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Champions of the Summer Olympic Games

Men - Track Events


100 Metres

1896 Thomas Burke (USA)
1900 Frankie Jarvis (USA)
1904 Charles Hahn (USA)
1906 Charles Hahn (USA)
1908 Reginald Walker (SAF)
1912 Ralph Craig (USA)
1920 Charles Paddock (USA)
1924 Harold Abrahams (GBR)
1928 Percy Williams (CAN)
1932 Thomas Tolan (USA)
1936 Jesse Owens (USA)
1948 W. Harrison Dillard (USA)
1952 Lindy Remigino (USA)
1956 Bobby Joe Morrow (USA)
1960 Armin Hary (GER)
1964 Robert Hayes (USA)
1968 James Hines (USA)
1972 Valery Borzov (SOV)
1976 Hasely Crawford (TRI)
1980 Alan Wells (GBR)
1984 Carl Lewis (USA)
1988 Carl Lewis (USA)
1992 Linford Christie (GBR)
1996 Donovan Bailey (CAN)
2000 Maurice Greene (USA)

200 Metres

1900 John Tewksbury (USA)
1904 Charles Hahn (USA)
1908 Robert Kerr (CAN)
1912 Ralph Craig (USA)
1920 Allen Woodring (USA)
1924 Jackson Scholz (USA)
1928 Percy Williams (CAN)
1932 Thomas Tolan (USA)
1936 Jesse Owens (USA)
1948 Melvin Patton (USA)
1952 Andrew Stanfield (USA)
1956 Bobby Joe Morrow (USA)
1960 Livio Berrutti (ITA)
1964 Henry Carr (USA)
1968 Tommie Smith (USA)
1972 Valery Borzov (SOV)
1976 Donald Quarrie (JAM)
1980 Pietro Mennea (ITA)
1984 Carl Lewis (USA)
1988 Joe DeLoach (USA)
1992 Mike Marsh (USA)
1996 Michael Johnson (USA)
2000 Konstantinos Kenteris (GRE)

400 Metres

1896 Thomas Burke (USA)
1900 Maxwell Long (USA)
1904 Harry Hillman (USA)
1906 Paul Pilgrim (USA)
1908 Wyndham Halswelle (GBR)
1912 Charles Reidpath (USA)
1920 Bevil Rudd (SAF)
1924 Eric Lidell (GBR)
1928 Raymond Barbuti (USA)
1932 William Carr (USA)
1936 Archie Williams (USA)
1948 Arthur Wint (JAM)
1952 George Rhoden (JAM)
1956 Charles Jenkins (USA)
1960 Otis Davis (USA)
1964 Michael Larrabee (USA)
1968 Lee Evans (USA)
1972 Vincent Matthews (USA)
1976 Alberto Juantorena (CUB)
1980 Victor Markin (SOV)
1984 Alonzon Babers (USA)
1988 Steve Lewis (USA)
1992 Quincy Watts (USA)
1996 Michael Johnson (USA)
2000 Michael Johnson (USA)

800 Metres

1896 Edwin Flack (AUS)
1900 Alfred Tysoe (GBR)
1904 James Lightbody (USA)
1906 Paul Pilgrim (USA)
1908 Melvin Sheppard (USA)
1912 Ted Meredith (USA)
1920 Albert Hill (GBR)
1924 Douglas Lowe (GBR)
1928 Douglas Lowe (GBR)
1932 Thomas Hampson (GBR)
1936 John Woodruff (USA)
1948 Malvin Whitfield (USA)
1952 Malvin Whitfield (USA)
1956 Tom Courtney (USA)
1960 Peter Snell (NZL)
1964 Peter Snell (NZL)
1968 Ralph Doubell (AUS)
1972 David Wottle (USA)
1976 Alberto Juantorena (CUB)
1980 Steve Ovett (GBR)
1984 Joaquim Cruz (CUB)
1988 Paul Ereng (KEN)
1992 William Tanui (KEN)
1996 Vebjøm Rodal (NOR)
2000 Nils Schumann (GER)

