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List of Olympic medalists in athletics (men)

This is the complete list of men's medalists in athletics at the Summer Olympics. It does not include the medalists from the Athletics at the 1906 Intercalated Games – these are no longer regarded as an official part of the Olympic chronology by the IOC.

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Current programEdit

100 metresEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Athens
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  Thomas Burke (USA)   Fritz Hofmann (GER)   Francis Lane (USA)
  Alajos Szokolyi (HUN)
1900 Paris
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  Frank Jarvis (USA)   Walter Tewksbury (USA)   Stan Rowley (AUS)
1904 St. Louis
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  Archie Hahn (USA)   Nathaniel Cartmell (USA)   William Hogenson (USA)
1908 London
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  Reggie Walker (RSA)   James Rector (USA)   Robert Kerr (CAN)
1912 Stockholm
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  Ralph Craig (USA)   Alvah Meyer (USA)   Donald Lippincott (USA)
1920 Antwerp
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  Charley Paddock (USA)   Morris Kirksey (USA)   Harry Edward (GBR)
1924 Paris
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  Harold Abrahams (GBR)   Jackson Scholz (USA)   Arthur Porritt, Baron Porritt (NZL)
1928 Amsterdam
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  Percy Williams (CAN)   Jack London (GBR)   Georg Lammers (GER)
1932 Los Angeles
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  Eddie Tolan (USA)   Ralph Metcalfe (USA)   Arthur Jonath (GER)
1936 Berlin
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  Jesse Owens (USA)   Ralph Metcalfe (USA)   Tinus Osendarp (NED)
1948 London
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  Harrison Dillard (USA)   Barney Ewell (USA)   Lloyd LaBeach (PAN)
1952 Helsinki
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  Lindy Remigino (USA)   Herb McKenley (JAM)   McDonald Bailey (GBR)
1956 Melbourne
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  Bobby Morrow (USA)   Thane Baker (USA)   Hector Hogan (AUS)
1960 Rome
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  Armin Hary (EUA)   Dave Sime (USA)   Peter Radford (GBR)
1964 Tokyo
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  Bob Hayes (USA)   Enrique Figuerola (CUB)   Harry Jerome (CAN)
1968 Mexico City
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  Jim Hines (USA)   Lennox Miller (JAM)   Charles Greene (USA)
1972 Munich
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  Valeriy Borzov (URS)   Robert Taylor (USA)   Lennox Miller (JAM)
1976 Montreal
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  Hasely Crawford (TRI)   Don Quarrie (JAM)   Valeriy Borzov (URS)
1980 Moscow
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  Allan Wells (GBR)   Silvio Leonard (CUB)   Petar Petrov (BUL)
1984 Los Angeles
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  Carl Lewis (USA)   Sam Graddy (USA)   Ben Johnson (CAN)
1988 Seoul[1][2]
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  Carl Lewis (USA)   Linford Christie (GBR)   Calvin Smith (USA)
1992 Barcelona
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  Linford Christie (GBR)   Frankie Fredericks (NAM)   Dennis Mitchell (USA)
1996 Atlanta
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  Donovan Bailey (CAN)   Frankie Fredericks (NAM)   Ato Boldon (TRI)
2000 Sydney
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  Maurice Greene (USA)   Ato Boldon (TRI)   Obadele Thompson (BAR)
2004 Athens
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  Justin Gatlin (USA)   Francis Obikwelu (POR)   Maurice Greene (USA)
2008 Beijing
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  Usain Bolt (JAM)   Richard Thompson (TRI)   Walter Dix (USA)
2012 London
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  Usain Bolt (JAM)   Yohan Blake (JAM)   Justin Gatlin (USA)
2016 Rio de Janeiro
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  Usain Bolt (JAM)   Justin Gatlin (USA)   Andre De Grasse (CAN)

