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Olympic Games (Athletics)

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  • 01. Olympic Games (Athletics) - General Info
  • 02. Olympic Games (Athletics) - Records and Statistics
  • 03. Olympic Games (Athletics) - Events
  • 1896 Olympic Games Athina, Greece - (Athletics)
     poster1896.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: Athina, Greece Participants: 63 (63 men and 0 women) from 9 countries
    Date Started: April 6, 1896 Youngest Participant: FRA Georges de la Nézière (17 years, 250 days)
    Date Finished: April 10, 1896 Oldest Participant: DEN Eugen Schmidt (34 years, 49 days)
    Events: 12 Most Medals (Athlete): USA Bob Garrett (4 medals)
    Most Medals (Country): USA United States (17 medals)
  • 1900 Olympic Games Paris, France - (Athletics)
     poster1900.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: Paris, France Participants: 119 (119 men and 0 women) from 17 countries
    Date Started: July 14, 1900 Youngest Participant: USA Arthur Newton (17 years, 165 days)
    Date Finished: July 16, 1900 Oldest Participant: GBR Ion Pool (42 years, 239 days)
    Events: 23 Most Medals (Athlete): USA Irv Baxter and USA Walter Tewksbury (5 medals)
    Most Medals (Country): USA United States (39 medals)
  • 1904 Olympic Games St. Louis, United States - (Athletics)
     poster1904.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: St. Louis, United States Participants: 116 (116 men and 0 women) from 11 countries
    Date Started: July 4, 1904 Youngest Participant: USA Walter Dray (18 years, 166 days)
    Date Finished: July 4, 1904 Oldest Participant: USA Jim Mitchel (40 years, 217 days)
    Events: 24 Most Medals (Athlete): USA Jim Lightbody (4 medals)
    Most Medals (Country): USA United States (64 medals)
  • 1906 Olympic Games Athina, Greece - (Athletics)
     official_report_1906_1.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: Athina, Greece Participants: 233 (233 men and 0 women) from 20 countries
    Date Started: April 25, 1906 Youngest Participant: TUR Vahram Papazyan (13 years, 224 days)
    Date Finished: May 1, 1906 Oldest Participant: USA James B. Connolly (37 years, 183 days)
    Events: 21 Most Medals (Athlete): USA Martin Sheridan (5 medals)
    Most Medals (Country): USA United States (23 medals)
  • 1908 Olympic Games London, Great Britain - (Athletics)
     poster1908.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: London, Great Britain Participants: 431 (431 men and 0 women) from 20 countries
    Date Started: July 13, 1908 Youngest Participant: BEL Victor Jacquemin (16 years, 130 days)
    Date Finished: July 25, 1908 Oldest Participant: USA John Flanagan (40 years, 170 days)
    Events: 26 Most Medals (Athlete): USA Mel Sheppard and USA Martin Sheridan (3 medals)
    Most Medals (Country): USA United States (34 medals)
  • 1912 Olympic Games Stockholm, Sweden - (Athletics)
     poster1912.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: Stockholm, Sweden Participants: 534 (534 men and 0 women) from 27 countries
    Date Started: July 6, 1912 Youngest Participant: SWE Douglas Melin (16 years, 278 days)
    Date Finished: July 15, 1912 Oldest Participant: FIN Verner Järvinen (42 years, 131 days)
    Events: 30 Most Medals (Athlete): FIN Hannes Kolehmainen (4 medals)
    Most Medals (Country): USA United States (42 medals)
  • 1920 Olympic Games Antwerpen, Belgium - (Athletics)
     poster1920.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium Participants: 509 (509 men and 0 women) from 25 countries
    Date Started: August 15, 1920 Youngest Participant: ESP Diego Ordóñez (16 years, 283 days)
    Date Finished: August 23, 1920 Oldest Participant: USA Matt McGrath (42 years, 243 days)
    Events: 29 Most Medals (Athlete): FIN Paavo Nurmi and SWE Eric Backman (4 medals)
    Most Medals (Country): USA United States (29 medals)
  • 1924 Olympic Games Paris, France - (Athletics)
     poster1924.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: Paris, France Participants: 659 (659 men and 0 women) from 40 countries
    Date Started: July 6, 1924 Youngest Participant: FRA Francis Galtier (17 years, 63 days)
    Date Finished: July 13, 1924 Oldest Participant: TCH Boris Honzátko (48 years, 196 days)
    Events: 27 Most Medals (Athlete): FIN Ville Ritola (6 medals)
    Most Medals (Country): USA United States (32 medals)
  • 1928 Olympic Games Amsterdam, Netherlands - (Athletics)
     poster1928.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands Participants: 706 (611 men and 95 women) from 40 countries
    Date Started: July 29, 1928 Youngest Participant: POL Gertruda Kilosówna (15 years, 174 days)
    Date Finished: August 5, 1928 Oldest Participant: SWE Carl Johan Lind (45 years, 66 days)
    Events: 27 Most Medals (Athlete): FIN Paavo Nurmi (3 medals)
    Most Medals (Country): USA United States (25 medals)
  • 1932 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States - (Athletics)
