Athletics — 1,500 metres, Men

Times held 29
Total participants 1065
Total countries 153

Participants

Year Event Status Participants NOCs
1896 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 8 5
1900 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 9 6
1904 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 9 3
1906 1,500 metres, Men Intercalated 20 9
1908 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 44 15
1912 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 45 14
1920 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 28 12
1924 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 40 22
1928 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 44 19
1932 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 24 14
1936 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 43 27
1948 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 36 22
1952 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 52 26
1956 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 37 22
1960 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 39 25
1964 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 43 33
1968 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 54 37
1972 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 66 46
1976 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 42 28
1980 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 40 29
1984 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 59 40
1988 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 59 46
1992 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 51 40
1996 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 57 37
2000 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 41 26
2004 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 38 26
2008 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 48 30
2012 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 43 29
2016 1,500 metres, Men Olympic 42 26

Medal winners

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Teddy FlackAUS Arthur C. BlakeUSA Albin LermusiauxFRA
1900 Charles BennettGBR Henry DelogeFRA John BrayUSA
1904 Jim LightbodyUSA Bill VernerUSA Lacey HearnUSA
1906 Jim LightbodyUSA John McGoughGBR Kristian HellströmSWE
1908 Mel SheppardUSA Harold WilsonGBR Norman HallowsGBR
1912 Arnold JacksonGBR Abel KiviatUSA Norm TaberUSA
1920 Albert HillGBR Philip BakerGBR Larry ShieldsUSA
1924 Paavo NurmiFIN Willy SchärerSUI Henry StallardGBR
1928 Harri LarvaFIN Jules LadoumègueFRA Eino PurjeFIN
1932 Luigi BeccaliITA Jerry CornesGBR Phil EdwardsCAN
1936 Jack LovelockNZL Glenn CunninghamUSA Luigi BeccaliITA
1948 Henry ErikssonSWE Lennart StrandSWE Wim SlijkhuisNED
1952 Josy BarthelLUX Bob McMillenUSA Werner LuegGER
1956 Ronnie DelanyIRL Klaus RichtzenhainGER John LandyAUS
1960 Herb ElliottAUS Michel JazyFRA István RózsavölgyiHUN
1964 Peter SnellNZL Josef OdložilTCH John DaviesNZL
1968 Kip KeinoKEN Jim RyunUSA Bodo TümmlerFRG
1972 Pekka VasalaFIN Kip KeinoKEN Rod DixonNZL
1976 John WalkerNZL Ivo Van DammeBEL Paul-Heinz WellmannFRG
1980 Seb CoeGBR Jürgen StraubGDR Steve OvettGBR
1984 Seb CoeGBR Steve CramGBR José Manuel AbascalESP
1988 Peter RonoKEN Peter ElliottGBR Jens-Peter HeroldGDR
1992 Fermín CachoESP Rachid El-BasirMAR Mohamed SuleimanQAT
1996 Noureddine MorceliALG Fermín CachoESP Stephen KipkorirKEN
2000 Noah NgenyKEN Hicham El GuerroujMAR Bernard LagatKEN
2004 Hicham El GuerroujMAR Bernard LagatKEN Rui SilvaPOR
2008 Asbel KipropKEN Nick WillisNZL Mehdi BaalaFRA
2012 Taoufik MakhloufiALG Leo ManzanoUSA Abdalaati IguiderMAR
2016 Matthew CentrowitzUSA Taoufik MakhloufiALG Nick WillisNZL

Medals by country

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Great Britain GBR 5 6 3 14
United States USA 4 7 4 15
Kenya KEN 4 2 2 8
New Zealand NZL 3 1 3 7
Finland FIN 3 0 1 4
Algeria ALG 2 1 0 3
Australia AUS 2 0 1 3
Morocco MAR 1 2 1 4
Spain ESP 1 1 1 3
Sweden SWE 1 1 1 3
Italy ITA 1 0 1 2
Ireland IRL 1 0 0 1
Luxembourg LUX 1 0 0 1
France FRA 0 3 2 5
East Germany GDR 0 1 1 2
Germany GER 0 1 1 2
Belgium BEL 0 1 0 1
Czechoslovakia TCH 0 1 0 1
Switzerland SUI 0 1 0 1
West Germany FRG 0 0 2 2
Canada CAN 0 0 1 1
Hungary HUN 0 0 1 1
Netherlands NED 0 0 1 1
Portugal POR 0 0 1 1
Qatar QAT 0 0 1 1

Top medallists

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Seb Coe GBR 2 0 0 2
Jim Lightbody USA 2 0 0 2
Fermín Cacho ESP 1 1 0 2
Kip Keino KEN 1 1 0 2
Hicham El Guerrouj MAR 1 1 0 2
Taoufik Makhloufi ALG 1 1 0 2