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Medallists

Comprehensive lists of medallists at major championships.

Olympic Games

Men
sprints | distances
jumps | throws
multis, walks & relays

Women
sprints | distances
jumps | throws
multis, walks & relays

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.

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).

World Championships

Men
track | field | multis, walks & relays

Women
track | field | multis, walks & relays

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.

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).

World Indoor Championships

Men
track | field

Women
track | field

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.

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).

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