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Medallists

Comprehensive lists of medallists at major championships.


Men’s Olympic Games medallists

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Women’s Olympic Games medallists

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The Olympic Games were first held in 1896, with women’s events being added in 1928. Nationalities given are those of the countries the athletes were representing at the time of the event, with their nationality under today’s political boundaries given in brackets where otherwise unclear. Automatic times (or unofficial times based on photo-finish evidence) are given in preference to official hand times.

OLYMPIC GAMES VENUES: 1896 Athens (GRE), 1900 Paris (FRA), 1904 St. Louis (USA), 1906 Athens (GRE), 1908 London (GBR), 1912 Stockholm (SWE), 1920 Antwerp (BEL), 1924 Paris (FRA), 1928 Amsterdam (NED), 1932 Los Angeles (USA), 1936 Berlin (GER), 1948 London (GBR), 1952 Helsinki (FIN), 1956 Melbourne (AUS), 1960 Rome (ITA), 1964 Tokyo (JPN), 1968 Mexico City (MEX), 1972 Munich (FRG), 1976 Montréal (CAN), 1980 Moscow (URS), 1984 Los Angeles (USA), 1988 Seoul (KOR), 1992 Barcelona (ESP), 1996 Atlanta (USA), 2000 Sydney (AUS), 2004 Athens (GRE) {Shot: Olympia (GRE)}, 2008 Beijing (CHN), 2012 London (GBR).


Men’s World Championships medallists

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Women’s World Championships medallists

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Although a limited number of events not on the Olympic programme were given World Championship status in 1976 and 1980, the first IAAF World Championships proper were held in 1983. Originally held every four years, the event is now held every two. Nationalities given are those of the countries the athletes were representing at the time of the event, with their nationality under today’s political boundaries given in brackets where otherwise unclear.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS VENUES: 1976(50kW) Malmö (SWE), 1980(w3000/w400H) Sittard (NED), 1983 Helsinki (FIN), 1987 Rome (ITA), 1991 Tokyo (JPN), 1993 Stuttgart (GER), 1995 Gothenburg (SWE), 1997 Athens (GRE), 1999 Seville (ESP), 2001 Edmonton (CAN), 2003 Paris/Saint-Denis (FRA), 2005 Helsinki (FIN), 2007 Osaka (JPN), 2009 Berlin (GER), 2011 Daegu (KOR), 2013 Moscow (RUS).


Men’s Commonwealth Games medallists

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Women’s Commonwealth Games medallists

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A “Festival of the Empire” celebrating the coronation of King George V was held at Crystal Palace, London in 1911. The festival, contested by Great Britain & Ireland, Australasia, Canada and South Africa, comprised five athletics events (100 yards, 220 yards, 880 yards, 1 mile & 120 yards hurdles) plus heavyweight boxing, middleweight wrestling and 100 yards & 1 mile swimming races. The first British Empire Games was held in 1930 and retitled British Empire & Commonwealth Games in 1954, British Commonwealth Games in 1970 and Commonwealth Games in 1978.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES VENUES: 1930 Hamilton (CAN), 1934 London (ENG), 1938 Sydney (AUS), 1950 Auckland (NZL), 1954 Vancouver (CAN), 1958 Cardiff (WAL), 1962 Perth (AUS), 1966 Kingston (JAM), 1970 Edinburgh (SCO), 1974 Christchurch (NZL), 1978 Edmonton (CAN), 1982 Brisbane (AUS), 1986 Edinburgh (SCO), 1990 Auckland (NZL), 1994 Victoria (CAN), 1998 Kuala Lumpur (MAS), 2002 Manchester (ENG), 2006 Melbourne (AUS), 2010 New Delhi (IND), 2014 Glasgow (SCO).

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Men’s World Indoor Championships medallists

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Women’s World Indoor Championships medallists

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The IAAF first staged a World Indoor Games in 1985. The event was formally re-titled World Indoor Championships in 1987 and has been staged every two years since that date. The championships were held in successive years in 2003 and 2004 as the event was switched from odd to even years to alternate with the main IAAF World (Outdoor) Championships. Entry to the heptathlon and pentathlon events is by invitation only.

WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS VENUES: 1985 Paris (FRA), 1987 Indianapolis (USA), 1989 Budapest (HUN), 1991 Seville (ESP), 1993 Toronto (CAN), 1995 Barcelona (ESP), 1997 Paris (FRA), 1999 Maebashi (JPN), 2001 Lisbon (POR), 2003 Birmingham (GBR), 2004 Budapest (HUN), 2006 Moscow (RUS), 2008 Valencia (ESP), 2010 Doha (QAT), 2012 Istanbul (TUR).


Men’s European Championships medallists

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Women’s European Championships medallists

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The European Athletics Championships is a biennial athletics event organised by the European Athletics Association.  First held in 1934 in Turin, Women 1938 in Vienna, the events combine in Oslo 1946.  The Championships originally took place every four years, with a few exceptions. Since 2010, they have been organised every two years.  When they coincide with the Summer Olympics, the marathon and race-walking events are not contested.

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS VENUES: 1934: Men Turin (ITA), 1938: Men Paris (FRA), Women Vienna (AUT), 1946: Oslo (NOR), 1950: Brussels (BEL), 1954: Berne (SUI), 1958: Stockholm (SWE), 1962: Belgrade (YUG), 1966: Budapest (HUN), 1969: Athens (GRE), 1971: Helsinki (FIN), 1974: Rome (ITA), 1978: Prague (TCH), 1982: Athens (GRE), 1986: Stuttgart (FRG), 1990: Split (YUG), 1994: Helsinki (FIN), 1998: Budapest (HUN), 2002: Munich (GER), 2006: Gothenburg (SWE), 2010: Barcelona (ESP), 2012: Helsinki (FIN), 2014: Zurich (SUI).


Men’s European Indoor Championships medallists

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Women’s European Indoor Championships medallists

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The European Indoor Games were first held in 1966 and renamed the European Indoor Championships in 1970

EUROPPEAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS VENUES: 1966 Dortmund (FRG), 1967 Prague (TCH), 1968 Madrid (ESP), 1969 Belgrade (YUG), 1970 Vienna (AUT), 1971 Sofia (BUL), 1972 Grenoble (FRA), 1973 Rotterdam (NED), 1974 Gothenburg (SWE), 1975 Katowice (POL), 1976 Munich (FRG), 1977 San Sebastián (ESP), 1978 Milan (ITA), 1979 Vienna (AUT), 1980 Sindelfingen (FRG), 1981 Grenoble (FRA), 1982 Milan (ITA), 1983 Budapest (HUN), 1984 Gothenburg (SWE), 1985 Athens/Piraeus (GRE), 1986 Madrid (ESP), 1987 Liévin (FRA), 1988 Budapest (HUN), 1989 The Hague (NED),    1990 Glasgow (GBR), 1992 Genoa (ITA), 1994 Paris (FRA), 1996 Stockholm (SWE), 1998 Va (ESP), 2000 Ghent (BEL), 2002 Vienna (AUT), 2005 Madrid (ESP), 2007 Birmingham (GBR), 2009 Turin (ITA), 2011 Paris (FRA), 2013 Gothenburg

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