Tokyo 1964 Japan 10 - 24 October 1964

  • Host Nation Japan
  • Sports 19
  • Duration 10 - 24 October 1964
  • Competition Venues 31
  • Competing Athletes 5151
  • Competing Nations 93
DAYS SINCE Tokyo 1964
18,623 DAYS

About the Games

The 1964 Summer Olympics were officially known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad. More than 5,100 athletes from 93 nations competed, with greater representation from Africa and Asia than ever before, but the USA were still the most successful nation in Tokyo.

Having become the first-ever black African gold medallist four years earlier, Abebe Bikila became the first athlete to retain the title Marathon in 1964. British runner Ann Packer set a world record in becoming the surprise winner of the 800m, having never run the distance at international level before the Games.

Medal Record

Medal Total

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