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Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Brasilia

Population

196,600,000

Size

8,550,000km²

Languages

  • Portuguese

Brazil profile on BBC News

London 2012 site in Portuguese

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
3 5 9
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
3 4 8
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
5 2 3
New Zealand 0-1 Brazil

New Zealand 0-1 Brazil

Brazil all but secure qualification from Group E after a late goal from Cristiane gives them a 1-0 win over New Zealand.

13 Jan 13

Egypt Egypt 3-1 Belarus

Men's Football

1 Jan 13

Egypt join Brazil in the quarter-finals of the men's football tournament after they beat Belarus 3-1.

Brazil coach Mano Menezes Olympics still a success, Menezes

Men's Football

12 Aug 12

Brazil coach Mano Menezes said that his team's Olympic campaign remains a success despite failing to win gold.

Brazil men's volleyball team celebrate Brazil-Russia in volleyball final

Men's Volleyball

10 Aug 12

Favourites Brazil beat Italy in their semi-final to book a clash with Russia for the men's volleyball gold medal.

More Brazil stories (10)

Brazil at the Olympics

22 London 2012 ranking

23 Beijing 2008 ranking

1920 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Volleyball 1 1 0 RANK 1
Judo 1 0 3 RANK 6
Gymnastics - Artistic 1 0 0 RANK 6
View the London 2012 medal table for Brazil