Athletics is the largest single sport at the Games with the programme divided into track, field and road events.

Tokyo 2020 sees the introduction of a mixed 4x400m relay event which brings the total number of events to 48.

The National Governing Body for Athletics is Athletics Ireland  and the International Federation is the IAAF  where you can find more information.

Team Ireland has 7 Olympic Athletics medals

Olympic Champions:

  • Pat O’Callaghan (1928 Amsterdam and 1932 Los Angeles)
  • Bob Tisdell (1932 Los Angeles)
  • Ronnie Delany (1956 Melbourne)

Olympic Silver Medallists

  • John Treacy (1984 Los Angeles)
  • Sonia O’Sullivan (2000, Sydney)

Olympic Bronze Medallists

  • Robert Heffernan (2012, London)

Track and Field Programme

  • 100m (Men/Women)
  • 200m (Men/Women)
  • 400m (Men/Women)
  • 800m (Men/Women)
  • 1,500m (Men/Women)
  • 5,000m (Men/Women)
  • 10,000m (Men/Women)
  • 110m Hurdles (Men)
  • 100m Hurdles (Women)
  • 400m Hurdles (Men/Women)
  • 3,000m Steeplechase (Men/Women)
  • 4 x 100m Relay (Men/Women)
  • 4 x 400m Relay (Men/Women)
  • 4 x 400m Mixed Relay
  • High Jump (Men/Women)
  • Pole Vault (Men/Women)
  • Long Jump (Men/Women)
  • Triple Jump (Men/Women)
  • Shot Put (Men/Women)
  • Discus Throw (Men/Women)
  • Hammer Throw (Men/Women)
  • Javelin Throw (Men/Women)
  • Decathlon (Men)
  • Heptathlon (Women)

Road Programme

  • 20km Race Walk (Men/Women)
  • Marathon (Men/Women)
  • 50km Race Walk (Men)

National Federation: Athletics Ireland

International Federation: World Athletics





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