Athletics — 800 metres, Men

Times held 30
Total participants 1168
Total countries 175

Participants

Year Event Status Participants NOCs
1896 800 metres, Men Olympic 9 6
1900 800 metres, Men Olympic 18 7
1904 800 metres, Men Olympic 13 3
1906 800 metres, Men Intercalated 23 8
1908 800 metres, Men Olympic 38 11
1912 800 metres, Men Olympic 47 16
1920 800 metres, Men Olympic 40 17
1924 800 metres, Men Olympic 50 24
1928 800 metres, Men Olympic 49 24
1932 800 metres, Men Olympic 21 11
1936 800 metres, Men Olympic 42 23
1948 800 metres, Men Olympic 41 24
1952 800 metres, Men Olympic 50 32
1956 800 metres, Men Olympic 38 24
1960 800 metres, Men Olympic 51 35
1964 800 metres, Men Olympic 47 32
1968 800 metres, Men Olympic 44 32
1972 800 metres, Men Olympic 61 46
1976 800 metres, Men Olympic 42 31
1980 800 metres, Men Olympic 41 28
1984 800 metres, Men Olympic 69 55
1988 800 metres, Men Olympic 70 53
1992 800 metres, Men Olympic 59 49
1996 800 metres, Men Olympic 56 40
2000 800 metres, Men Olympic 61 46
2004 800 metres, Men Olympic 72 58
2008 800 metres, Men Olympic 58 40
2012 800 metres, Men Olympic 55 44
2016 800 metres, Men Olympic 57 39
2020 800 metres, Men Olympic 47 29

Medal winners

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Teddy FlackAUS Nándor DániHUN Dimitrios GolemisGRE
1900 Alfred TysoeGBR John CreganUSA Dave HallUSA
1904 Jim LightbodyUSA Howard ValentineUSA Emil BreitkreutzUSA
1906 Paul PilgrimUSA Jim LightbodyUSA Wyndham HalswelleGBR
1908 Mel SheppardUSA Emilio LunghiITA Hanns BraunGER
1912 Ted MeredithUSA Mel SheppardUSA Ira DavenportUSA
1920 Albert HillGBR Earl EbyUSA Bevil RuddRSA
1924 Douglas LoweGBR Paul MartinSUI Sky EnckUSA
1928 Douglas LoweGBR Erik ByléhnSWE Hermann EngelhardGER
1932 Tommy HampsonGBR Alex WilsonCAN Phil EdwardsCAN
1936 John WoodruffUSA Mario LanziITA Phil EdwardsCAN
1948 Mal WhitfieldUSA Arthur WintJAM Marcel HansenneFRA
1952 Mal WhitfieldUSA Arthur WintJAM Heinz UlzheimerGER
1956 Tom CourtneyUSA Derek JohnsonGBR Audun BoysenNOR
1960 Peter SnellNZL Roger MoensBEL George KerrWIF
1964 Peter SnellNZL Bill CrothersCAN Wilson KiprugutKEN
1968 Ralph DoubellAUS Wilson KiprugutKEN Tom FarrellUSA
1972 Dave WottleUSA Yevgeny ArzhanovURS Mike BoitKEN
1976 Alberto JuantorenaCUB Ivo Van DammeBEL Rick WohlhuterUSA
1980 Steve OvettGBR Seb CoeGBR Nikolay KirovURS
1984 Joaquim CruzBRA Seb CoeGBR Earl JonesUSA
1988 Paul ErengKEN Joaquim CruzBRA Saïd AouitaMAR
1992 William TanuiKEN Nixon KiprotichKEN Johnny GrayUSA
1996 Vebjørn RodalNOR Hezekiél SepengRSA Fred OnyanchaKEN
2000 Nils SchumannGER Wilson KipketerDEN Djabir Saïd-GuerniALG
2004 Yury BorzakovskyRUS Mbulaeni MulaudziRSA Wilson KipketerDEN
2008 Wilfred BungeiKEN Ismail Ahmed IsmailSUD Alfred Kirwa YegoKEN
2012 David RudishaKEN Nijel AmosBOT Timothy KitumKEN
2016 David RudishaKEN Taoufik MakhloufiALG Clayton MurphyUSA
2020 Emmanuel KorirKEN Ferguson RotichKEN Patryk DobekPOL

Medals by country

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
United States USA 9 5 9 23
Kenya KEN 6 3 5 14
Great Britain GBR 6 3 1 10
Australia AUS 2 0 0 2
New Zealand NZL 2 0 0 2
Brazil BRA 1 1 0 2
Germany GER 1 0 3 4
Norway NOR 1 0 1 2
Cuba CUB 1 0 0 1
Russian Federation RUS 1 0 0 1
Canada CAN 0 2 2 4
South Africa RSA 0 2 1 3
Belgium BEL 0 2 0 2
Italy ITA 0 2 0 2
Jamaica JAM 0 2 0 2
Algeria ALG 0 1 1 2
Denmark DEN 0 1 1 2
Soviet Union URS 0 1 1 2
Botswana BOT 0 1 0 1
Hungary HUN 0 1 0 1
Sudan SUD 0 1 0 1
Sweden SWE 0 1 0 1
Switzerland SUI 0 1 0 1
France FRA 0 0 1 1
Greece GRE 0 0 1 1
Morocco MAR 0 0 1 1
Poland POL 0 0 1 1
West Indies Federation WIF 0 0 1 1

Top medallists

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Douglas Lowe GBR 2 0 0 2
Peter Snell NZL 2 0 0 2
Mal Whitfield USA 2 0 0 2
David Rudisha KEN 2 0 0 2
Joaquim Cruz BRA 1 1 0 2
Jim Lightbody USA 1 1 0 2
Mel Sheppard USA 1 1 0 2