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Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Beijing

Population

1,350,000,000

Size

9,600,000km²

Languages

  • Mandarin Chinese

China profile on BBC News

London 2012 site in Chinese Simplified

Records

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
38 27 23
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
51 21 28
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
32 17 14

China at the Olympics

2 London 2012 ranking

1 Beijing 2008 ranking

1952 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Diving 6 3 1 RANK 1
Swimming 5 2 3 RANK 2
Badminton 5 2 1 RANK 1
View the London 2012 medal table for China