200 metresEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1900 Paris
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Walter Tewksbury
  United States
Norman Pritchard
  India
Stan Rowley
  Australia
1904 St. Louis
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Archie Hahn
  United States
Nate Cartmell
  United States
William Hogenson
  United States
1908 London
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Robert Kerr
  Canada
Robert Cloughen
  United States
Nate Cartmell
  United States
1912 Stockholm
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Ralph Craig
  United States
Donald Lippincott
  United States
Willie Applegarth
  Great Britain
1920 Antwerp
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Allen Woodring
  United States
Charlie Paddock
  United States
Harry Edward
  Great Britain
1924 Paris
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Jackson Scholz
  United States
Charlie Paddock
  United States
Eric Liddell
  Great Britain
1928 Amsterdam
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Percy Williams
  Canada
Walter Rangeley
  Great Britain
Helmut Körnig
  Germany
1932 Los Angeles
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Eddie Tolan
  United States
George Simpson
  United States
Ralph Metcalfe
  United States
1936 Berlin
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Jesse Owens
  United States
Mack Robinson
  United States
Tinus Osendarp
  Netherlands
1948 London
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Mel Patton
  United States
Barney Ewell
  United States
Lloyd LaBeach
  Panama
1952 Helsinki
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Andy Stanfield
  United States
Thane Baker
  United States
James Gathers
  United States
1956 Melbourne
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Bobby Morrow
  United States
Andy Stanfield
  United States
Thane Baker
  United States
1960 Rome
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Livio Berruti
  Italy
Lester Carney
  United States
Abdoulaye Seye
  France
1964 Tokyo
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Henry Carr
  United States
Paul Drayton
  United States
Edwin Roberts
  Trinidad and Tobago
1968 Mexico City
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Tommie Smith
  United States
Peter Norman
  Australia
John Carlos
  United States
1972 Munich
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Valeriy Borzov
  Soviet Union
Larry Black
  United States
Pietro Mennea
  Italy
1976 Montreal
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Don Quarrie
  Jamaica
Millard Hampton
  United States
Dwayne Evans
  United States
1980 Moscow
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Pietro Mennea
  Italy
Allan Wells
  Great Britain
Don Quarrie
  Jamaica
1984 Los Angeles
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Carl Lewis
  United States
Kirk Baptiste
  United States
Thomas Jefferson
  United States
1988 Seoul
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Joe DeLoach
  United States
Carl Lewis
  United States
Robson da Silva
  Brazil
1992 Barcelona
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Michael Marsh
  United States
Frankie Fredericks
  Namibia
Michael Bates
  United States
1996 Atlanta
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Michael Johnson
  United States
Frankie Fredericks
  Namibia
Ato Boldon
  Trinidad and Tobago
2000 Sydney
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Konstantinos Kenteris
  Greece
Darren Campbell
  Great Britain
Ato Boldon
  Trinidad and Tobago
2004 Athens
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Shawn Crawford
  United States
Bernard Williams
  United States
Justin Gatlin
  United States
2008 Beijing
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Usain Bolt
  Jamaica
Shawn Crawford
  United States
Walter Dix
  United States
2012 London
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Usain Bolt
  Jamaica
Yohan Blake
  Jamaica
Warren Weir
  Jamaica
2016 Rio
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Usain Bolt
  Jamaica
Andre De Grasse
  Canada
Christophe Lemaitre
  France

400 metresEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Athens
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Thomas Burke
  United States
Herbert Jamison
  United States
Charles Gmelin
  Great Britain
1900 Paris
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Maxie Long
  United States
William Holland
  United States
Ernst Schultz
  Denmark
1904 St. Louis
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Harry Hillman
  United States
Frank Waller
  United States
Herman Groman
  United States
1908 London
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Wyndham Halswelle
  Great Britain
None awarded None awarded
1912 Stockholm
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Charles Reidpath
  United States
Hanns Braun
  Germany
Edward Lindberg
  United States
1920 Antwerp
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Bevil Rudd
  South Africa
Guy Butler
  Great Britain
Nils Engdahl
  Sweden
1924 Paris
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Eric Liddell
  Great Britain
Horatio Fitch
  United States
Guy Butler
  Great Britain
1928 Amsterdam
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Ray Barbuti
  United States
James Ball
  Canada
Joachim Büchner
  Germany
1932 Los Angeles
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Bill Carr
  United States
Ben Eastman
  United States
Alex Wilson
  Canada
1936 Berlin
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Archie Williams
  United States
Godfrey Brown
  Great Britain
James LuValle
  United States
1948 London
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Arthur Wint
  Jamaica
Herb McKenley
  Jamaica
Mal Whitfield
  United States
1952 Helsinki
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George Rhoden
  Jamaica
Herb McKenley
  Jamaica
Ollie Matson
  United States
1956 Melbourne
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Charles Jenkins
  United States
Karl-Friedrich Haas
  United Team of Germany
Voitto Hellstén
  Finland
Ardalion Ignatyev
  Soviet Union
1960 Rome
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Otis Davis
  United States
Carl Kaufmann
  United Team of Germany
Malcolm Spence
  South Africa
1964 Tokyo
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Mike Larrabee
  United States
Wendell Mottley
  Trinidad and Tobago
Andrzej Badeński
  Poland
1968 Mexico City
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Lee Evans
  United States
Larry James
  United States
Ron Freeman
  United States
1972 Munich
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Vincent Matthews
  United States
Wayne Collett
  United States
Julius Sang
  Kenya
1976 Montreal
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Alberto Juantorena
  Cuba
Fred Newhouse
  United States
Herman Frazier
  United States
1980 Moscow
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Viktor Markin
  Soviet Union
Rick Mitchell
  Australia
Frank Schaffer
  East Germany
1984 Los Angeles
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Alonzo Babers
  United States
Gabriel Tiacoh
  Ivory Coast
Antonio McKay
  United States
1988 Seoul
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Steve Lewis
  United States
Butch Reynolds
  United States
Danny Everett
  United States
1992 Barcelona
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Quincy Watts
  United States
Steve Lewis
  United States
Samson Kitur
  Kenya
1996 Atlanta
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Michael Johnson
  United States
Roger Black
  Great Britain
Davis Kamoga
  Uganda
2000 Sydney
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Michael Johnson
  United States
Alvin Harrison
  United States
Greg Haughton
  Jamaica
2004 Athens
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Jeremy Wariner
  United States
Otis Harris
  United States
Derrick Brew
  United States
2008 Beijing
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LaShawn Merritt
  United States
Jeremy Wariner
  United States
David Neville
  United States
2012 London
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Kirani James
  Grenada
Luguelín Santos
  Dominican Republic
Lalonde Gordon
  Trinidad and Tobago
2016 Rio
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Wayde van Niekerk
  South Africa
Kirani James
  Grenada
LaShawn Merritt
  United States

