Medal count by country in the Men's 100m at the Summer Olympics 1896-2016

The United States is, by far, the most successful nation in the history of the Men's 100 meter sprint at the Olympic Games. Since 1896, athletes from the US have won this event 16 out of 28 times, taking home a total of 39 medals. Following the US, Jamaica and Great Britain have won three golds each, and eight medals overall. Jamaica's Usain Bolt is the most successful athlete in the event, with three 100m gold medals to his name. Only one medallist from this event has ever been stripped of their medal, and that was Canada's Ben Johnson in 1988, in one of the biggest doping scandals in sporting history.

Medal count by country in the Men's 100m at the Summer Olympics from 1896 to 2016

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Release date

May 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1896 to 2016

Supplementary notes

*No longer exists/competes at the Olympics.
**Includes medals won by the United Team of Germany (1956-1964), but does not include East or West Germany.

This data was collected using the official Olympic.org site, as well as a spreadsheet from the Guardian that includes data from 1896-2008 (available here), 2012 and 2016 data was compared with that from Encyclopaedia Britannica, and several news outlets were used to update the table when medals were reassigned (i.e. for doping offenses).
Release date is the date of extraction.

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