Athletics — 4 × 400 metres Relay, Men

Times held 25
Total participants 1975
Total countries 104

Participants

Year Event Status Participants NOCs
1912 4 x 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic 28 7
1920 4 x 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic 24 6
1924 4 x 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic 28 7
1928 4 x 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic 56 14
1932 4 x 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic 28 7
1936 4 x 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic 48 12
1948 4 x 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic 60 15
1952 4 x 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic 72 18
1956 4 x 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic 61 15
1960 4 x 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic 76 19
1964 4 x 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic 68 17
1968 4 x 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic 65 16
1972 4 x 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic 85 21
1976 4 x 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic 64 16
1980 4 x 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic 97 24
1984 4 x 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic 109 25
1988 4 x 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic 99 22
1992 4 x 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic 102 24
1996 4 x 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic 151 35
2000 4 x 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic 152 34
2004 4 x 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic 68 16
2008 4 x 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic 70 16
2012 4 x 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic 70 16
2016 4 x 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic 68 16
2020 4 × 400 metres Relay, Men Olympic 71 16

Medal winners

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1912 United StatesUSA FranceFRA Great BritainGBR
1920 Great BritainGBR South AfricaRSA France 1FRA
1924 United StatesUSA SwedenSWE Great BritainGBR
1928 United StatesUSA GermanyGER CanadaCAN
1932 United StatesUSA Great BritainGBR CanadaCAN
1936 Great BritainGBR United StatesUSA GermanyGER
1948 United StatesUSA FranceFRA SwedenSWE
1952 JamaicaJAM United StatesUSA Unified Team of GermanyGER
1956 United StatesUSA AustraliaAUS Great BritainGBR
1960 United StatesUSA Unified Team of GermanyGER West Indies FederationWIF
1964 United StatesUSA Great BritainGBR Trinidad and TobagoTTO
1968 United StatesUSA KenyaKEN West GermanyFRG
1972 KenyaKEN Great BritainGBR FranceFRA
1976 United StatesUSA PolandPOL West GermanyFRG
1980 Soviet UnionURS East GermanyGDR ItalyITA
1984 United StatesUSA Great BritainGBR NigeriaNGR
1988 United StatesUSA JamaicaJAM West GermanyFRG
1992 United StatesUSA CubaCUB Great BritainGBR
1996 United StatesUSA Great BritainGBR JamaicaJAM
2000 NigeriaNGR JamaicaJAM The BahamasBAH
2004 United StatesUSA AustraliaAUS NigeriaNGR
2008 United StatesUSA The BahamasBAH Great BritainGBR
2012 The BahamasBAH United StatesUSA Trinidad and TobagoTTO
2016 United StatesUSA JamaicaJAM The BahamasBAH
2020 United StatesUSA NetherlandsNED BotswanaBOT

Medals by country

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
United States USA 18 3 0 21
Great Britain GBR 2 5 5 12
Jamaica JAM 1 3 1 5
The Bahamas BAH 1 1 2 4
Kenya KEN 1 1 0 2
Nigeria NGR 1 0 2 3
Soviet Union URS 1 0 0 1
France FRA 0 2 2 4
Germany GER 0 2 2 4
Australia AUS 0 2 0 2
Sweden SWE 0 1 1 2
Cuba CUB 0 1 0 1
East Germany GDR 0 1 0 1
Netherlands NED 0 1 0 1
Poland POL 0 1 0 1
South Africa RSA 0 1 0 1
West Germany FRG 0 0 3 3
Canada CAN 0 0 2 2
Trinidad and Tobago TTO 0 0 2 2
Botswana BOT 0 0 1 1
Italy ITA 0 0 1 1
West Indies Federation WIF 0 0 1 1