800 metresEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Athens
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Edwin Flack
  Australia
Nándor Dáni
  Hungary
Dimitrios Golemis
  Greece
1900 Paris
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Alfred Tysoe
  Great Britain
John Cregan
  United States
David Hall
  United States
1904 St. Louis
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Jim Lightbody
  United States
Howard Valentine
  United States
Emil Breitkreutz
  United States
1908 London
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Mel Sheppard
  United States
Emilio Lunghi
  Italy
Hanns Braun
  Germany
1912 Stockholm
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Ted Meredith
  United States
Mel Sheppard
  United States
Ira Davenport
  United States
1920 Antwerp
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Albert Hill
  Great Britain
Earl Eby
  United States
Bevil Rudd
  South Africa
1924 Paris
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Douglas Lowe
  Great Britain
Paul Martin
  Switzerland
Schuyler Enck
  United States
1928 Amsterdam
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Douglas Lowe
  Great Britain
Erik Byléhn
  Sweden
Hermann Engelhard
  Germany
1932 Los Angeles
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Tommy Hampson
  Great Britain
Alex Wilson
  Canada
Phil Edwards
  Canada
1936 Berlin
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John Woodruff
  United States
Mario Lanzi
  Italy
Phil Edwards
  Canada
1948 London
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Mal Whitfield
  United States
Arthur Wint
  Jamaica
Marcel Hansenne
  France
1952 Helsinki
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Mal Whitfield
  United States
Arthur Wint
  Jamaica
Heinz Ulzheimer
  Germany
1956 Melbourne
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Tom Courtney
  United States
Derek Johnson
  Great Britain
Audun Boysen
  Norway
1960 Rome
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Peter Snell
  New Zealand
Roger Moens
  Belgium
George Kerr
  British West Indies
1964 Tokyo
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Peter Snell
  New Zealand
Bill Crothers
  Canada
Wilson Kiprugut
  Kenya
1968 Mexico City
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Ralph Doubell
  Australia
Wilson Kiprugut
  Kenya
Tom Farrell
  United States
1972 Munich
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Dave Wottle
  United States
Yevhen Arzhanov
  Soviet Union
Mike Boit
  Kenya
1976 Montreal
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Alberto Juantorena
  Cuba
Ivo Van Damme
  Belgium
Rick Wohlhuter
  United States
1980 Moscow
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Steve Ovett
  Great Britain
Sebastian Coe
  Great Britain
Nikolay Kirov
  Soviet Union
1984 Los Angeles
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Joaquim Cruz
  Brazil
Sebastian Coe
  Great Britain
Earl Jones
  United States
1988 Seoul
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Paul Ereng
  Kenya
Joaquim Cruz
  Brazil
Saïd Aouita
  Morocco
1992 Barcelona
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William Tanui
  Kenya
Nixon Kiprotich
  Kenya
Johnny Gray
  United States
1996 Atlanta
details
Vebjørn Rodal
  Norway
Hezekiél Sepeng
  South Africa
Frederick Onyancha
  Kenya
2000 Sydney
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Nils Schumann
  Germany
Wilson Kipketer
  Denmark
Djabir Saïd-Guerni
  Algeria
2004 Athens
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Yuriy Borzakovskiy
  Russia
Mbulaeni Mulaudzi
  South Africa
Wilson Kipketer
  Denmark
2008 Beijing
details
Wilfred Bungei
  Kenya
Ismail Ahmed Ismail
  Sudan
Alfred Kirwa Yego
  Kenya
2012 London
details
David Rudisha
  Kenya
Nijel Amos
  Botswana
Timothy Kitum
  Kenya
2016 Rio
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David Rudisha
  Kenya
Taoufik Makhloufi
  Algeria
Clayton Murphy
  United States

