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Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Warsaw

Population

38,000,000

Size

312,685km²

Languages

  • Polish

Poland profile on BBC News

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
2 2 6
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
3 6 1
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
3 2 5

Nick Dempsey Dempsey wins windsurfing silver

Britain's Nick Dempsey puts his Beijing torment behind him to clinch silver in the Olympic RS:X windsurfing class.

7 Aug 12

Emanuel Rego and Alison Cerutti Brazil in beach volleyball semis

World champions Alison Cerutti and Emanuel Rego scrape through to Olympic beach volleyball semi-finals.

Maria Czesnik of Poland crashes her bike Triathlete run over by rival after fall

A number of triathletes slip on a tight corner near Buckingham Palace during the cycling section of the 2012 Olympic triathlon course.

Shot put champion Tomasz Majewski Majewski retains shot put title

Men's Shot Put

3 Aug 12

Poland's Tomasz Majewski becomes the first man in almost 60 years to retain the Olympic shot put title.

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Poland at the Olympics

30 London 2012 ranking

20 Beijing 2008 ranking

1924 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Athletics 1 1 0 RANK 9
Weightlifting 1 0 1 RANK 5
Shooting 0 1 0 RANK 14
View the London 2012 medal table for Poland