1500 Metres

1896 Edwin Flack (AUS)
1900 Charles Bennett (GBR)
1904 James Lightbody (USA)
1906 James Lightbody (USA)
1908 Melvin Sheppard (USA)
1912 Arnold Jackson (GBR)
1920 Albert Hill (GBR)
1924 Paavo Nurmi (FIN)
1928 Harry Larva (FIN)
1932 Luigi Beccali (ITA)
1936 John Lovelock (NZL)
1948 Henry Eriksson (SWE)
1952 Josy Barthel (LUX)
1956 Ron Delany (IRL)
1960 Herb Elliott (AUS)
1964 Peter Snell (NZL)
1968 Kip Keino (KEN)
1972 Pekka Vasala (FIN)
1976 John Walker (NZL)
1980 Sebastian Coe (GBR)
1984 Sebastian Coe (GBR)
1988 Peter Rono (KEN)
1992 Fermín Cacho (SPA)
1996 Noureddine Morceli (ALG)
2000 Noah Ngeny (KEN)

5000 Metres

1912 Hannes Kolehmainen (FIN)
1920 Joseph Guillemot (FRA)
1924 Paavo Nurmi (FIN)
1928 Ville Ritola (FIN)
1932 Lauri Lehtinen (FIN)
1936 Gunnar Höckert (FIN)
1948 Gaston Reiff (BEL)
1952 Emil Zátopek (CZE)
1956 Volodymyr Kuts (SOV)
1960 Murray Halberg (NZL)
1964 Robert Schul (USA)
1968 Mohammed Gammoudi (TUN)
1972 Lasse Viren (FIN)
1976 Lasse Viren (FIN)
1980 Miruts Yifter (ETH)
1984 Said Aouita (MOR)
1988 John Ngugi (KEN)
1992 Dieter Baumann (GER)
1996 Vébuste Niyongabo (BRD)
2000 Millon Wolde (ETH)

10,000 Metres

1912 Hannes Kolehmainen (FIN)
1920 Paavo Nurmi (FIN)
1924 Ville Ritola (FIN)
1928 Paavo Nurmi (FIN)
1932 Janusz Kusocinski (POL)
1936 Ilmari Salminen (FIN)
1948 Emil Zátopek (CZE)
1952 Emil Zátopek (CZE)
1956 Volodymyr Kuts (SOV)
1960 Pyotr Bolotnikov (SOV)
1964 William Mills (USA)
1968 Naftali Temu (KEN)
1972 Lasse Viren (FIN)
1976 Lasse Viren (FIN)
1980 Miruts Yifter (ETH)
1984 Alberto Cova (ITA)
1988 Brahim Boutaïb (MOR)
1992 Khalid Skah (MOR)
1996 Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)
2000 Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)

Marathon

1896 Spiridon Louis (GRE)
1900 Michel Théato (LUX)
1904 Thomas Hicks (USA)
1906 William Sherring (CAN)
1908 Johnny Hayes (USA)
1912 Kenneth McArthur (SAF)
1920 Hannes Kolehmainen (FIN)
1924 Albin Stenroos (FIN)
1928 Boughèra El Ouafi (FRA)
1932 Juan Carlos Zabala (ARG)
1936 Sohn Kee-chung (JPN)
1948 Delfo Cabrera (ARG)
1952 Emil Zátopek (CZE)
1956 Alain Mimoun (FRA)
1960 Abebe Bikila (ETH)
1964 Abebe Bikila (ETH)
1968 Mamo Wolde (ETH)
1972 Frank Shorter (USA)
1976 Waldemar Cierpinski (GDR)
1980 Waldemar Cierpinski (GDR)
1984 Carlos Lopes (POR)
1988 Gelindo Bordin (ITA)
1992 Hwang Young-cho (KOR)
1996 Josia Thugwane (SAF)
2000 Gezahegne Abera (ETH)

110 Metre Hurdles

1896 Thomas Curtis (USA)
1900 Alvin Kraenzlein (USA)
1904 Frederick Schule (USA)
1906 Robert Leavitt (USA)
1908 Forrest Smithson (USA)
1912 Frederick Kelly (USA)
1920 Earl Thomson (CAN)
1924 Daniel Kinset (USA)
1928 Sydney Atkinson (SAF)
1932 George Saling (USA)
1936 Forrest Towns (USA)
1948 William Porter (USA)
1952 Harrison Dillard (USA)
1956 Lee Calhoun (USA)
1960 Lee Calhoun (USA)
1964 Hayes Jones (USA)
1968 Willie Davenport (USA)
1972 Rod Milburn (USA)
1976 Guy Drut (FRA)
1980 Thomas Munkelt (GDR)
1984 Roger Kingdom (USA)
1988 Roger Kingdom (USA)
1992 Mark McKoy (CAN)
1996 Allen Johnson (USA)
2000 Anier Garcia (CUB)