1500 metresEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Athens
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Edwin Flack
  Australia
Arthur Blake
  United States
Albin Lermusiaux
  France
1900 Paris
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Charles Bennett
  Great Britain
Henri Deloge
  France
John Bray
  United States
1904 St. Louis
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Jim Lightbody
  United States
Frank Verner
  United States
Lacey Hearn
  United States
1908 London
details
Mel Sheppard
  United States
Harold Wilson
  Great Britain
Norman Hallows
  Great Britain
1912 Stockholm
details
Arnold Jackson
  Great Britain
Abel Kiviat
  United States
Norman Taber
  United States
1920 Antwerp
details
Albert Hill
  Great Britain
Philip Baker
  Great Britain
Lawrence Shields
  United States
1924 Paris
details
Paavo Nurmi
  Finland
Willy Schärer
  Switzerland
H. B. Stallard
  Great Britain
1928 Amsterdam
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Harri Larva
  Finland
Jules Ladoumègue
  France
Eino Purje
  Finland
1932 Los Angeles
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Luigi Beccali
  Italy
Jerry Cornes
  Great Britain
Phil Edwards
  Canada
1936 Berlin
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Jack Lovelock
  New Zealand
Glenn Cunningham
  United States
Luigi Beccali
  Italy
1948 London
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Henry Eriksson
  Sweden
Lennart Strand
  Sweden
Willem Slijkhuis
  Netherlands
1952 Helsinki
details
Josy Barthel
  Luxembourg
Bob McMillen
  United States
Werner Lueg
  Germany
1956 Melbourne
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Ron Delany
  Ireland
Klaus Richtzenhain
  United Team of Germany
John Landy
  Australia
1960 Rome
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Herb Elliott
  Australia
Michel Jazy
  France
István Rózsavölgyi
  Hungary
1964 Tokyo
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Peter Snell
  New Zealand
Josef Odložil
  Czechoslovakia
John Davies
  New Zealand
1968 Mexico City
details
Kipchoge Keino
  Kenya
Jim Ryun
  United States
Bodo Tümmler
  West Germany
1972 Munich
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Pekka Vasala
  Finland
Kipchoge Keino
  Kenya
Rod Dixon
  New Zealand
1976 Montreal
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John Walker
  New Zealand
Ivo Van Damme
  Belgium
Paul-Heinz Wellmann
  West Germany
1980 Moscow
details
Sebastian Coe
  Great Britain
Jürgen Straub
  East Germany
Steve Ovett
  Great Britain
1984 Los Angeles
details
Sebastian Coe
  Great Britain
Steve Cram
  Great Britain
José Manuel Abascal
  Spain
1988 Seoul
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Peter Rono
  Kenya
Peter Elliott
  Great Britain
Jens-Peter Herold
  East Germany
1992 Barcelona
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Fermín Cacho
  Spain
Rachid El Basir
  Morocco
Mohamed Suleiman
  Qatar
1996 Atlanta
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Noureddine Morceli
  Algeria
Fermín Cacho
  Spain
Stephen Kipkorir
  Kenya
2000 Sydney
details
Noah Ngeny
  Kenya
Hicham El Guerrouj
  Morocco
Bernard Lagat
  Kenya
2004 Athens
details
Hicham El Guerrouj
  Morocco
Bernard Lagat
  Kenya
Rui Silva
  Portugal
2008 Beijing
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Asbel Kiprop
  Kenya
Nick Willis
  New Zealand
Mehdi Baala
  France
2012 London
details
Taoufik Makhloufi
  Algeria
Leonel Manzano
  United States
Abdalaati Iguider
  Morocco
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Matthew Centrowitz Jr.
  United States
Taoufik Makhloufi
  Algeria
Nick Willis
  New Zealand

5000 metresEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1912 Stockholm
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Hannes Kolehmainen
  Finland
Jean Bouin
  France
George Hutson
  Great Britain
1920 Antwerp
details
Joseph Guillemot
  France
Paavo Nurmi
  Finland
Eric Backman
  Sweden
1924 Paris
details
Paavo Nurmi
  Finland
Ville Ritola
  Finland
Edvin Wide
  Sweden
1928 Amsterdam
details
Ville Ritola
  Finland
Paavo Nurmi
  Finland
Edvin Wide
  Sweden
1932 Los Angeles
details
Lauri Lehtinen
  Finland
Ralph Hill
  United States
Lauri Virtanen
  Finland
1936 Berlin
details
Gunnar Höckert
  Finland
Lauri Lehtinen
  Finland
Henry Jonsson
  Sweden
1948 London
details
Gaston Reiff
  Belgium
Emil Zátopek
  Czechoslovakia
Wim Slijkhuis
  Netherlands
1952 Helsinki
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Emil Zátopek
  Czechoslovakia
Alain Mimoun
  France
Herbert Schade
  Germany
1956 Melbourne
details
Vladimir Kuts
  Soviet Union
Gordon Pirie
  Great Britain
Derek Ibbotson
  Great Britain
1960 Rome
details
Murray Halberg
  New Zealand
Hans Grodotzki
  United Team of Germany
Kazimierz Zimny
  Poland
1964 Tokyo
details
Bob Schul
  United States
Harald Norpoth
  United Team of Germany
Bill Dellinger
  United States
1968 Mexico City
details
Mohammed Gammoudi
  Tunisia
Kipchoge Keino
  Kenya
Naftali Temu
  Kenya
1972 Munich
details
Lasse Virén
  Finland
Mohammed Gammoudi
  Tunisia
Ian Stewart
  Great Britain
1976 Montreal
details
Lasse Virén
  Finland
Dick Quax
  New Zealand
Klaus-Peter Hildenbrand
  West Germany
1980 Moscow
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Miruts Yifter
  Ethiopia
Suleiman Nyambui
  Tanzania
Kaarlo Maaninka
  Finland
1984 Los Angeles
details
Saïd Aouita
  Morocco
Markus Ryffel
  Switzerland
António Leitão
  Portugal
1988 Seoul
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John Ngugi
  Kenya
Dieter Baumann
  West Germany
Hansjörg Kunze
  East Germany
1992 Barcelona
details
Dieter Baumann
  Germany
Paul Bitok
  Kenya
Fita Bayisa
  Ethiopia
1996 Atlanta
details
Vénuste Niyongabo
  Burundi
Paul Bitok
  Kenya
Khalid Boulami
  Morocco
2000 Sydney
details
Million Wolde
  Ethiopia
Ali Saïdi-Sief
  Algeria
Brahim Lahlafi
  Morocco
2004 Athens
details
Hicham El Guerrouj
  Morocco
Kenenisa Bekele
  Ethiopia
Eliud Kipchoge
  Kenya
2008 Beijing
details
Kenenisa Bekele
  Ethiopia
Eliud Kipchoge
  Kenya
Edwin Soi
  Kenya
2012 London
details
Mo Farah
  Great Britain
Dejen Gebremeskel
  Ethiopia
Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa
  Kenya
2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Mo Farah
  Great Britain
Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo
  United States
Hagos Gebrhiwet
  Ethiopia

