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Athletics at the Summer Olympics

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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

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.

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.

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 Games
Current program
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 27
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 26
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 27
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 27
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 27
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 23
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 23
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 27
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 27
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 25
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 22
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 23
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 23
20 kilometres race walk (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 15
50 kilometres race walk (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 18
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 27
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 27
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 27
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 27
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 27
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 27
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 26
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 24
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 24
Past events
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
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
Events 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

Women's events

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

Event 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 Games
100 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 20
200 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 17
400 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X 13
800 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 15
1500 metres (details) X X X X X X X X X X X 11
5000 metres (details) X X X X X 5
10,000 metres (details) X X X X X X X 7
Marathon (details) X X X X X X X X 8
100 metres hurdles (details) X X X X X X X X X X X 11
400 metres hurdles (details) X X X X X X X X 8
3000 metres steeplechase (details) X X 2
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 20
4 × 400 metres relay (details) X X X X X X X X X X X 11
20 kilometres race walk (details) X X X X 4
High jump (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 20
Pole vault (details) X X X X 4
Long jump (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 17
Triple jump (details) X X X X X 5
Shot put (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 17
Discus throw (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 20
Hammer throw (details) X X X X 4
Javelin throw (details) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 19
Heptathlon (details) X X X X X X X X 8
Past events
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
Events 5 6 6 9 9 9 10 12 12 14 14 14 17 18 19 20 22 22 23 23

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.


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 Years
Afghanistan Afghanistan (AFG) 2 5 2 2 2 2 6
Albania Albania (ALB) 1 2 2 2 2 1 6
Algeria Algeria (ALG) 4 9 9 12 9 8 21 20 12 6 10
American Samoa American Samoa (ASA) 1 2 2 2 1 1 6
Andorra Andorra (AND) 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 7
Argentina Argentina (ARG) 10 7 11 8 24 16 2 4 6 6 9 2 7 2 4 8 11 8 11 9 20
Armenia Armenia (ARM) 2 3 2 2 4 5
Aruba Aruba (ARU) 2 2 1 2 1 5
