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List of Olympic venues in athletics

Panathinaiko Stadium hosted the athletics events for the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens. In 2004, it was the finish line for the athletics marathon events.
Olympic Stadium in Sydney hosted the 2000 Summer Olympic athletic events.

For the Summer Olympics, there are 60 venues that have been or will be used for athletics. These venues have been the main stadium that has also served as host for both the opening and closing ceremonies of the Summer Olympics. Other uses for the stadiums have included the FIFA World Cup, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the World Series, the National Football League's Super Bowl, the Asian Games, the Pan American Games (North and South America), and the IAAF World Championships in Athletics.

For the FIFA World Cup, the athletic stadiums of 1908 (1966), 1924 (1938 final), 1936 (1974, 2006 final), 1948 (1966 final), 1960 (1990 final), 1968 (1986), 1972 (1974 final), and as of the 2018 FIFA World Cup the 1980 venue where Grand Arena, now Luzhniki Stadium, will host the final.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

As of 2013, six of the athletic stadiums have played host to seven IAAF World Championships in Athletics. They are from 1936 (2009), 1952 (1983, 2005), 1960 (1987), 1964 (1991), 1980 (2013), and 2004 (1997).[10][11][12][13][14][15] Two other athletic venues used for the Olympics will host the IAAF World Championships in the future: Beijing National Stadium (2008) in 2015 and London's Olympic Stadium (2012) in 2017.[16][17]

Two athletic stadiums used for the Summer Olympics have hosted the Asian Games. They are 1964 (1958) and 1988 (1986).[18][19] Two other stadiums played host to the Pan American Games were from 1968 (1955) and 2016 (2007).[20][21]

Three athletic venues hosted the Major League Baseball All-Star Game with the stadium for 1932 and 1984 hosting the second 1959 game, the 1976 venue hosting in 1982, and the 1996 venue (reconfigured as Turner Field after the 1996 Games) in 2000.[22][23][24] The World Series would be hosted at the 1932 and 1984 athletics Summer Olympics in 1959 while the 1996 athletics venue would host forty years later.[25][26] The 1976 athletics venue hosted the Canadian Football League Grey Cup six times between 1977 and 2008.[27][28] Finally, the athletics venues used for the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics played host to the National Football League's Super Bowl's I and VII.[29][30]

