Athletics — 4 × 100 metres Relay, Men

Times held 25
Total participants 2063
Total countries 117

Participants

Year Event Status Participants NOCs
1912 4 x 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic 33 8
1920 4 x 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic 52 13
1924 4 x 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic 60 15
1928 4 x 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic 52 13
1932 4 x 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic 32 8
1936 4 x 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic 60 15
1948 4 x 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic 60 15
1952 4 x 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic 88 22
1956 4 x 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic 72 18
1960 4 x 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic 78 19
1964 4 x 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic 85 21
1968 4 x 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic 76 19
1972 4 x 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic 112 27
1976 4 x 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic 80 20
1980 4 x 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic 64 16
1984 4 x 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic 85 20
1988 4 x 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic 127 30
1992 4 x 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic 104 25
1996 4 x 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic 154 37
2000 4 x 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic 168 40
2004 4 x 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic 65 16
2008 4 x 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic 66 16
2012 4 x 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic 67 16
2016 4 x 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic 70 16
2020 4 × 100 metres Relay, Men Olympic 64 16

Medal winners

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1912 Great BritainGBR SwedenSWE
1920 United StatesUSA FranceFRA SwedenSWE
1924 United StatesUSA Great BritainGBR NetherlandsNED
1928 United StatesUSA GermanyGER Great BritainGBR
1932 United StatesUSA GermanyGER ItalyITA
1936 United StatesUSA ItalyITA GermanyGER
1948 United StatesUSA Great BritainGBR ItalyITA
1952 United StatesUSA Soviet UnionURS HungaryHUN
1956 United StatesUSA Soviet UnionURS Unified Team of GermanyGER
1960 Unified Team of GermanyGER Soviet UnionURS Great BritainGBR
1964 United StatesUSA PolandPOL FranceFRA
1968 United StatesUSA CubaCUB FranceFRA
1972 United StatesUSA Soviet UnionURS West GermanyFRG
1976 United StatesUSA East GermanyGDR Soviet UnionURS
1980 Soviet UnionURS PolandPOL FranceFRA
1984 United StatesUSA JamaicaJAM CanadaCAN
1988 Soviet UnionURS Great BritainGBR FranceFRA
1992 United StatesUSA NigeriaNGR CubaCUB
1996 CanadaCAN United StatesUSA BrazilBRA
2000 United StatesUSA BrazilBRA CubaCUB
2004 Great BritainGBR United StatesUSA NigeriaNGR
2008 Trinidad and TobagoTTO JapanJPN BrazilBRA
2012 JamaicaJAM Trinidad and TobagoTTO FranceFRA
2016 JamaicaJAM JapanJPN CanadaCAN
2020 ItalyITA CanadaCAN

Medals by country

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
United States USA 15 2 0 17
Soviet Union URS 2 4 1 7
Great Britain GBR 2 3 2 7
Jamaica JAM 2 1 0 3
Germany GER 1 2 2 5
Italy ITA 1 1 2 4
Trinidad and Tobago TTO 1 1 0 2
Canada CAN 1 0 3 4
Japan JPN 0 2 0 2
Poland POL 0 2 0 2
France FRA 0 1 5 6
Brazil BRA 0 1 2 3
Cuba CUB 0 1 2 3
Nigeria NGR 0 1 1 2
Sweden SWE 0 1 1 2
East Germany GDR 0 1 0 1
Hungary HUN 0 0 1 1
Netherlands NED 0 0 1 1
West Germany FRG 0 0 1 1

Top medallists

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Frank Wykoff USA 3 0 0 3
Vladimir Muravyov KAZ
URS
2 0 0 2
Harrison Dillard USA 2 0 0 2
Carl Lewis USA 2 0 0 2
Loren Murchison USA 2 0 0 2
Usain Bolt JAM 2 0 0 2
Yohan Blake JAM 2 0 0 2
Kemar Bailey-Cole JAM 2 0 0 2

