Athletics was one of the sports at the Spartakiad of the Peoples of the USSR, and featured on the programme at all ten editions of the competition from 1956 to 1991. The competition was incorporated into the annual Soviet Athletics Championships in 1963, 1967, 1971, 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1991.[1] The 1986 edition was not incorporated into the senior national championship as the Spartakiad imposed an upper age limit of 23 years for competitors that year. The results of the 1986 men's 10,000 metres were excluded from the Spartakiad rankings due to the slow finishing times achieved in the 30 degree heat.[2]

The team competitions were generally staged between the Republics of the Soviet Union plus separate teams for Moscow and Leningrad, although foreign athletes competed in 1979 and 1983, and the team competition was abolished for the final edition.

Editions

Edition Year Venue City Nation Start Date End Date Athletes Teams Events Top Placed Team
I 1956 (details) Central Lenin Stadium Moscow Soviet Union 5 August 16 August 36  Moscow
II 1959 (details) Central Lenin Stadium Moscow Soviet Union 9 August 14 August 1343 17 38  Leningrad
III 1963 (details) Central Lenin Stadium Moscow Soviet Union 9 August 15 August 37  Moscow
IV 1967 (details) Central Lenin Stadium Moscow Soviet Union 28 July 1 August 41  Russian SFSR
V 1971 (details) Central Lenin Stadium Moscow Soviet Union 16 July 19 July 41  Ukrainian SSR
VI 1975 (details) Central Lenin Stadium Moscow Soviet Union 27 July 30 July 39  Moscow
VII 1979 (details) Central Lenin Stadium Moscow Soviet Union 21 July 29 July over 1500 (including 200 foreign) 42  Russian SFSR
VIII 1983 (details) Central Lenin Stadium Moscow Soviet Union 18 June 22 June over 1500 (including foreign) 32 (countries) 39  Russian SFSR
IX 1986 (details) Pakhtakor Central Stadium Tashkent Soviet Union 16 September 20 September 42  Ukrainian SSR
X 1991 (details) Republican Stadium Kyiv Soviet Union 10 July 13 July 44 None

References

  1. ^ Soviet Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2019-09-12.
  2. ^ Панорама спортивного года, 1986 / Сост. Андрианов В. М.. — М.: Физкультура и спорт, 1987. — С. 249—255. (in Russian)
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