Venezuela flag Map of Venezuela

Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Caracas

Population

29,000,000

Size

881,050km²

Languages

  • Spanish

Venezuela profile on BBC News

London 2012 site in Spanish

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
1 0 0
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
0 0 1
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
0 0 2

Ruben Limardo shows off gold medal on the DLR, 2 August 2012, pic courtesy of Chris Scanlan Going for gold in style - on the DLR

Venzuela's Olympic gold-medal winning fencer Ruben Limardo poses for photos with his gold medal - on London's DLR.

3 Aug 12

Ruben Limardo Gascon Limardo earns Venezuela rare gold

Ruben Limardo wins the men's individual epee to earn Venezuela what is only their second Olympic gold medal ever.

Beach Volleyball Headers and volleys for Venezuela

A header from Jesus Villafane helps Venezuela win an unorthodox volleyball point against the Netherlands.

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.

Venezuela at the Olympics

50 London 2012 ranking

80 Beijing 2008 ranking

1948 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Fencing 1 0 0 RANK 5
View the London 2012 medal table for Venezuela