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Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Paris

Population

62,600,000

Size

543,965km²

Languages

  • French

France profile on BBC News

Records

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
11 11 12
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
7 16 18
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
11 9 13

France at the Olympics

7 London 2012 ranking

10 Beijing 2008 ranking

1896 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Swimming 4 2 1 RANK 3
Judo 2 0 5 RANK 2
Canoe Slalom 2 0 0 RANK 1
View the London 2012 medal table for France