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Medal count by country in the Men's 800m at the Summer Olympics 1896-2016

The Men's 800 meters has been included in all Summer Olympics since the inaugural games of 1896. Throughout Olympic history, athletes from the United States have won the most medals in this event, with eight golds and 21 overall medals. Since 1988, Kenya has emerged as the most successful nation in this event, winning five golds in this time, while US athletes have won just two bronze medals in this time. Several athletes have won two golds in this event, including the current champion and record holder David Rudisha of Kenya. No athletes have ever been stripped of a medal won in this event.

Medal count by country in the Men's 800m at the Summer Olympics from 1896 to 2016

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Sources

Release date

2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1896 to 2016

Supplementary notes

*No longer exists/competes at the Olympics.

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).

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