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Medal count by country in the Men's 1,500m at the Summer Olympics 1896-2016

The Men's 1,500 meter race has been included in all Summer Olympics since the inaugural games in 1896. Since 1896, athletes from Great Britain have won this event the most times, with five gold medals. US athletes have won the most medals of all color, with 14 in total. The only ever podium sweep occurred in 1904, when the US won all three medals in the St. Louis Games. The only athlete to ever win multiple golds is Britain's Sebastian Coe, who took the gold medals in the 1980 and 1984 events. The 2008 winner, Rashid Ramzi of Bahrain (originally from Morocco), was stripped of his medal for doping offences in November 2009.

Medal count by country in the Men's 1,500m 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.
**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).

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