10,000 metresEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1912 Stockholm
details
Hannes Kolehmainen
  Finland
Lewis Tewanima
  United States
Albin Stenroos
  Finland
1920 Antwerp
details
Paavo Nurmi
  Finland
Joseph Guillemot
  France
James Wilson
  Great Britain
1924 Paris
details
Ville Ritola
  Finland
Edvin Wide
  Sweden
Eero Berg
  Finland
1928 Amsterdam
details
Paavo Nurmi
  Finland
Ville Ritola
  Finland
Edvin Wide
  Sweden
1932 Los Angeles
details
Janusz Kusociński
  Poland
Volmari Iso-Hollo
  Finland
Lasse Virtanen
  Finland
1936 Berlin
details
Ilmari Salminen
  Finland
Arvo Askola
  Finland
Volmari Iso-Hollo
  Finland
1948 London
details
Emil Zátopek
  Czechoslovakia
Alain Mimoun
  France
Bertil Albertsson
  Sweden
1952 Helsinki
details
Emil Zátopek
  Czechoslovakia
Alain Mimoun
  France
Aleksandr Anufriyev
  Soviet Union
1956 Melbourne
details
Vladimir Kuts
  Soviet Union
József Kovács
  Hungary
Al Lawrence
  Australia
1960 Rome
details
Pyotr Bolotnikov
  Soviet Union
Hans Grodotzki
  United Team of Germany
Dave Power
  Australia
1964 Tokyo
details
Billy Mills
  United States
Mohammed Gammoudi
  Tunisia
Ron Clarke
  Australia
1968 Mexico City
details
Naftali Temu
  Kenya
Mamo Wolde
  Ethiopia
Mohammed Gammoudi
  Tunisia
1972 Munich
details
Lasse Virén
  Finland
Emiel Puttemans
  Belgium
Miruts Yifter
  Ethiopia
1976 Montreal
details
Lasse Virén
  Finland
Carlos Lopes
  Portugal
Brendan Foster
  Great Britain
1980 Moscow
details
Miruts Yifter
  Ethiopia
Kaarlo Maaninka
  Finland
Mohamed Kedir
  Ethiopia
1984 Los Angeles
details
Alberto Cova
  Italy
Mike McLeod
  Great Britain
Michael Musyoki
  Kenya
1988 Seoul
details
Brahim Boutayeb
  Morocco
Salvatore Antibo
  Italy
Kipkemboi Kimeli
  Kenya
1992 Barcelona
details
Khalid Skah
  Morocco
Richard Chelimo
  Kenya
Addis Abebe
  Ethiopia
1996 Atlanta
details
Haile Gebrselassie
  Ethiopia
Paul Tergat
  Kenya
Saleh Hissou
  Morocco
2000 Sydney
details
Haile Gebrselassie
  Ethiopia
Paul Tergat
  Kenya
Assefa Mezgebu
  Ethiopia
2004 Athens
details
Kenenisa Bekele
  Ethiopia
Sileshi Sihine
  Ethiopia
Zersenay Tadese
  Eritrea
2008 Beijing
details
Kenenisa Bekele
  Ethiopia
Sileshi Sihine
  Ethiopia
Micah Kogo
  Kenya
2012 London
details
Mo Farah
  Great Britain
Galen Rupp
  United States
Tariku Bekele
  Ethiopia
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Mo Farah
  Great Britain
Paul Tanui
  Kenya
Tamirat Tola
  Ethiopia

MarathonEdit

The distance of the marathon at the Olympics has varied in the early years, before being standardized at 42,195 m in 1924, the distance that was run at the 1908 Olympics. In other years, the distances have been:

