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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


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.

View a Phase of this EventFinal StandingsFinalSemi-FinalsRound One

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