400 Metre Hurdles

1900 John Tewksbury (USA)
1904 Harry Hillman (USA)
1908 Charles Bacon (USA)
1920 Frank Loomis (USA)
1924 Morgan Taylor (USA)
1928 David Burghley (GBR)
1932 Bob Tisdall (IRL)
1936 Glenn Hardin (USA)
1948 Leroy Cochran (USA)
1952 Charles Moore (USA)
1956 Glenn Davis (USA)
1960 Glenn Davis (USA)
1964 Rex Cawley (USA)
1968 David Hemery (GBR)
1972 John Akii-Bua (UGA)
1976 Ed Moses (USA)
1980 Volker Beck (GDR)
1984 Ed Moses (USA)
1988 Andre Phillips (USA)
1992 Kevin Young (USA)
1996 Derrick Adkins (USA)
2000 Angelo Taylor(USA)

3000 Metre Steeplechase

1900 George Orton (CAN)
1904 James Lightbody (USA)
1908 Arthur Russel (GBR)
1920 Percy Hodge (GBR)
1924 Ville Ritola (FIN)
1928 Tolvo Loukola (FIN)
1932 Volmari Iso-Hollo (FIN)
1936 Volmari Iso-Hollo (FIN)
1948 Thore Sjöstrand (SWE)
1952 Horace Ashenfelter (USA)
1956 Chris Brasher (GBR)
1960 Zdzislaw Krzyszowiak (POL)
1964 Gaston Roelants (BEL)
1968 Amos Biwott (KEN)
1972 Kip Keino (KEN)
1976 Anders Gärderud (SWE)
1980 Bronislaw Malinowski (POL)
1984 Julius Korir (KEN)
1988 Julius Kariuku (KEN)
1992 Matthew Birir (KEN)
1996 Joseph Keter (KEN)
2000 Reuben Kosgei (KEN)

4 x 100 Metre Relay

1912 GBR
1920 USA
1924 USA
1928 USA
1932 USA
1936 USA
1948 USA
1952 USA
1956 USA
1960 GER
1964 USA
1968 USA
1972 USA
1976 USA
1980 SOV
1984 USA
1988 SOV
1992 USA
1996 CAN
2000 USA

4 x 400 Metre Relay

1908 USA
1912 USA
1920 GBR
1924 USA
1928 USA
1932 USA
1936 GBR
1948 USA
1952 JAM
1956 USA
1960 USA
1964 USA
1968 USA
1972 KEN
1976 USA
1980 SOV
1984 USA
1988 USA
1992 USA
1996 USA
2000 USA

20km Walk

1956 Leonid Spirin (SOV)
1960 Volodymyr Holubnychy (SOV)
1964 Ken Matthews (GBR)
1968 Volodymyr Holubnychy (SOV)
1972 Peter Frenkl (GDR)
1976 Daniel Bautista (MEX)
1980 Maurizio Damilano (ITA)
1984 Ernesto Canto (MEX)
1988 Jozef Pribilinec (CZE)
1992 Daniel Plaza (SPA)
1996 Jefferson Pérez (ECU)
2000 Robert Korzeniowski (POL)

50km Walk

1932 Tommy Green (GBR)
1936 Harry Whitlock (GBR)
1948 John Ljunggren (SWE)
1952 Giuseppe Dordoni (ITA)
1956 Norman Read (NZL)
1960 Don Thompson (GBR)
1964 Abdon Pomich (ITA)
1968 Christoph Höhne (GDR)
1972 Bernd Kannenberg (GER)
1980 Hartwig Gauder (GDR)
1984 Raúl González (MEX)
1988 Vyacheslav Ivanenko (SOV)
1992 Andrei Perlov (RUS)
1996 Robert Korzeniowski (POL)
2000 Robert Korzeniowski (POL)