  • 1896: 40,000 m (approximately)
  • 1900: 40,260 m (25.02 mi)
  • 1904: 40,000 m (24.85 mi)
  • 1912: 40,200 m (24.98 mi)
  • 1920: 40,750 m (25.32 mi)
Games Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Athens
details
Spiridon Louis
  Greece
Charilaos Vasilakos
  Greece
Gyula Kellner
  Hungary
1900 Paris
details
Michel Théato
  France[3]
Émile Champion
  France
Ernst Fast
  Sweden
1904 St. Louis
details
Thomas Hicks
  United States
Albert Corey
  United States[4]
Arthur Newton
  United States
1908 London
details
Johnny Hayes
  United States
Charles Hefferon
  South Africa
Joseph Forshaw
  United States
1912 Stockholm
details
Ken McArthur
  South Africa
Christian Gitsham
  South Africa
Gaston Strobino
  United States
1920 Antwerp
details
Hannes Kolehmainen
  Finland
Jüri Lossmann
  Estonia
Valerio Arri
  Italy
1924 Paris
details
Albin Stenroos
  Finland
Romeo Bertini
  Italy
Clarence DeMar
  United States
1928 Amsterdam
details
Boughera El Ouafi
  France
Manuel Plaza
  Chile
Martti Marttelin
  Finland
1932 Los Angeles
details
Juan Carlos Zabala
  Argentina
Sam Ferris
  Great Britain
Armas Toivonen
  Finland
1936 Berlin
details
Sohn Kee-chung
  Japan[5]
Ernest Harper
  Great Britain
Nan Shoryu
  Japan[5]
1948 London
details
Delfo Cabrera
  Argentina
Tom Richards
  Great Britain
Étienne Gailly
  Belgium
1952 Helsinki
details
Emil Zátopek
  Czechoslovakia
Reinaldo Gorno
  Argentina
Gustaf Jansson
  Sweden
1956 Melbourne
details
Alain Mimoun
  France
Franjo Mihalić
  Yugoslavia
Veikko Karvonen
  Finland
1960 Rome
details
Abebe Bikila
  Ethiopia
Rhadi Ben Abdesselam
  Morocco
Barry Magee
  New Zealand
1964 Tokyo
details
Abebe Bikila
  Ethiopia
Basil Heatley
  Great Britain
Kokichi Tsuburaya
  Japan
1968 Mexico City
details
Mamo Wolde
  Ethiopia
Kenji Kimihara
  Japan
Mike Ryan
  New Zealand
1972 Munich
details
Frank Shorter
  United States
Karel Lismont
  Belgium
Mamo Wolde
  Ethiopia
1976 Montreal
details
Waldemar Cierpinski
  East Germany
Frank Shorter
  United States
Karel Lismont
  Belgium
1980 Moscow
details
Waldemar Cierpinski
  East Germany
Gerard Nijboer
  Netherlands
Satymkul Dzhumanazarov
  Soviet Union
1984 Los Angeles
details
Carlos Lopes
  Portugal
John Treacy
  Ireland
Charlie Spedding
  Great Britain
1988 Seoul
details
Gelindo Bordin
  Italy
Douglas Wakiihuri
  Kenya
Ahmed Salah
  Djibouti
1992 Barcelona
details
Hwang Young-cho
  South Korea
Koichi Morishita
  Japan
Stephan Freigang
  Germany
1996 Atlanta
details
Josia Thugwane
  South Africa
Lee Bong-ju
  South Korea
Erick Wainaina
  Kenya
2000 Sydney
details
Gezahegne Abera
  Ethiopia
Erick Wainaina
  Kenya
Tesfaye Tola
  Ethiopia
2004 Athens
details
Stefano Baldini
  Italy
Mebrahtom Keflezighi
  United States
Vanderlei de Lima
  Brazil
2008 Beijing
details
Samuel Wanjiru
  Kenya
Jaouad Gharib
  Morocco
Tsegay Kebede
  Ethiopia
2012 London
details
Stephen Kiprotich
  Uganda
Abel Kirui
  Kenya
Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich
  Kenya
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Eliud Kipchoge
  Kenya
Feyisa Lelisa
  Ethiopia
Galen Rupp
  United States

110 metres hurdlesEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Athens
details
Thomas Curtis
  United States
Grantley Goulding
  Great Britain
none awarded
1900 Paris
details
Alvin Kraenzlein
  United States
John McLean
  United States
Fred Moloney
  United States
1904 St. Louis
details
Fred Schule
  United States
Thaddeus Shideler
  United States
Lesley Ashburner
  United States
1908 London
details
Forrest Smithson
  United States
John Garrels
  United States
Arthur Shaw
  United States
1912 Stockholm
details
Fred Kelly
  United States
James Wendell
  United States
Martin Hawkins
  United States
1920 Antwerp
details
Earl Thomson
  Canada
Harold Barron
  United States
Feg Murray
  United States
1924 Paris
details
Daniel Kinsey
  United States
Sydney Atkinson
  South Africa
Sten Pettersson
  Sweden
1928 Amsterdam
details
Sydney Atkinson
  South Africa
Steve Anderson
  United States
John Collier
  United States
1932 Los Angeles
details
George Saling
  United States
Percy Beard
  United States
Don Finlay
  Great Britain
1936 Berlin
details
Forrest Towns
  United States
Don Finlay
  Great Britain
Fritz Pollard
  United States
1948 London
details
William Porter
  United States
Clyde Scott
  United States
Craig Dixon
  United States
1952 Helsinki
details
Harrison Dillard
  United States
Jack Davis
  United States
Arthur Barnard
  United States
1956 Melbourne
details
Lee Calhoun
  United States
Jack Davis
  United States
Joel Shankle
  United States
1960 Rome
details
Lee Calhoun
  United States
Willie May
  United States
Hayes Jones
  United States
1964 Tokyo
details
Hayes Jones
  United States
Blaine Lindgren
  United States
Anatoly Mikhailov
  Soviet Union
1968 Mexico City
details
Willie Davenport
  United States
Ervin Hall
  United States
Eddy Ottoz
  Italy
1972 Munich
details
Rod Milburn
  United States
Guy Drut
  France
Thomas Hill
  United States
1976 Montreal
details
Guy Drut
  France
Alejandro Casañas
  Cuba
Willie Davenport
  United States
1980 Moscow
details
Thomas Munkelt
  East Germany
Alejandro Casañas
  Cuba
Aleksandr Puchkov
  Soviet Union
1984 Los Angeles
details
Roger Kingdom
  United States
Greg Foster
  United States
Arto Bryggare
  Finland
1988 Seoul
details
Roger Kingdom
  United States
Colin Jackson
  Great Britain
Tonie Campbell
  United States
1992 Barcelona
details
Mark McKoy
  Canada
Tony Dees
  United States
Jack Pierce
  United States
1996 Atlanta
details
Allen Johnson
  United States
Mark Crear
  United States
Florian Schwarthoff
  Germany
2000 Sydney
details
Anier García
  Cuba
Terrence Trammell
  United States
Mark Crear
  United States
2004 Athens
details
Liu Xiang
  China
Terrence Trammell
  United States
Anier García
  Cuba
2008 Beijing
details
Dayron Robles
  Cuba
David Payne
  United States
David Oliver
  United States
2012 London
details
Aries Merritt
  United States
Jason Richardson
  United States
Hansle Parchment
  Jamaica
2016 Rio
details
Omar McLeod
  Jamaica
Orlando Ortega
  Spain
Dimitri Bascou
  France

