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Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Brussels

Population

10,700,000

Size

30,528km²

Languages

  • Dutch
  • French
  • German

Belgium profile on BBC News

Records

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
0 1 2
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
1 1 0
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
1 0 2

Sergei Martynov Martynov wins gold in sixth Games

Sergei Martynov becomes Olympic champion with a world record score in the men's 50m rifle prone to claim a first gold in his sixth Games.

3 Aug 12

GB Women's hockey team Great Britain 3-0 Belgium

Women's Hockey

2 Aug 12

Highlights of GB women's impressive 3-0 win against Belgium in the Olympic hockey tournament.

Kevin Borlée (L) celebrates with twin brother Jonathan Borlées lead Belgian relay charge

Men's 400m

27 Jun 12

Belgium's Borlée family are going flat out to make the starting line at the London Olympics.

Tom Boonen Boonen wins Paris-Roubaix classic

Men's Road Race

8 Apr 12

Belgian Tom Boonen becomes only the second rider to win the Paris-Roubaix classic for the fourth time.

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Belgium at the Olympics

60 London 2012 ranking

46 Beijing 2008 ranking

1900 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Shooting 0 1 0 RANK 14
Sailing 0 0 1 RANK 12
Judo 0 0 1 RANK 18
View the London 2012 medal table for Belgium