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Medal count by country in the Men's 5,000m at the Summer Olympics 1912-2016

Since it's introduction in 1912, the Men's 5,000 meter race has been a staple event at the Summer Olympics. The most successful nation in this event is Finland, whose athletes have won seven golds and 13 overall medals (although the last of these was won in 1980). The only athletes to have won two golds in this event were Finland's Lasse Virén, and the current champion Mo Farah of Great Britain. No athlete has ever been stripped of a medal won in this event.

Medal count by country in the Men's 5,000m at the Summer Olympics from 1912 to 2016

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Sources

Release date

2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1912 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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