400 metres hurdlesEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1900 Paris
details
Walter Tewksbury
  United States
Henri Tauzin
  France
George Orton
  Canada
1904 St. Louis
details
Harry Hillman
  United States
Frank Waller
  United States
George Poage
  United States
1908 London
details
Charles Bacon
  United States
Harry Hillman
  United States
Jimmy Tremeer
  Great Britain
1912 Stockholm not included in the Olympic program
1920 Antwerp
details
Frank Loomis
  United States
John Norton
  United States
August Desch
  United States
1924 Paris
details
Morgan Taylor
  United States
Erik Wilén
  Finland
Ivan Riley
  United States
1928 Amsterdam
details
David Burghley
  Great Britain
Frank Cuhel
  United States
Morgan Taylor
  United States
1932 Los Angeles
details
Bob Tisdall
  Ireland
Glenn Hardin
  United States
Morgan Taylor
  United States
1936 Berlin
details
Glenn Hardin
  United States
John Loaring
  Canada
Miguel White
  Philippines
1948 London
details
Roy Cochran
  United States
Duncan White
  Ceylon
Rune Larsson
  Sweden
1952 Helsinki
details
Charles Moore
  United States
Yuriy Lituyev
  Soviet Union
John Holland
  New Zealand
1956 Melbourne
details
Glenn Davis
  United States
Eddie Southern
  United States
Josh Culbreath
  United States
1960 Rome
details
Glenn Davis
  United States
Clifton Cushman
  United States
Dick Howard
  United States
1964 Tokyo
details
Rex Cawley
  United States
John Cooper
  Great Britain
Salvatore Morale
  Italy
1968 Mexico City
details
David Hemery
  Great Britain
Gerhard Hennige
  West Germany
John Sherwood
  Great Britain
1972 Munich
details
John Akii-Bua
  Uganda
Ralph Mann
  United States
David Hemery
  Great Britain
1976 Montreal
details
Edwin Moses
  United States
Michael Shine
  United States
Yevgeniy Gavrilenko
  Soviet Union
1980 Moscow
details
Volker Beck
  East Germany
Vasyl Arkhypenko
  Soviet Union
Gary Oakes
  Great Britain
1984 Los Angeles
details
Edwin Moses
  United States
Danny Harris
  United States
Harald Schmid
  West Germany
1988 Seoul
details
André Phillips
  United States
Amadou Dia Ba
  Senegal
Edwin Moses
  United States
1992 Barcelona
details
Kevin Young
  United States
Winthrop Graham
  Jamaica
Kriss Akabusi
  Great Britain
1996 Atlanta
details
Derrick Adkins
  United States
Samuel Matete
  Zambia
Calvin Davis
  United States
2000 Sydney
details
Angelo Taylor
  United States
Hadi Al-Somaily
  Saudi Arabia
Llewellyn Herbert
  South Africa
2004 Athens
details
Félix Sánchez
  Dominican Republic
Danny McFarlane
  Jamaica
Naman Keïta
  France
2008 Beijing
details
Angelo Taylor
  United States
Kerron Clement
  United States
Bershawn Jackson
  United States
2012 London
details
Félix Sánchez
  Dominican Republic
Michael Tinsley
  United States
Javier Culson
  Puerto Rico
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Kerron Clement
  United States
Boniface Mucheru Tumuti
  Kenya
Yasmani Copello
  Turkey