Men - Field Events

High Jump

1896 Ellery Clark (USA)
1900 Irving Baxter (USA)
1904 Samuel Jones (USA)
1906 Con Leahy (GBR)
1908 Harry Porter (USA)
1912 Alma Richards (USA)
1920 Richmond Landon (USA)
1924 Harold Osborn (USA)
1928 Robert King (USA)
1932 Duncan McNaughton (CAN)
1936 Cornelius Johnson (USA)
1948 John Winter (AUS)
1952 Buddy Davis (USA)
1956 Charles Dumas (USA)
1960 Robert Shavlakadze (SOV)
1964 Valery Brumel (SOV)
1968 Dick Fosbury (USA)
1972 Jüri Tarmak (SOV)
1976 Jacek Wszola (POL)
1980 Gerd Wessig (GDR)
1984 Dietmar Mögenburg (GER)
1988 Hennady Avdeyenko (SOV)
1992 Javier Sotomayor (CUB)
1996 Charles Austin (USA)
2000 Sergey Kliugin (RUS)


Pole Vault

1896 William Welles Hoyt (USA)
1900 Irving Baxter (USA)
1904 Charles Dvorak (USA)
1906 Fernand Gonder (FRA)
1908 Edward Cooke (USA)/ Alfred Gilbert (USA)
1912 Harry Babcock (USA)
1920 Frank Foss (USA)
1924 Lee Barnes (USA)
1928 Sabin Carr (USA)
1932 Bill Miller (USA)
1936 Earle Meadows (USA)
1948 Guinn Smith (USA)
1952 Bob Richards (USA)
1956 Bob Richards (USA)
1960 Don Bragg (USA)
1964 Fred Hansen (USA)
1968 Bob Seagren (USA)
1972 Wolfgang Nordwig (GDR)
1976 Tadeusz Slusarski (POL)
1980 Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz (POL)
1984 Pierre Quinon (FRA)
1988 Serhei Bubka (SOV)
1992 Maksim Tarasov (RUS)
1996 Jean Galfione (FRA)
2000 Nick Hysong (USA)

Long Jump

1896 Ellery Clark (USA)
1900 Alvin Kraenzlein (USA)
1904 Meyer Prinstein (USA)
1906 Meyer Prinstein (USA)
1908 Frank Irons (USA)
1912 Albert Gutterson (USA)
1920 William Petersson (SWE)
1924 William DeHart Hubbard
1928 Edward Hamm (USA)
1932 Edward Gordon (USA)
1936 Jesse Owens (USA)
1948 Willie Steele (USA)
1952 Jerome Biffle (USA)
1956 Gregory Bell (USA)
1960 Ralph Boston (USA)
1964 Lynn Davies (USA)
1968 Bob Beamon (USA)
1972 Randy Williams (USA)
1976 Arnie Robinson (USA)
1980 Lutz Dombrowski (GDR)
1984 Carl Lewis (USA)
1988 Carl Lewis (USA)
1992 Carl Lewis (USA)
1996 Carl Lewis (USA)
2000 Ivan Pedroso (CUB)


Triple Jump

1896 James Connolly (USA)
1900 Meyer Prinstein (USA)
1904 Meyer Prinstein (USA)
1906 Peter O'Connor (GBR)
1908 Timothy Ahearne (GBR)
1912 Gustaf Lindblom (SWE)
1920 Vilho Tuulos (FIN)
1924 Nick WInter (AUS)
1928 Mikio Oda (JPN)
1932 Chuhei Nambu (JPN)
1936 Naoto Tajima (JPN)
1948 Arne Åhman (SWE)
1952 Ademar Ferreira da Silva (BRA)
1956 Ademar Ferreira da Silva (BRA)
1960 Józef Schmidt (POL)
1964 Józef Schmidt (POL)
1968 Viktor Saneyev (SOV)
1972 Viktor Saneyev (SOV)
1976 Viktor Saneyev (SOV)
1980 Jaak Uudmäe (SOV)
1984 Al Joyner (USA)
1988 Khristo Markov (BUL)
1992 Michael Conley (USA)
1996 Kenny Harrison (USA)
2000 Johnathan Edwards (GBR)


