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Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

London

Population

62,400,000

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
29 17 19
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
19 13 15
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
9 9 12
Men's lightweight four

GB men's four on 'brutal' silver

Great Britain's lightweight men's four describe a "brutal" race as they are edged into silver by South Africa.

1 Mar 13

Farah takes second Olympic gold medal

Men's 5000m

16 Jan 13

A week ago he won gold in the 10,000 metres in a very successful night for Great Britain which has become known as Super Saturday.

Tom Daley collects bronze medal

16 Jan 13

Tom Daley is presented with his medal after winning diving bronze for Great Britain in the 10m platform.

Greg Rutherford Rutherford: How to be an Olympic champion

Men's Long Jump

16 Jan 13

Great Britian's long jump gold medallist Greg Rutherford says the medal is "all I have ever wanted".

More Team GB stories (10)

Team GB at the Olympics

3 London 2012 ranking

4 Beijing 2008 ranking

1896 First Olympic appearance

Stuart Hayes profile

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Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Cycling - Track 7 1 1 RANK 1
Rowing 4 2 3 RANK 1
Athletics 4 1 1 RANK 4
View the London 2012 medal table for Great Britain & N. Ireland