     poster1932.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: Los Angeles, United States Participants: 386 (332 men and 54 women) from 34 countries
    Date Started: July 31, 1932 Youngest Participant: JPN Sumiko Watanabe (15 years, 247 days)
    Date Finished: August 7, 1932 Oldest Participant: ITA Armando Poggioli (44 years, 46 days)
    Events: 29 Most Medals (Athlete): 3 athletes with 3 medals
    Most Medals (Country): USA United States (35 medals)
  • 1936 Olympic Games Berlin, Germany - (Athletics)
     poster1936.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: Berlin, Germany Participants: 776 (678 men and 98 women) from 43 countries
    Date Started: August 2, 1936 Youngest Participant: JPN Ko Nakamura-Yoshino (16 years, 104 days)
    Date Finished: August 9, 1936 Oldest Participant: CAN Percy Wyer (52 years, 199 days)
    Events: 29 Most Medals (Athlete): USA Jesse Owens (4 medals)
    Most Medals (Country): USA United States (25 medals)
  • 1948 Olympic Games London, Great Britain - (Athletics)
     poster1948.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: London, Great Britain Participants: 745 (601 men and 144 women) from 53 countries
    Date Started: July 30, 1948 Youngest Participant: USA Mae Faggs (16 years, 118 days)
    Date Finished: August 7, 1948 Oldest Participant: GBR Lloyd Johnson (48 years, 116 days)
    Events: 33 Most Medals (Athlete): NED Fanny Blankers-Koen (4 medals)
    Most Medals (Country): USA United States (27 medals)
  • 1952 Olympic Games Helsinki, Finland - (Athletics)
     poster1952.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: Helsinki, Finland Participants: 963 (776 men and 187 women) from 57 countries
    Date Started: July 20, 1952 Youngest Participant: USA Barbara Jones (15 years, 124 days)
    Date Finished: July 27, 1952 Oldest Participant: USA John Deni (49 years, 75 days)
    Events: 33 Most Medals (Athlete): 3 athletes with 3 medals
    Most Medals (Country): USA United States (31 medals)
  • 1956 Olympic Games Melbourne, Australia - (Athletics)
     poster1956.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: Melbourne, Australia Participants: 720 (573 men and 147 women) from 59 countries
    Date Started: November 23, 1956 Youngest Participant: USA Meredith Ellis (15 years, 82 days)
    Date Finished: December 1, 1956 Oldest Participant: USA Leo Sjogren (42 years, 236 days)
    Events: 33 Most Medals (Athlete): 3 athletes with 3 medals
    Most Medals (Country): USA United States (31 medals)
  • 1960 Olympic Games Roma, Italy - (Athletics)
     poster1960.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: Roma, Italy Participants: 1,016 (812 men and 204 women) from 72 countries
    Date Started: August 31, 1960 Youngest Participant: CAN Valerie Jerome (16 years, 127 days)
    Date Finished: September 8, 1960 Oldest Participant: ARG Guillermo Weller (47 years, 127 days)
    Events: 34 Most Medals (Athlete): USA Wilma Rudolph (3 medals)
    Most Medals (Country): USA United States (26 medals)
  • 1964 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan - (Athletics)
     poster1964.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: Tokyo, Japan Participants: 1,018 (782 men and 236 women) from 80 countries
    Date Started: October 14, 1964 Youngest Participant: GHA Alice Annum (15 years, 360 days)
    Date Finished: October 21, 1964 Oldest Participant: SWE John Ljunggren (45 years, 40 days)
    Events: 36 Most Medals (Athlete): 3 athletes with 3 medals
    Most Medals (Country): USA United States (24 medals)
  • 1968 Olympic Games Ciudad de México, Mexico - (Athletics)
     poster1968.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico Participants: 1,029 (786 men and 243 women) from 92 countries
    Date Started: October 13, 1968 Youngest Participant: USA Esther Stroy (15 years, 64 days)
    Date Finished: October 20, 1968 Oldest Participant: ISL Guðmundur Hermannsson (43 years, 78 days)
    Events: 36 Most Medals (Athlete): 13 athletes with 2 medals
    Most Medals (Country): USA United States (28 medals)
  • 1972 Olympic Games Munich - (Athletics)
     poster1972.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: München, West Germany Participants: 1,330 (961 men and 369 women) from 104 countries
    Date Started: August 31, 1972 Youngest Participant: BAR Heather Gooding (14 years, 165 days)
    Date Finished: September 10, 1972 Oldest Participant: CAN Alex Oakley (46 years, 131 days)
    Events: 38 Most Medals (Athlete): 3 athletes with 3 medals
    Most Medals (Country): USA United States (22 medals)
  • 1976 Olympic Games Montreal - (Athletics)
     poster1976.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: Montréal, Canada Participants: 1,006 (703 men and 303 women) from 79 countries
    Date Started: July 23, 1976 Youngest Participant: CIV Céléstine N'Drin (13 years, 4 days)
    Date Finished: July 31, 1976 Oldest Participant: CAN Alex Oakley (50 years, 89 days)