Games Venue Other sports hosted at venues for games Capacity Ref.
1896 Athens Marathon (city) (Marathon start) Cycling (Individual road race) Not listed. [31]
Panathinaiko Stadium Gymnastics, Weightlifting, and Wrestling 80,000 [32]
1900 Paris Croix-Catelan Stadium None Not listed. [33]
1904 St. Louis Francis Field Archery, Cycling, Football, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Roque, Tennis, Tug of war, Weightlifting, and Wrestling 19,000. [34]
1908 London White City Stadium Archery, Cycling (track), Diving, Field hockey, Football, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Rugby union, Swimming, Tug of war, Water polo (final), Wrestling 97,000. [35]
1912 Stockholm Stockholm Olympic Stadium Equestrian, Football (final), Gymnastics, Modern pentathlon (running), Tug of war, Wrestling 33,000. [36]
1920 Antwerp Olympisch Stadion Equestrian, Field hockey, Football (final), Gymnastics, Modern pentathlon, Rugby union, Tug of war, Weightlifing 12,771 [37][38][39][40][41][42][43][44][45]
1924 Paris Stade de Colombes Cycling (road), Equestrian, Fencing, Football (final), Gymnastics, Modern pentathlon (fencing, running), Rugby union, Tennis 70,000 [46]
1928 Amsterdam Olympic Stadium Cycling (track), Equestrian (jumping), Football (final), Gymnastics 31,600 [47]
1932 Los Angeles Olympic Stadium Equestrian (eventing, jumping), Field hockey, Gymnastics 105,000 [48]
Riverside Drive at Griffith Park (50 km walk) None Not listed. [49]
1936 Berlin Avus Motor Road (Marathon, 50 km walk) Cycling (road) Not listed. [50]
Olympic Stadium Equestrian (jumping), Football (final), Handball (final) 100,000 [51]
1948 London Empire Stadium Equestrian (jumping), Field hockey (medal matches), Football (medal matches) 82,000 [52]
1952 Helsinki Olympic Stadium Equestrian (jumping), Football (final) 70,000 [53]
1956 Melbourne Melbourne Cricket Ground Field hockey (final), Football (final) 104,000 [54]
1960 Rome Arch of Constantine (Marathon – finish line) None Not listed. [55][56]
Raccordo Anulare (Marathon) None Not listed. [55]
Stadio Olimpico Non-road 72,698 [57]
Via Appia Antica (Marathon) None Not listed. [58][59]
Via Cristoforo Colombo (Marathon) Cycling (road team time trial) Not listed. [60][61]
1964 Tokyo Fuchu City (Marathon, 50 km walk) None Not listed. [62]
Karasuyama-machi (Marathon, 50 km walk) None Not listed. [63]
National Stadium Equestrian (team jumping), Football (final) 71,600 [63][64]
Sasazuka-machi (Marathon, 50 km walk) None Not listed [62]
Shinjuku (Marathon, 50 km walk) None Not listed [63]
1968 Mexico City Estadio Olímpico Universitario Ceremonies (opening/ closing), Equestrian (jumping team) 63,186 [65]
Zócalo (Marathon start) None Not listed [66]
1972 Munich Olympiastadion Ceremonies (opening/ closing), Equestrian (jumping team), Football (final), Modern pentathlon (running) 77,000 [67]
1976 Montreal Montreal Botanical Garden (20 km walk) Modern pentathlon (running) Not listed. [68]
Olympic Stadium Ceremonies (opening/ closing), Equestrian (jumping team final), Football (final) 70,000 [69]
Streets of Montreal (Marathon) None Not listed. [68]
1980 Moscow Grand Arena Equestrian (jumping individual), Football (final), Opening/closing ceremonies 78,360 [70]
Streets of Moscow (Marathon, walks) None Not listed. [71]
1984 Los Angeles Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Ceremonies (opening/ closing) 92,516 [72]
Santa Monica College (Marathon start) None Not listed. [73]
Streets of Los Angeles (Marathon, walks) None Not listed. [73]
Streets of Santa Monica (Marathon) None Not listed. [73]
1988 Seoul Olympic Stadium Equestrian (jumping individual final), Football (final) 100,000 [74]
Streets of Seoul (Marathon, walks) None Not listed. [75]
1992 Barcelona Estadi Olímpic de Monjuïc Ceremonies (opening/closing) 60,000 [76]
Marathon course (Marathon) None Not listed. [77]
Mataró (Marathon start) None Not listed. [77]
Walking course (Walks) None Not listed. [78]
1996 Atlanta Marathon course (Marathon) None 800 [79][80]
Olympic Stadium Ceremonies (opening/ closing) 85,600 [79][81]
Walking course (Walks) Athletics (walks) 800 [79][80]
2000 Sydney Marathon course (Marathon) None Not listed. [82]
North Sydney (Marathon start) None Not listed. [82]
Olympic Stadium Ceremonies (opening/closing), Football (final) 110,000 [83]
2004 Athens Marathon (city) (Marathon start) None Not listed. [84]
Olympic Stadium (All but shot put) Ceremonies (opening/ closing), Football (final) 71,030 [85]
Panathinaiko Stadium (Marathon finish) Archery 7,500 (archery)
34,500 (athletics marathon finish)
[86]
Stadium at Olympia (Shot put) None Not listed. [84]
2008 Beijing Beijing National Stadium Football (final), Ceremonies (opening/closing) 91,000 [87]
2012 London Marathon Course (Marathon) None Not listed. [88]
Olympic Stadium Ceremonies (opening/ closing) 80,000 [89]
2016 Rio de Janeiro Flamengo Park (Walks) Cycling (road) 5,000 [90]
João Havelange Stadium None 58,000 [91]
Sambódromo (Marathon) Archery 36,000 [92]

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