Olympic Trials History

Richard Hymans is as British as they come, but he’s also as hardcore a statistician as the sport has ever seen. And in multiple visits to the U.S.’s Olympic Trials, he has come away particularly enamored (or in his case, enamoured) of the quadrennial affair.

That love affair caused him to publish a remarkable book on the history of the meet. Print versions were available for ‘00 and ‘00 and ‘04 editions, but in ‘08 the book passed into the electronic realm. It is now T&FN’s honor to be able to bring to you the latest iteration. New pieces are still being added.

But before you get to the chart below, with separate links to each of the years, please read this INTRODUCTION.

 

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THE RESULTS
• 1896-1912
• 1932
• 1956
• 1972
• 1988
• 2004
• 1920
• 1936
• 1960
• 1976
• 1992
• 2008
• 1924
• 1948
• 1964
• 1980
• 1996

• 1928
• 1952
• 1968
• 1984
• 2000

Also check out Ken Nakamura's Olympic Trials stats.

Various Olympic Trials Statistical Studies
Olympic Trials All-Time Lists In Each Event
Olympic Trials Record Progression In Each Event
Longest Span Of Competition In The Olympic Trials
5-Time & 4-Time U.S. Olympians
Youngest & Oldest U.S. Olympians At Time Of Qualification
List Of Athletes Winning Both
Collegiate Title And OT In Same Year
Alphabetical Index Of All Olympic Trials Competitors