Participation by year

Country # 1912 1920 1924 1928 1932 1936 1948 1952 1956 1960 1964 1968 1972 1976 1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016 2020
Afghanistan AFG 1 4 h4 r1/3
Antigua and Barbuda ANT 4 7 h1 r1/3 6 h2 r2/3 6 h3 r1/3 6 h1 r1/2
Argentina ARG 4 3 h4 r1/3 DNS DNS 4 3 h3 r1/2 4 h1 r2/3
Australia AUS 8 3 h2 r1/2 5 h2 r1/3 4 h2 r2/3 DNS 5 h1 r2/3 DNS DNS AC h2 r2/3 AC h2 r2/3 6 6
Austria AUT 4 2 h5 r1/3 DNS DNS DNS AC h1 r2/3 7 4 h5 r1/3
Bangladesh BAN 2 6 h4 r1/3 5 h4 r1/3
Barbados BAR 3 6 h3 r1/3 7 h2 r2/3 8 h5 r1/3
Belgium BEL 3 4 h2 r1/2 DNS 3 h2 r1/2 AC h2 r1/2
Belize BIZ 1 AC h1 r1/3
Benin BEN 2 5 h4 r1/3 6 h4 r1/3
Bermuda BER 2 5 h2 r1/2 5 h1 r2/3
Bohemia BOH 0 DNS
Brazil BRA 11 DNS 3 h1 r1/2 DNS 6 h1 r2/3 8 8 Bronze Silver 8 Bronze 4 h1 r1/2 6 4 h1 r1/2
British Virgin Islands IVB 1 7 h5 r1/3
Bulgaria BUL 1 6
Burkina Faso BUR 0 DNS
Cameroon CMR 2 5 h1 r1/3 5 h4 r1/3
Canada CAN 20 2 h3 r2/3 3 h1 r2/3 AC r2/2 4 5 5 5 h1 r1/3 4 h3 r1/3 4 h1 r2/3 8 Bronze 7 AC h2 r2/3 Gold 6 h1 r2/3 7 h1 r1/2 5 AC r2/2 Bronze Bronze
Central African Republic CAF 0 DNS
Chile CHI 1 DNS DNS 8 h2 r1/3
Chinese Taipei TPE 2 DNS 7 h2 r1/3 DNS 5 h1 r1/3
Congo CGO 5 8 h2 r2/3 DNS 7 h2 r1/2 6 h3 r1/3 6 h2 r1/3 AC h2 r1/3
Croatia CRO 1 6 h5 r1/3
Cuba CUB 9 4 h2 r2/3 Silver 5 h1 r2/3 5 AC h1 r1/2 Bronze 6 Bronze 7 h2 r1/2
Cyprus CYP 2 5 h5 r1/3 5 h1 r1/3
Czechoslovakia TCH 2 DNS DNS DNS 6 4
Côte d'Ivoire CIV 6 7 h1 r2/3 5 h2 r1/3 7 h1 r2/3 8 7 h1 r2/3 5 h1 r2/3
Denmark DEN 3 5 4 h2 r2/3 7 h2 r1/2
Dominican Republic DOM 2 7 h1 r1/3 AC h1 r1/2
East Germany GDR 4 5 5 Silver 5
Egypt EGY 1 7 h1 r1/3
Equatorial Guinea GEQ 1 5 h2 r1/3
Ethiopia ETH 2 5 h3 r1/3 AC h4 r1/3
Fiji FIJ 1 5 h3 r1/3
Finland FIN 4 3 h3 r1/3 4 h1 r1/2 4 h1 r1/3 5 h2 r2/3 DNS
France FRA 24 2 h6 r1/3 Silver 5 4 5 h2 r1/2 AC h3 r1/2 5 4 h1 r2/3 AC h4 r1/3 Bronze Bronze 7 7 Bronze 6 Bronze 5 h1 r2/3 AC r3/3 5 7 h2 r1/2 6 h2 r1/2 Bronze 5 h1 r1/2 3 h1 r1/2
Gabon GAB 1 5 h4 r1/3
Germany GER 14 AC r3/3 Silver Silver Bronze 4 h3 r1/3 Bronze Gold 5 h2 r2/3 AC h1 r2/3 6 h1 r1/2 4 6 h2 r1/2 6 h2 r1/2 5