Shot Putt

1896 Robert Garrett (USA)
1900 Richard Sheldon (USA)
1904 Ralph Rose (USA)
1906 Martin Sheridan (USA)
1908 Ralph Rose (USA)
1912 Patrick McDonald (USA)
1920 Ville Pörhölä (FIN)
1924 Bud Houser (USA)
1928 John Kuck (USA)
1932 Leo Sexton (USA)
1936 Hans Woellke (GER)
1948 Wilbur Thompson (USA)
1952 Parry O'Brien (USA)
1956 Parry O'Brien (USA)
1960 Bill Nieder (USA)
1964 Dallas Long (USA)
1968 Randy Matson (USA)
1972 Wladyslaw Komar (POL)
1976 Udo Beyer (GDR)
1980 Volodymyr Kyselyov (SOV)
1984 Alessandro Andrei (ITA)
1988 Ulf Timmerman (GDR)
1992 Michael Stulce (USA)
1996 Randy Barnes (USA)
2000 Arsi Harju (FIN)


Discus

1896 Robert Garrett (USA)
1900 Rudolf Bauer (HUN)
1904 Marin Sheridan (USA)
1906 Marin Sheridan (USA)
1908 Marin Sheridan (USA)
1912 Armas Taipale (FIN)
1920 Elmer Niklander (FIN)
1924 Bud Houser (USA)
1928 Bud Houser (USA)
1932 John Anderson (USA)
1936 Kenneth Carpenter (USA)
1948 Adolfo Consolini (ITA)
1952 Sim Iness (USA)
1956 Al Oerter (USA)
1960 Al Oerter (USA)
1964 Al Oerter (USA)
1968 Al Oerter (USA)
1972 Ludvik Danek (CZE)
1976 Mac Wilkin (USA)
1980 Viktor Rashchupkin (SOV)
1984 Rolf Danneberg (GER)
1988 Jürgen Schult (GDR)
1992 Romas Ubartas (LIT)
1996 Lars Riedel (GER)
2000 Virgilijus Alekna (LIT)


Hammer Throw

1900 John Flanagan (USA)
1904 John Flanagan (USA)
1908 John Flanagan (USA)
1912 Duncan Gillis (USA)
1920 Pat Ryan (USA)
1924 Fred Tootell (USA)
1928 Par O'Callaghan (IRL)
1932 Par O'Callaghan (IRL)
1936 Karl Hein (GER)
1948 Imre Németh (HUN)
1952 József Csérmák (HUN)
1956 Harold Connolly (USA)
1960 Vasily Rundkov (SOV)
1964 Romuald Klim (SOV)
1968 Gyula Zsivótzky (HUN)
1972 Anatoly Bondarchuk (SOV)
1976 Yuri Sedykh (SOV)
1980 Yuri Sedykh (SOV)
1984 Juha Tiainen (FIN)
1988 Sergei Litvinov (SOV)
1992 Andrei Abduvaliyev (TJK)
1996 Balázs Kiss (HUN)
2000 Szymon Ziolkowski (POL)


Javelin

1908 Eric Lemming (SWE)
1912 Eric Lemming (SWE)
1920 Jonni Myrrä (FIN)
1924 Jonni Myrrä (FIN)
1928 Erik Lundkvist (SWE)
1932 Matti Järvinen (FIN)
1936 Gerhard Stöck (GER)
1948 Tapio Rautavaara (FIN)
1952 Cy Young (USA)
1956 Egil Danielson (NOR)
1960 Viktor Tsybulenko (SOV)
1964 Pauli Nevala (FIN)
1968 Janis Lusis (SOV)
1972 Klaus Wolfermann
1976 Miklos Németh (HUN)
1980 Dainis Kula (SOV)
1984 Arto Härkönen (FIN)
1988 Tapio Korjus (FIN)
1992 Jan Zelezný (CZE)
1996 Jan Zelezný (CZE)
2000 Jan Zelezný (CZE)


Decathlon

1912 Jim Thorpe (USA)
1920 Helge Lövland (NOR)
1924 Harold Osborn (USA)
1928 Paavo Yrjölä (FIN)
1932 Jim Bausch (USA)
1936 Glenn Morris (USA)
1948 Bob Mathias (USA)
1952 Bob Mathias (USA)
1956 Milt Campbell (USA)
1960 Rafer Johnson (USA)
1964 Will Holdorf (GER)
1968 Bill Toomey (USA)
1972 Mykola Avilov (SOV)
1976 Bruce Jenner (USA)
1980 Daley Thompson (GBR)
1984 Daley Thompson (GBR)
1988 Christain Schenk (GDR)
1992 Robert Zmelík (CZE)
1996 Dan O'Brien (USA)
2000 Erki Nool (EST)