3000 metres steeplechaseEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1920 Antwerp
details
Percy Hodge
  Great Britain
Patrick Flynn
  United States
Ernesto Ambrosini
  Italy
1924 Paris
details
Ville Ritola
  Finland
Elias Katz
  Finland
Paul Bontemps
  France
1928 Amsterdam
details
Toivo Loukola
  Finland
Paavo Nurmi
  Finland
Ove Andersen
  Finland
1932 Los Angeles
details
Volmari Iso-Hollo
  Finland
Thomas Evenson
  Great Britain
Joe McCluskey
  United States
1936 Berlin
details
Volmari Iso-Hollo
  Finland
Kalle Tuominen
  Finland
Alfred Dompert
  Germany
1948 London
details
Tore Sjöstrand
  Sweden
Erik Elmsäter
  Sweden
Göte Hagström
  Sweden
1952 Helsinki
details
Horace Ashenfelter
  United States
Vladimir Kazantsev
  Soviet Union
John Disley
  Great Britain
1956 Melbourne
details
Chris Brasher
  Great Britain
Sándor Rozsnyói
  Hungary
Ernst Larsen
  Norway
1960 Rome
details
Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak
  Poland
Nikolay Sokolov
  Soviet Union
Semyon Rzhishchin
  Soviet Union
1964 Tokyo
details
Gaston Roelants
  Belgium
Maurice Herriott
  Great Britain
Ivan Belyayev
  Soviet Union
1968 Mexico City
details
Amos Biwott
  Kenya
Benjamin Kogo
  Kenya
George Young
  United States
1972 Munich
details
Kipchoge Keino
  Kenya
Ben Jipcho
  Kenya
Tapio Kantanen
  Finland
1976 Montreal
details
Anders Gärderud
  Sweden
Bronisław Malinowski
  Poland
Frank Baumgartl
  East Germany
1980 Moscow
details
Bronisław Malinowski
  Poland
Filbert Bayi
  Tanzania
Eshetu Tura
  Ethiopia
1984 Los Angeles
details
Julius Korir
  Kenya
Joseph Mahmoud
  France
Brian Diemer
  United States
1988 Seoul
details
Julius Kariuki
  Kenya
Peter Koech
  Kenya
Mark Rowland
  Great Britain
1992 Barcelona
details
Matthew Birir
  Kenya
Patrick Sang
  Kenya
William Mutwol
  Kenya
1996 Atlanta
details
Joseph Keter
  Kenya
Moses Kiptanui
  Kenya
Alessandro Lambruschini
  Italy
2000 Sydney
details
Reuben Kosgei
  Kenya
Wilson Boit Kipketer
  Kenya
Ali Ezzine
  Morocco
2004 Athens
details
Ezekiel Kemboi
  Kenya
Brimin Kipruto
  Kenya
Paul Kipsiele Koech
  Kenya
2008 Beijing
details
Brimin Kipruto
  Kenya
Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad
  France
Richard Kipkemboi Mateelong
  Kenya
2012 London
details
Ezekiel Kemboi
  Kenya
Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad
  France
Abel Mutai
  Kenya
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Conseslus Kipruto
  Kenya
Evan Jager
  United States
Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad
  France

4 × 100 metres relayEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1912 Stockholm
details
  Great Britain (GBR)
David Jacobs
Henry Macintosh
Victor d'Arcy
Willie Applegarth
  Sweden (SWE)
Ivan Möller
Charles Luther
Ture Person
Knut Lindberg
none awarded
1920 Antwerp
details
  United States (USA)
Charlie Paddock
Jackson Scholz
Loren Murchison
Morris Kirksey
  France (FRA)
René Lorain
René Tirard
René Mourlon
Émile Ali-Khan
  Sweden (SWE)
Agne Holmström
William Petersson
Sven Malm
Nils Sandström
1924 Paris
details
  United States (USA)
Loren Murchison
Louis Clarke
Frank Hussey
Alfred LeConey
  Great Britain (GBR)
Harold Abrahams
Walter Rangeley
Wilfred Nichol
Lancelot Royle
  Netherlands (NED)
Jan de Vries
Jacob Boot
Harry Broos
Marinus van den Berge
1928 Amsterdam
details
  United States (USA)
Frank Wykoff
James Quinn
Charles Borah
Henry Russell
  Germany (GER)
Georg Lammers
Richard Corts
Hubert Houben
Helmut Körnig
  Great Britain (GBR)
Cyril Gill
Edward Smouha
Walter Rangeley
Jack London
1932 Los Angeles
details
  United States (USA)
Bob Kiesel
Emmett Toppino
Hector Dyer
Frank Wykoff
  Germany (GER)
Helmut Körnig
Friedrich Hendrix
Erich Borchmeyer
Arthur Jonath
  Italy (ITA)
Giuseppe Castelli
Ruggero Maregatti
Gabriele Salviati
Edgardo Toetti
1936 Berlin
details
  United States (USA)
Jesse Owens
Ralph Metcalfe
Foy Draper
Frank Wykoff
  Italy (ITA)
Orazio Mariani
Gianni Caldana
Elio Ragni
Tullio Gonnelli
  Germany (GER)
Wilhelm Leichum
Erich Borchmeyer
Erwin Gillmeister
Gerd Hornberger
1948 London
details
  United States (USA)
Barney Ewell
Lorenzo Wright
Harrison Dillard
Mel Patton
  Great Britain (GBR)
Jack Archer
John Gregory
Alastair McCorquodale
Kenneth Jones
  Italy (ITA)
Michele Tito
Enrico Perucconi
Antonio Siddi
Carlo Monti
1952 Helsinki
details
  United States (USA)
Dean Smith
Harrison Dillard
Lindy Remigino
Andy Stanfield
  Soviet Union (URS)
Boris Tokarev
Levan Kalyayev
Levan Sanadze
Vladimir Sukharev