    Events: 37 Most Medals (Athlete): GDR Renate Stecher and FRG Annegret Richter (3 medals)
    Most Medals (Country): GDR East Germany (27 medals)
  • 1980 Olympic Games Moscow - (Athletics)
     poster1980.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union Participants: 960 (694 men and 266 women) from 70 countries
    Date Started: July 24, 1980 Youngest Participant: TAN Marcellina Emmanuel (15 years, 266 days)
    Date Finished: August 1, 1980 Oldest Participant: URS Yevgeny Ivchenko (42 years, 34 days)
    Events: 38 Most Medals (Athlete): 18 athletes with 2 medals
    Most Medals (Country): URS Soviet Union (41 medals)
  • 1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles - (Athletics)
     1984_s1-150x205.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: Los Angeles, United States Participants: 1,280 (894 men and 384 women) from 124 countries
    Date Started: August 3, 1984 Youngest Participant: THA Wassana Panyapuek (15 years, 241 days)
    Date Finished: August 11, 1984 Oldest Participant: GBR Joyce Smith (46 years, 284 days)
    Events: 41 Most Medals (Athlete): USA Carl Lewis (4 medals)
    Most Medals (Country): USA United States (40 medals)
  • 1988 Olympic Games Seoul - (Athletics)
     poster1988.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: Seoul, South Korea Participants: 1,617 (1,063 men and 554 women) from 148 countries
    Date Started: September 23, 1988 Youngest Participant: YAR Anwar Al-Harazi (15 years, 293 days)
    Date Finished: October 1, 1988 Oldest Participant: GUM Lourdes Klitzkie (48 years, 235 days)
    Events: 42 Most Medals (Athlete): USA Florence Griffith Joyner (4 medals)
    Most Medals (Country): GDR East Germany (27 medals)
  • 1992 Olympic Games Barcelona - (Athletics)
     poster1992.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: Barcelona, Spain Participants: 1,726 (1,104 men and 621 women) from 156 countries
    Date Started: July 31, 1992 Youngest Participant: KEN Lydia Cheromei (15 years, 83 days)
    Date Finished: August 8, 1992 Oldest Participant: CRC Luis López (43 years, 24 days)
    Events: 43 Most Medals (Athlete): USA Gwen Torrence (3 medals)
    Most Medals (Country): USA United States (30 medals)
  • 1996 Olympic Games Atlanta - (Athletics)
     poster1996.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: Atlanta, United States Participants: 2,057 (1,302 men and 755 women) from 190 countries
    Date Started: July 26, 1996 Youngest Participant: NIG Rachida Mahamane (14 years, 336 days)
    Date Finished: August 3, 1996 Oldest Participant: MYA Htay Myint (43 years, 22 days)
    Events: 44 Most Medals (Athlete): JAM Merlene Ottey-Page (3 medals)
    Most Medals (Country): USA United States (23 medals)
  • 2000 Olympic Games Sydney - (Athletics)
     poster2000.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: Sydney, Australia Participants: 2,137 (1,257 men and 880 women) from 193 countries
    Date Started: September 22, 2000 Youngest Participant: TOG Direma Banasso (14 years, 298 days)
    Date Finished: September 30, 2000 Oldest Participant: GBR Chris Maddocks (43 years, 186 days)
    Events: 46 Most Medals (Athlete): 13 athletes with 2 medals
    Most Medals (Country): USA United States (16 medals)
  • 2004 Olympic Games Athens - (Athletics)
  • 2004 Olympic Games Olympia - (Athletics)
     poster2004.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: Athina, Greece Participants: 1,995 (1,079 men and 916 women) from 196 countries
    Date Started: August 18, 2004 Youngest Participant: VAN Katura Marae (14 years, 261 days)
    Date Finished: August 28, 2004 Oldest Participant: SLO Merlene Ottey-Page (44 years, 106 days)
    Events: 46 Most Medals (Athlete): JAM Veronica Campbell-Brown and USA Justin Gatlin (3 medals)
    Most Medals (Country): USA United States (25 medals)
  • 2008 Olympic Games Beijing - (Athletics)
     poster2008.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: Beijing, China Participants: 2,056 (1,082 men and 974 women) from 200 countries
    Date Started: August 15, 2008 Youngest Participant: UZB Anastasiya Svechnikova (15 years, 334 days)
    Date Finished: August 23, 2008 Oldest Participant: BLR Ellina Zvereva (47 years, 273 days)
    Events: 47 Most Medals (Athlete): JAM Usain Bolt (3 medals)
    Most Medals (Country): USA United States (23 medals)
  • 2012 Olympic Games London - (Athletics)
     poster2012.jpg Info about the Games
    Host City: London, Great Britain Participants: 2,079 (1,088 men and 991 women) from 201 countries
    Date Started: August 3, 2012 Youngest Participant: AND Cristina Llovera (15 years, 307 days)
    Date Finished: August 11, 2012 Oldest Participant: UKR Oleksandr Dryhol (46 years, 101 days)
    Events: 47 Most Medals (Athlete): 5 athletes with 3 medals
    Most Medals (Country): USA United States (28 medals)
  • 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro - (Athletics)

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