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Map of Syria

Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Damascus

Population

22,500,000

Size

185,180km²

Languages

  • Arabic

Syria profile on BBC News

London 2012 site in Arabic

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
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Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
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Syrian hurdler Ghfran Almouhamad Syrian hurdler fails drugs test

Syrian 400m hurdler Ghfran Almouhamad is disqualified from the Olympics after testing positive for a banned substance.

11 Aug 12

UK blocks Syria's Olympics chief

22 Jun 12

The head of the Syrian Olympic Committee, General Mowaffak Joumaa, has been refused a visa to travel to London for the Games, the BBC learns.

2012 dates for your diary

2 Jan 12

A guide to all the key events happening around the UK in the year London stages the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Syria at the Olympics

1948 First Olympic appearance