Ghana GHA 11 4 h2 r1/3 8 h1 r2/3 5 h2 r2/3 7 h1 r2/3 DNS 5 h1 r2/3 5 h2 r2/3 6 h1 r2/3 4 h1 r2/3 AC h3 r1/3 6 h2 r1/2 AC r2/2
Great Britain GBR 24 Gold 4 Silver Bronze 6 4 h2 r1/2 Silver 4 5 Bronze 8 5 h1 r2/3 6 h2 r2/3 4 7 Silver 4 AC h3 r1/3 AC h1 r1/3 Gold AC h2 r1/2 DQ 5 DQ
Greece GRE 6 4 h1 r2/3 4 h1 r1/2 4 h1 r1/2 DNS 5 h2 r2/3 AC h5 r1/3 5 h2 r2/3
Guatemala GUA 1 3 h1 r1/3
Guyana GUY 0 DNS
Hong Kong, China HKG 2 7 h2 r1/3 7 h2 r1/2
Hungary HUN 11 2 h2 r2/3 4 AC h3 r1/2 3 h2 r1/2 4 Bronze 5 h1 r2/3 7 h1 r2/3 6 h2 r1/2 8 4 h4 r1/3
Iceland ISL 2 4 h3 r1/2 AC h4 r1/3
India IND 3 DNS 5 h1 r1/2 DNS 7 h2 r2/3 7 h1 r1/3
Indonesia INA 3 6 h1 r2/3 AC h2 r1/3 7 h5 r1/3
Iraq IRQ 2 4 h1 r1/3 AC h1 r1/3
Ireland IRL 1 DNS 4 h3 r1/3
Israel ISR 1 6 h3 r1/3
Italy ITA 21 DNS AC h1 r1/2 3 h2 r2/3 3 h1 r1/2 Bronze Silver Bronze 2 h1 r1/3 4 4 7 7 8 6 4 5 AC h4 r1/3 7 5 h2 r1/2 AC h2 r1/2 7 h1 r1/2 Gold
Jamaica JAM 13 DNS 4 4 DNS 4 h1 r1/2 Silver 4 AC h4 r1/3 AC h2 r2/3 4 4 h2 r1/2 DQ Gold Gold 4
Japan JPN 16 3 h3 r1/2 5 AC h1 r1/2 6 h2 r2/3 5 h1 r2/3 8 h2 r2/3 6 h2 r1/3 5 h1 r2/3 6 AC h2 r1/3 6 4 Silver 4 Silver AC r2/2
Kenya KEN 1 DNS 6 h2 r2/3
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia KSA 3 6 h1 r1/3 7 h2 r1/3 7 h3 r1/3
Kuwait KUW 1 DNS 6 h2 r1/3
Lao People's Democratic Republic LAO 1 8 h1 r1/3
Latvia LAT 0 DNS
Liberia LBR 4 5 h1 r1/3 DNS DNS 7 h3 r1/3 6 h5 r1/3 6 h2 r1/3
Luxembourg LUX 1 6
Madagascar MAD 1 6 h2 r1/3
Malaysia MAS 2 6 h1 r1/3 8 h1 r2/3
Maldives MDV 1 7 h1 r1/3
Mauritius MRI 2 7 h1 r1/3 5 h3 r1/3
Mexico MEX 3 DNS DNS DNS 7 h2 r1/3 4 h4 r1/3 AC h1 r2/3
Netherlands NED 9 3 h2 r1/2 Bronze DNS AC r2/2 6 AC h2 r1/2 AC r2/2 5 8 h2 r1/2 AC h1 r1/2
New Zealand NZL 0 DNS
Nigeria NGR 14 5 h2 r2/3 AC h4 r1/3 AC h1 r2/3 6 h1 r2/3 AC h2 r2/3 6 h1 r2/3 DNS 7 5 h2 r2/3 6 h1 r2/3 Silver AC h2 r2/3 AC h1 r2/3 Bronze AC h1 r1/2
Norway NOR 1 DNS AC h1 r1/2
Oman OMA 1 6 h4 r1/3
Pakistan PAK 3 6 h1 r2/3 5 h2 r2/3 6 h2 r2/3 DNS
Papua New Guinea PNG 1 AC h2 r1/3
Paraguay PAR 0 DNS
People's Republic of China CHN 6 6 h2 r1/2 DNS AC h2 r2/3 AC r2/2 5 h1 r1/2 4 3
Philippines PHI 2 DNS 4 h2 r1/3 7 h3 r1/3