Australasia Australasia (ANZ) 9 5 2
Australia 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 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 Azerbaijan (AZE) 4 4 4 2 3 5
Bahamas Bahamas (BAH) 1 2 3 8 8 8 14 11 8 20 19 16 18 20 14
Bahrain Bahrain (BRN) 1 3 6 1 2 6 11 9 8
Bangladesh Bangladesh (BAN) 1 4 4 2 2 1 2 1 8
Barbados Barbados (BAR) 2 7 9 9 6 8 4 11 3 3 4 11
Belarus Belarus (BLR) 34 31 41 47 44 5
Belgium 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 Belize (BIZ) 2 2 4 5 5 4 2 2 3 2 10
Benin Benin (BEN) 1 9 6 4 5 2 2 2 2 9
Bermuda Bermuda (BER) 6 2 2 8 4 5 4 3 1 1 2 2 12
Bohemia Bohemia (BOH) 4 3 11 3
Bolivia Bolivia (BOL) 4 1 3 2 6 3 2 2 2 2 10
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) 4 2 4 2 2 2 6
Botswana Botswana (BOT) 7 6 6 5 6 6 9 7 3 9
Brazil Brazil (BRA) 8 19 10 12 10 6 5 1 3 2 8 11 20 20 24 40 18 34 41 30 20
British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands (IVB) 4 2 1 6 1 1 2 2 8
Brunei Brunei (BRU) 1 1 2 3
Bulgaria Bulgaria (BUL) 4 2 4 8 9 9 18 19 47 22 21 17 22 19 15 8 16
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso (BUR) 1 4 3 4 2 3 2 2 8
Burundi Burundi (BDI) 7 6 5 2 3 5
Canada 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
Chile 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 China (CHN) X X X X X X 6
Croatia Croatia (CRO) X X X X 4
Cuba Cuba (CUB) 1 1 3 5 2 3 3 18 19 26 17 34 46 33 33 43 46 17
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia (TCH) 16 17 11 5 31 13 25 18 30 12 14 32 15 24 22 18 16
Denmark 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
Ecuador Ecuador (ECU) 3
Egypt Egypt (EGY) 2 1
Estonia Estonia (EST) 7 11 4 1 7 5 13 5 15 14 10
Finland Finland (FIN) 15 23 26 52 35 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 22
France 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
Germany Germany (GER) 5 6 2 20 24 62 27 77 39 43 90 97 79 85 64 71 53 71 18
Great Britain 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 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
Haiti Haiti (HAI) 3 2
Hungary Hungary (HUN) 3 9 2 19 27 16 25 5 25 12 35 19 26 31 31 33 16 27 15 24 22 37 35 20 18 25
Iceland Iceland (ISL) 1
India 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
Indonesia Indonesia (INA) - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3 - 1 6 2 2 2
Iran Iran (IRI) 1 2 1 8 1 3 4 1 2 1 1 2 6 6 13
Ireland Ireland (IRL) 11 10 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 19
Israel Israel (ISR) 7 1 8 5 2 2 6 4 4 8 5 4 3 13
Italy 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
Japan Japan (JPN) 2 11 8 16 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 16
South Korea South Korea (KOR) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
Latvia Latvia (LAT) 10 6 X X 7 9 17 15 18 8
Lithuania Lithuania (LTU) 5 8 14 18 12 18 20 7
Luxembourg Luxembourg (LUX) 2 6 3 4 6 6 7 3 6 3 1 1 3 1 1 3 1 1 18
Mexico Mexico (MEX) 11 11
Monaco Monaco (MON) 2 1 1
Netherlands Netherlands (NED) 20 1 11 19 50 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 22
New Zealand New Zealand (NZL) 2 1 3
Norway 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
Paraguay Paraguay (PAR) 3 1 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 9
Philippines Philippines (PHI) 1 2
Poland Poland (POL) 14 15
Portugal Portugal (POR) 4 3 3 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 19
Russia Russia (RUS) 1 35 X X X X 6
Romania Romania (ROU) 13
Serbia Serbia (SRB) 3
South Africa South Africa (RSA) 3 9 7 13 12 9 X X X X X X X X X X X 16
Spain Spain (ESP) 14 13 10
Sweden 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 Switzerland (SUI) 1 1 1 13 17 9 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 23
Soviet Union Soviet Union (URS) X X X X X X X X X 9
Turkey Turkey (TUR) 2 4 5
United States 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
Yugoslavia Yugoslavia (YUG) 5 4
No. of nations 10 15 10 20 27 25 40 40
No. of athletes 64 117 233 446 556 509 657 706