Top medallists

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Steve Lewis USA 2 0 0 2
Antonio McKay USA 2 0 0 2
Andrew Valmon USA 2 0 0 2
Jeremy Wariner USA 2 0 0 2
LaShawn Merritt USA 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
Algeria ALG 1 AC h2 r1/3
Antigua and Barbuda ANT 4 8 h2 r1/2 5 h2 r1/3 6 h2 r1/3 6 h2 r1/3
Argentina ARG 1 DNS 3 h3 r1/2
Australia AUS 11 DNS DNS 5 h3 r1/2 Silver 4 h2 r1/2 5 h2 r1/2 4 6 7 h1 r2/3 7 Silver 5 4 h2 r1/2
Austria AUT 0 DNS DNS
Barbados BAR 4 7 h2 r1/2 6 5 h1 r2/3 AC h2 r1/2
Belgium BEL 9 6 5 h1 r1/2 4 h1 r1/2 4 h2 r1/3 DNS AC h2 r1/2 4 5 4 4
Bohemia BOH 0 DNS
Botswana BOT 6 7 h3 r1/3 5 h5 r1/3 7 h1 r2/3 8 5 Bronze
Brazil BRA 5 DNS 5 5 h2 r2/3 4 6 h1 r2/3 8
British Virgin Islands IVB 2 6 h2 r1/3 6 h3 r1/3
Cameroon CMR 1 7 h2 r1/3
Canada CAN 15 2 h1 r1/2 DNS 4 Bronze Bronze 4 3 h2 r1/2 4 5 5 h1 r2/3 7 h3 r1/2 4 h1 r1/2 4 8 8 h1 r2/3 5 h1 r1/2
Chile CHI 1 4 h2 r1/2
Chinese Taipei TPE 0 DNS
Colombia COL 3 6 h2 r1/2 6 h1 r1/2 8 h2 r1/2
Croatia CRO 1 AC h5 r1/3
Cuba CUB 7 4 h3 r1/2 7 Silver 4 h2 r1/3 7 h1 r1/2 AC r2/2 6
Czech Republic CZE 1 7 h1 r1/2
Czechoslovakia TCH 5 DNS 5 h2 r1/2 5 h3 r1/2 3 h1 r1/2 4 h4 r1/3 7
Côte d'Ivoire CIV 2 6 h1 r2/3 6 h1 r2/3
Democratic Republic of the Congo COD 1 8 h1 r1/2
Dominican Republic DOM 4 5 h1 r1/2 8 h2 r1/2 DQ 5 h2 r1/2
East Germany GDR 3 4 h1 r1/2 Silver 4
Ethiopia ETH 3 5 h3 r1/2 4 h2 r1/2 DNS 7 h2 r1/2
Fiji FIJ 1 6 h1 r1/3
Finland FIN 7 3 h2 r1/2 DNS 4 6 h1 r1/2 4 h1 r1/2 4 h1 r1/3 6 8
France FRA 20 Silver Bronze, DNS 5 6 DNS 3 h2 r1/2 Silver 6 3 h2 r1/2 8 8 Bronze 4 h2 r1/2 4 4 h2 r1/3 4 h1 r1/2 4 7 h1 r1/2 8 h1 r1/2 5 h1 r1/2 6 h2 r1/2
Germany GER 14 2 h2 r1/2 Silver 4 Bronze Bronze 4 Silver 5 AC h3 r1/2 4 h5 r1/3 7 4 h2 r1/2 6 h1 r1/2 8 h1 r1/2
Ghana GHA 4 5 h2 r2/3 5 h3 r1/2 DNS 3 h2 r1/3 4 h4 r1/3
Great Britain GBR 25 Bronze Gold Bronze 5 Silver Gold 3 h1 r1/2 5 Bronze 5 Silver 5 Silver AC h1 r1/2 AC r2/2 Silver 5 Bronze Silver 5 5 Bronze 4 AC h2 r1/2 6 h1 r1/2
Greece GRE 6 6 h2 r1/2 DNS 5 h3 r1/2 DNS AC h3 r1/3 5 h3 r1/3 6 h1 r1/2 7 h2 r1/2
Grenada GRN 1 AC h4 r1/3
Guyana GUY 1 DNS AC h5 r1/3
Hungary HUN 5 3 h3 r1/2 DNS 3 h1 r1/2 6 3 h2 r1/2 DNS 6 h1 r1/3
Iceland ISL 0 DNS
India IND 4 DNS DNS 4 h1 r1/2 4 h2 r1/3 AC h2 r1/2 4 h2 r1/2
Iraq IRQ 1 DNS 4 h3 r1/2
Ireland IRL 2 AC h1 r1/2 3 h2 r1/3
Italy ITA 15 DNS DNS 6 3 h2 r1/2 6 3 h3 r1/2 AC r2/2 4 h2 r1/2 4 h1 r2/3 3 h2 r1/2 7 5 h2 r1/2 DNS Bronze 5 6 5 h2 r2/3 7
Jamaica JAM 17 AC r2/2 Gold AC r2/2 4 DNS 4 h3 r1/2 5 AC h3 r1/2 6 h2 r2/3 Silver AC h3 r1/2 Bronze Silver AC h1 r1/2 7 DNF Silver 6
Japan JPN 15 DNS DNS 5 4 h1 r1/2 7 h1 r1/2 4 h2 r1/2 5 h1 r1/2 8 h1 r2/3 6 h2 r2/3 3 h1 r1/2 5 8 h2 r2/3 4 6 h2 r1/2 5 h2 r1/2 7 h1 r1/2 5 h2 r1/2
Kenya KEN 9 4 h3 r1/2 Silver Gold DNS 7 h2 r2/3 8 AC r2/2 3 h1 r2/3 AC h1 r2/3 DQ
