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Athletics at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 30, 1976
Date Finished: July 31, 1976

Gold: USA United States
Silver: GDR East Germany
Bronze: URS Soviet Union
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For the first time since 1928 and only the second time in Olympic history, no American had won a medal in the 100 metres. And for possibly the only time ever, the US was not favored in this event, with the Soviet Union, led by 1972 100/200 champion Valery Borzov, and East Germany thought to have the better of them. But in the first semi-final, the US team won easily over Cuba and the GDR. Unusually for an American relay squad, in the final they produced crisp passes and won quite easily.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 United States USA Gold
2 East Germany GDR Silver
3 Soviet Union URS Bronze
4 Poland POL
5 Cuba CUB
6 Italy ITA
7 France FRA
8 Canada CAN
5 h1 r2/3 Bermuda BER
5 h2 r2/3 West Germany FRG
6 h1 r2/3 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
6 h2 r2/3 Senegal SEN
7 h1 r2/3 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
7 h2 r2/3 Bahamas BAH
8 h1 r2/3 Thailand THA
AC h2 r2/3 Spain ESP
6 h2 r1/3 Kuwait KUW
6 h3 r1/3 Barbados BAR
7 h1 r1/3 Antigua and Barbuda ANT
7 h2 r1/3 Saudi Arabia KSA