marshall Islands  (MHL)222
Flag of Mauritius.svg  Mauritius  (MRI)4331264328
Flag of Mauritania.svg  Mauritania  (MTN)26422227
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)111125352155261177162124152227231821
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova  (MDA)711121485
Flag of Monaco.svg  Monaco  (MON)21111117
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro  (MNE)222
Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia  (MGL)3111222229
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco  (MAR)844831113172422262112
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique  (MOZ)9733122129
Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar  (MYA)111222123222213
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia  (NAM)3363436
Flag of Nepal.svg  Nepal  (NEP)22155712222212
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)19111205071822101081275913181510920141823
Flag of the Netherlands Antilles (1986-2010).svg  Netherlands Antilles  (AHO)23112217
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)21363349141491610146131881310821
Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua  (NCA)755212122210
Flag of Niger.svg  Niger  (NIG)233322228
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR)910814151916172314322817222115
Flag of North Borneo (1948-1963).svg  North Borneo  (NBO)21
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea  (PRK)2333464659
Flag of North Yemen.svg  North Yemen  (YAR)242
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)211211610133112019511651310131291312991124
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman  (OMA)754141228
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan  (PAK)51617126523742222215
Flag of Palau.svg  Palau  (PLW)22224
Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine  (PLE)112225
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama  (PAN)14411211122312
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea  (PNG)3566622229
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay  (PAR)215332222210
Flag of Peru.svg  Peru  (PER)99343152125223515
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines  (PHI)12161147114616432222220
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)1415717729234935314532482124233545605220
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)3331247531663142836302126272421
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico  (PUR)4107766910145758351016
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar  (QAT)6811912101468
Flag of Rhodesia.svg  Rhodesia  (RHO)232
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)13285109115104977
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)135125912111816219525252326171718
Flag of Rwanda.svg  Rwanda  (RWA)367433238
Flag of Saar (1947-1956).svg  Saar  (SAA)61
Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg  Saint Kitts and Nevis  (SKN)1022445
Flag of Saint Lucia.svg  Saint Lucia  (LCA)531325
Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  (VIN)66822227
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa  (SAM)2122216
Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino  (SMR)212251111110
Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg  São Tomé and Príncipe  (STP)222225
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia  (KSA)10146291178109
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal  (SEN)129121010111297992613
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia  (SRB)210143
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg  Serbia and Montenegro  (SCG)82473
Flag of Seychelles.svg  Seychelles  (SEY)954222229
Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone  (SLE)212581112222210
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore  (SIN)114131222210
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia  (SVK)14161218115
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia  (SLO)410191917128
Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands  (SOL)21322227
Flag of Somalia.svg  Somalia  (SOM)375422228
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)367131294146139716222332232018
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea  (KOR)96761742114711171318171715
Flag of Vietnam.svg  South Vietnam  (VNM)1213
Flag of South Yemen.svg  South Yemen  (YMD)31
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)7775818470747099839
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)141310713610111721263459565856544618
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka  (SRI)311111342761342215
Flag of Suriname.svg  Suriname  (SUR)1122322222211
Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan  (SUD)2263333248411
Flag of Swaziland.svg  Swaziland  (SWZ)1355422229
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)183110664332993750451726161826191624111917141212926
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)11131793192028211222287151719152313971123
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria  (SYR)11213132229
Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan  (TJK)122225
Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania  (TAN)4371612645487312
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand  (THA)888184410418812311214
Flag of Togo.svg  Togo  (TOG)2334522129
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga  (TGA)24222227
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago  (TTO)336810109113561514232015
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia  (TUN)116342216934512
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey  (TUR)24513131344325423513153118
Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan  (TKM)122225
Flag of Tuvalu.svg  Tuvalu  (TUV)222
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda  (UGA)3483861013445471114
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)43545066735
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team  (EUN)991
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany  (EUA)4390973
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates  (UAE)74111127
Flag of the United Arab Republic.svg  United Arab Republic  (UAR)21
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)104186841099096988277767181818691959211011411712111611612112326
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay  (URU)5211321122433214
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan  (UZB)12221012135
Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu  (VAN)36422227
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela  (VEN)747661011346541214
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam  (VIE)724222228
Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg  Virgin Islands  (ISV)21347107322411
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)67875458475
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen  (YEM)3321226
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia  (YUG)5412115197229816131461015
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia  (ZAM)53794444422312
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe  (ZIM)346776867310
No. of nations101510202725404034435357597280921047970124148156190193196200201
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

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

Sources: [3] [4]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)332259204795
2Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)645574193
3Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)558070205
4Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)483630114
5Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)383635109
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References

  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.