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Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Canberra

Population

21,500,000

Size

7,700,000km²

Languages

  • English

Australia profile on BBC News

Records

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
7 16 12
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
14 15 17
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
17 16 16
Australia skipper Olivia Price

Aussie sailor falls off boat

Australia skipper Olivia Price falls off the back of the boat and into the sea during the third race of the women's Elliott 6m gold medal contest in Weymouth on Saturday.

11 Aug 12

Simon Orchard and Australian team-mates celebrate Australia beat GB men to bronze

Men's Hockey

11 Aug 12

Australia deny Great Britain's men's hockey team their first Olympic medal since 1988 with a 3-1 victory.

Britain's 470 medallists Australia conquer Great Britain at sea

Men's Finn

11 Aug 12

Australia's three golds give them supremacy at sea but Great Britain are poised to fight back, says BBC Sport's Rob Hodgetts

BBC Sport looks into Australia's medal drought at London 2012 Thorpe on Australia's Olympic woe

Swimming

11 Aug 12

BBC Sport's Gabby Logan asks former Olympic champion Ian Thorpe why his native Australia are suffering a medal drought during London 2012.

More Australian Olympic Team stories (10)

Australian Olympic Team at the Olympics

10 London 2012 ranking

6 Beijing 2008 ranking

1896 First Olympic appearance

James Magnussen profile

Read more about Australian Olympic Team

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Sailing 3 1 0 RANK 1
Swimming 1 6 3 RANK 7
Athletics 1 2 0 RANK 8
View the London 2012 medal table for Australia