Medal table

Updated after the 2012 Summer Olympics

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States United States (USA) 320 251 196 767
2 Soviet Union Soviet Union (URS) 64 55 74 193
3 Great Britain Great Britain (GBR) 53 79 62 194
4 Finland Finland (FIN) 48 35 31 114
5 East Germany East Germany (GDR) 38 36 35 109
6 Russia Russia (RUS) 26 27 25 78
7 Kenya Kenya (KEN) 24 31 24 79
8 Poland Poland (POL) 23 18 13 54
9 Ethiopia Ethiopia (ETH) 21 7 17 45
10 Australia Australia (AUS) 20 26 25 71
11 Sweden Sweden (SWE) 19 21 41 81
12 Italy Italy (ITA) 19 15 26 60
13 Jamaica Jamaica (JAM) 18 29 20 67
14 Germany Germany (GER) 16 24 37 77
15 France France (FRA) 14 22 25 61
16 Canada Canada (CAN) 13 14 26 53
17 West Germany West Germany (FRG) 12 14 17 43
18 Romania Romania (ROU) 11 14 10 35
19 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia (TCH) 11 8 5 24
20 Cuba Cuba (CUB) 10 14 15 39
21 Hungary Hungary (HUN) 10 13 17 40
22 New Zealand New Zealand (NZL) 10 2 8 20
23 Unified Team Unified Team (EUN) 7 11 3 21
24 Japan Japan (JPN) 7 7 9 23
25 Norway Norway (NOR) 7 5 8 20
26 Greece Greece (GRE) 6 12 11 29
27 South Africa South Africa (RSA) 6 12 6 24
28 Morocco Morocco (MAR) 6 5 8 19
29 China China (CHN) 6 3 12 21
30 Netherlands Netherlands (NED) 6 3 6 15
31 Bulgaria Bulgaria (BUL) 5 7 6 18
32 Czech Republic Czech Republic (CZE) 5 1 4 10
33 Unified Team of Germany Unified Team of Germany (EUA) 4 18 8 30
34 Belarus Belarus (BLR) 4 5 8 17
35 Brazil Brazil (BRA) 4 3 7 14
36 Portugal Portugal (POR) 4 2 4 10
37 Ireland Ireland (IRL) 4 2 0 6
38 Bahamas Bahamas (BAH) 4 2 4 10
39 Algeria Algeria (ALG) 4 1 2 7
40 Belgium Belgium (BEL) 3 6 2 11
41 Mexico Mexico (MEX) 3 5 2 10
42 Ukraine Ukraine (UKR) 3 3 12 18
43 Lithuania Lithuania (LTU) 3 1 1 5
44 [[File:Template:Country flag IOC alias TRI|22x20px|border|alt=|link=|Template:Country IOC alias TRI]] [[Template:Country IOC alias TRI at the Olympics|Template:Country IOC alias TRI]] (TRI) 2 4 8 14
45 Spain Spain (ESP) 2 4 5 11
46 Argentina Argentina (ARG) 2 3 0 5
47 Estonia Estonia (EST) 2 1 3 6
48 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic (DOM) 2 1 0 3
49 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan (KAZ) 2 0 1 3
Uganda Uganda (UGA) 2 0 1 3
51 Cameroon Cameroon (CMR) 2 0 0 2
52 Nigeria Nigeria (NGR) 1 4 8 13
53 Turkey Turkey (TUR) 1 3 2 6
54 Tunisia Tunisia (TUN) 1 3 1 5
55 Austria Austria (AUT) 1 2 4 7
56 Slovenia Slovenia (SLO) 1 2 1 4
57 Croatia Croatia (CRO) 1 1 0 2
Ecuador Ecuador (ECU) 1 1 0 2
South Korea South Korea (KOR) 1 1 0 2
Mixed team Mixed team (ZZX) 1 1 0 2
61 Panama Panama (PAN) 1 0 2 3
62 Mozambique Mozambique (MOZ) 1 0 1 2
63 Burundi Burundi (BDI) 1 0 0 1
Grenada Grenada (GRN) 1 0 0 1
Luxembourg Luxembourg (LUX) 1 0 0 1
Syria Syria (SYR) 1 0 0 1
67 Switzerland Switzerland (SUI) 0 6 2 8
68 Latvia Latvia (LAT) 0 4 1 5
69 Namibia Namibia (NAM) 0 4 0 4
70 Denmark Denmark (DEN) 0 2 4 6
71 Chile Chile (CHI) 0 2 0 2
India India (IND) 0 2 0 2
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka (SRI) 0 2 0 2
Tanzania Tanzania (TAN) 0 2 0 2
Yugoslavia Yugoslavia (YUG) 0 2 0 2
76 Colombia Colombia (COL) 0 1 1 2
Iceland Iceland (ISL) 0 1 1 2
Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei (TPE) 0 1 1 2
79 Bohemia Bohemia (BOH) 0 1 0 1
Botswana Botswana (BOT) 0 1 0 1
Ivory Coast Ivory Coast (CIV) 0 1 0 1
Guatemala Guatemala (GUA) 0 1 0 1
Haiti Haiti (HAI) 0 1 0 1
Iran Iran (IRI) 0 1 0 1
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia (KSA) 0 1 0 1
Senegal Senegal (SEN) 0 1 0 1
Sudan Sudan (SUD) 0 1 0 1
Zambia Zambia (ZAM) 0 1 0 1
89 British West Indies British West Indies (BWI) 0 0 2 2
Philippines Philippines (PHI) 0 0 2 2
Qatar Qatar (QAT) 0 0 2 2
92 Australasia Australasia (ANZ) 0 0 1 1
Barbados Barbados (BAR) 0 0 1 1
Djibouti Djibouti (DJI) 0 0 1 1
Eritrea Eritrea (ERI) 0 0 1 1
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico (PUR) 0 0 1 1
Venezuela Venezuela (VEN) 0 0 1 1
Total 931 939 932 2802

References

  1. ^ Past Olympic Sports. Olympics/IOC. Retrieved on 2010-08-30.

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