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia KSA 3 7 h1 r1/2 7 h2 r2/3 6 h3 r1/3
Kuwait KUW 1 DNS AC h4 r1/3
Lesotho LES 1 7 h2 r1/3
Liberia LBR 0 DNS
Libya LBA 1 6 h2 r1/2
Luxembourg LUX 2 DNS 5 h1 r1/2 5 h2 r1/3
Malaya MAL 0 DNS
Malaysia MAS 2 6 h3 r1/2 DNS 6 h3 r1/2
Maldives MDV 1 6 h4 r1/3
Mauritius MRI 1 4 h4 r1/3
Mexico MEX 4 DNS 3 h3 r1/2 4 h2 r1/2 6 h3 r1/2 6 h2 r1/2
Morocco MAR 2 6 h1 r1/2 3 h3 r1/2
Mozambique MOZ 1 6 h1 r1/3
Netherlands NED 3 DNS 4 h2 r1/2 5 h1 r1/2 Silver
Nigeria NGR 9 3 h2 r1/2 3 h2 r1/2 DNS 5 h3 r1/2 Bronze 7 5 AC h2 r2/3 Gold Bronze
Oman OMA 2 5 h4 r1/3 7 h1 r1/3
Pakistan PAK 2 6 h2 r1/2 DNS 8 h2 r2/3
Papua New Guinea PNG 2 6 h3 r1/2 7 h3 r1/3
Paraguay PAR 0 DNS
People's Republic of China CHN 0 DNS
Poland POL 15 DNS 4 h1 r1/2 3 h1 r1/2 4 h2 r2/3 6 4 5 Silver 4 h1 r1/2 6 6 5 h2 r1/2 6 5 h1 r1/2 7 5
Portugal POR 3 7 h1 r1/2 7 h1 r2/3 7 h1 r1/2
Puerto Rico PUR 3 DNS 5 h2 r1/2 5 h1 r1/3 6 h1 r1/2
Qatar QAT 3 5 h3 r1/2 5 h2 r1/3 AC h2 r1/3
Republic of Korea KOR 1 8 h1 r1/3
Russian Federation RUS 5 DNS 8 h1 r2/3 4 h2 r2/3 4 h2 r1/2 DQ DQ
Saint Lucia LCA 1 5 h1 r1/3
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VIN 2 7 h2 r1/2 5 h3 r1/3
Senegal SEN 7 6 h1 r1/2 4 h2 r1/2 7 h2 r1/2 AC h3 r1/3 7 h2 r2/3 4 7 h2 r2/3
Serbia and Montenegro SCG 1 6 h5 r1/3
Seychelles SEY 1 7 h3 r1/2
Sierra Leone SLE 3 8 h1 r1/2 DNS 6 h1 r1/3 7 h1 r1/3
Slovakia SVK 1 6 h4 r1/3
Slovenia SLO 1 7 h1 r1/3
South Africa RSA 10 Silver DNS 4 h3 r1/2 4 h3 r1/2 4 5 h1 r2/3 6 h1 r2/3 AC h2 r1/2 6 h1 r1/2 7 7 h2 r1/2
Soviet Union URS 6 3 h3 r1/2 3 h3 r1/2 5 h4 r1/3 7 6 h2 r1/2 Gold
Spain ESP 5 DNS 6 h1 r1/2 4 h4 r1/3 4 h3 r1/2 5 h1 r1/3 7 h2 r1/2
Sri Lanka SRI 2 6 h3 r1/2 6 h2 r2/3
Sudan SUD 1 8 h2 r1/2
Sweden SWE 10 2 h3 r1/2 5 Silver 4 DNS 5 Bronze 3 h1 r1/2 6 h2 r2/3 7 7 h1 r2/3
Switzerland SUI 7 DNS DNS 4 h1 r1/2 5 h2 r1/2 6 4 h3 r1/2 3 h3 r1/2 DNS 6 h2 r2/3 4 h1 r1/3
Thailand THA 3 DNS 7 h3 r1/2 DNS 6 h1 r1/2 7 h3 r1/3
The Bahamas BAH 6 7 Bronze 6 Silver Gold Bronze
The Gambia GAM 1 DNS AC h5 r1/3
Trinidad and Tobago TTO 12 Bronze 6 8 6 6 AC h2 r2/3 7 5 h4 r1/3 5 h2 r1/2 Bronze AC h1 r1/2 8
Türkiye TUR 1 5 h2 r1/2 DNS
Uganda UGA 2 DNS DNS DNS 5 h2 r1/2 7 DNS
Ukraine UKR 2 5 h2 r2/3 6 h2 r1/2
Unified Team EUN 1 5 h2 r1/2
United Arab Emirates UAE 1 7 h1 r1/3
United Republic of Tanzania TAN 1 6 h2 r1/2
United States USA 23 Gold 4 Gold Gold Gold Silver Gold Silver Gold Gold Gold Gold DNS Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold DQ Gold Gold Silver Gold Gold
United States Virgin Islands ISV 0 DNS
Venezuela VEN 4 5 h3 r1/2 5 h3 r1/2 6 6 h2 r1/2
West Germany FRG 5 Bronze 4 Bronze 5 h1 r2/3 Bronze
West Indies Federation WIF 1 Bronze
Yugoslavia YUG 5 4 h3 r1/2 6 h1 r2/3 5 h1 r1/2 3 h1 r1/2 5 h2 r2/3
Zambia ZAM 2 7 h1 r1/2 7 h2 r1/3
Zimbabwe ZIM 2 5 h4 r1/3 3 h4 r1/3