Poland POL 12 DNS 5 h1 r2/3 6 AC h3 r1/3 Silver 8 6 4 Silver 8 5 AC h1 r1/2 5 h2 r1/2
Portugal POR 3 6 h1 r1/3 AC h2 r2/3 5 h2 r1/3
Puerto Rico PUR 2 DNS 5 h1 r1/3 7 h4 r1/3
Qatar QAT 2 8 h2 r2/3 8 h1 r2/3 DNS
Republic of Korea KOR 1 7 h1 r2/3
Romania ROU 0 DNS
Russian Federation RUS 2 DNS 4 h5 r1/3 8 h1 r1/2
Saint Kitts and Nevis SKN 3 4 h2 r1/3 6 h1 r1/2 7 h1 r1/2
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VIN 1 6 h1 r1/3
San Marino SMR 1 4 h4 r1/3
Senegal SEN 7 6 h2 r2/3 5 h3 r1/3 6 h2 r2/3 6 h1 r1/2 7 h1 r2/3 AC h2 r1/3 4 h2 r1/3
Serbia and Montenegro SCG 1 6 h1 r1/3
Seychelles SEY 1 7 h1 r1/2
Sierra Leone SLE 5 8 h2 r1/2 6 h2 r1/3 7 h3 r1/3 7 h1 r2/3 5 h1 r2/3
Slovenia SLO 1 AC h2 r2/3
South Africa RSA 5 3 h3 r1/2 4 h3 r2/3 DNS 3 h1 r1/2 AC h1 r1/2 AC h1 r1/2
Soviet Union URS 9 Silver Silver Silver 5 AC h2 r2/3 Silver Bronze Gold Gold
Spain ESP 8 3 h1 r1/2 3 h2 r1/3 5 h1 r1/2 AC h4 r1/3 AC h2 r2/3 AC h3 r1/3 5 h2 r2/3 6 h1 r2/3
Sweden SWE 5 Silver Bronze 3 h3 r2/3 3 h3 r1/2 5
Switzerland SUI 6 4 h3 r1/2 AC r3/3 5 4 h3 r1/2 5 h3 r1/3 4 h2 r2/3 DNS
Thailand THA 12 6 h2 r1/3 4 h2 r1/3 5 h1 r1/3 7 h2 r1/3 6 h3 r1/3 8 h1 r2/3 8 h1 r2/3 5 h3 r1/3 6 h2 r2/3 4 h3 r1/3 7 h1 r2/3 5 h2 r1/2
The Bahamas BAH 5 AC h2 r2/3 5 h4 r1/3 7 h2 r2/3 AC h2 r2/3 4 h1 r1/3
The Gambia GAM 3 DNS 7 h1 r1/3 6 h3 r1/3 7 h4 r1/3
Togo TOG 2 7 h2 r2/3 4 h4 r1/3
Trinidad and Tobago TTO 9 DNS 6 h1 r2/3 DNS 6 h1 r2/3 5 h1 r1/2 6 h2 r2/3 7 Gold Silver AC r2/2 5 h1 r1/2
Türkiye TUR 4 DNS 4 h3 r1/2 AC h1 r1/2 4 h1 r1/2 AC h2 r1/2
Uganda UGA 3 AC h2 r1/3 6 h3 r1/3 DNS 6 h1 r1/3
Ukraine UKR 1 4
Unified Team EUN 1 5
United Arab Emirates UAE 0 DNS
United Republic of Tanzania TAN 1 6 h4 r1/3
United States USA 24 AC h1 r2/3 Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold AC r3/3 Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold AC h4 r1/3 Gold Silver Gold Silver AC h1 r1/2 DQ AC r2/2 6 h2 r1/2
United States Virgin Islands ISV 1 DNS 5 h3 r1/3
Uruguay URU 1 4 h2 r1/2
Uzbekistan UZB 1 8 h4 r1/3
Venezuela VEN 5 DNS 4 h1 r1/3 5 6 DNS 7 h2 r2/3 5 h5 r1/3
West Germany FRG 5 6 Bronze 5 h2 r2/3 5 6