Triathlon made its Olympic debut at Sydney 2000 and, since then, a different nation has won every gold medal on offer: one each for Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, New Zealand and Switzerland. Brazilians have featured in six of the eight Olympic beach volleyball finals ever contested, but they emerged from Beijing with no gold medals as the US swept the board. !  Thus, Ekaterina Poistogova retained her Olympic 2012 medal at women's 800 metres athletic event. ! At their home Games in Beijing, China managed a one-two-three in both men's and women's singles. Olympic tennis is now quite an open field, not least because the doubles events create new national partnerships not found elsewhere on the pro tennis scene, which can throw up shock results. Sprint canoeing is largely the domain of Germany and Hungary, who each picked up six gold medals at the sport's 2011 World Championships, though Poland may be one to watch at London 2012 despite indifferent showings in Athens and Beijing. It is hence difficult to say with any certainty who the favourites for the men's title in London are, particularly with the reintroduction of a British team for the first time since 1960. and Brazil are among the strongest teams to have qualified. or Germany won either the individual or team dressage Olympic titles. The peerless medal-winning efforts of Sirs Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent, among others, have established Great Britain as a great among rowing nations. France has won the last three men's mountain bike Olympic titles courtesy of Julien Absalon, finishing with a one-two in the event at Beijing 2008, while France's women also took first and second as women's BMX made its debut at the same Games. Omissions? scope="row" style="text-align:left"| Czech Republic (CZE) An impressive spell in the 1950s and 1960s saw Hungary win three Olympic men's football gold medals, enough for them to remain the most-decorated men's Olympic football team to this day. |- entering the Olympic table tennis tournament? But in terms of importance to a nation's Olympic heritage, swimming means much more to. is the leading judo nation in the world. Previously, the Soviet Union had been a volleyball superpower and, in the vacuum after its demise, Cuba took over in the women's sport, winning three successive Olympic golds. scope="row" style="text-align:left"| Denmark (DEN) Fencing has provided each of those three nations with more gold medals than any other sport. Ethiopia's distance runners make them the other major medal factor in athletics, winning four golds in 2008. The 2012 Summer Olympics medal table is a list of National Olympic Committees (NOCs) ranked by the number of gold medals won during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, the capital of the United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. Russians won 21 gold medals at the last four Olympic Games, 12 more than the United States, including six at Beijing 2008. ! | 23 |- The Communist nation's love affair with the sport is reflected in its Olympic prowess: Cuba's medal record in boxing is second only to the United States, with 32 gold medals to America's 48. greatest exports. | 11 You have to go back to Seoul 1988 to find the last occasion on which Japan did not top the judo medal table - in Seoul, hosts South Korea won two gold medals to Japan's one. scope="row" style="text-align:left"| Kenya (KEN) The nation whose NBA league monopolises global interest in basketball has racked up 19 gold medals, of which 13 came in the men's event and six were won by the women. London 2012 Olympic Games, athletic festival that took place July 27–August 12, 2012. Since then, only eight of the 32 diving gold medals on offer have been won by a nation other than China. |- ! If there's an Olympic archery final, chances are a South Korean is in it. China looks set to become the dominant force: at both the 2008 and 2010 women's World Championships, Chinese boxers reached the final in each of the three weights to be contested at the Olympics. ! The temptation may be to look to New Zealand in 2012. China, again, is increasingly the major player. What about archery, slalom canoeing, modern pentathlon, table tennis - who cleans up in those sports and beyond? The US has won a further eight golds, while no other nation has won more than one Olympic title in that time, and Brits have picked up four bronze medals. women are the clear favourites for the handball gold medal at London 2012. who, having won both of the intervening world titles, are - like Norway's women - on track to successfully defend their title. Population: 4.9 million (2011) Of note: Alexander Kristoff, who won bronze in cycling, is … ", Read more: Emily Seebohm pushes for gold in 2012. The XXX Olympic Games. Pentathlons staged in Hungary draw huge crowds, local pentathletes gain celebrity status, and Beijing 2008 marked the first Olympics since Los Angeles 1984 - boycotted by Hungary, among others - in which no Hungarians won a pentathlon medal. Medals at every Games since 1996, contributing two of the four golds the country has won at the Olympics in that time. in the trampoline events. ! Safety concerns dogged the London Olympics in the weeks before the opening ceremonies, for the private firm that had been contracted to provide the Games’ security notified the British government that it could not provide as many guards as it had promised (falling short by some 3,500). 20 Kilometres Race Walk women", "IOC sanctions 12 athletes for failing anti-doping test at London 2012", "Russian set to be stripped of London 2012 Olympic title after doping ban", "Ghribi receives Olympic and world gold medals", "3000m steeplechase women results – Athletics – London 2012", "Tunisias Ghribi receives Olympic and world gold medals", "IOC sanctions Ukrainian weightlifter Yulia Kalina for failing anti-doping test at London 2012", "IOC sanctions four athletes for failing anti-doping tests", "IOC strips Ukrainian athlete of 2012 javelin silver", "Antti Ruuskanen saa olympiahopeansa Lahden MM-kisojen yhteydessä | Urheilu", "Veselý se dočkal olympijské medaile. | 24 Uruguay, by dint of back-to-back successes in the 1920s, has two titles and lies joint-second on the all-time men's list alongside the Soviet Union and Argentina. 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South Korea, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Russia and Armenia all picked up three or more medals at those Games. |- ! scope="row" style="text-align:left"| Kazakhstan (KAZ) 4x400 Metres Relay women", "IOC SANCTIONS TWO ATHLETES FOR FAILING ANTI-DOPING TESTS AT LONDON 2012", "THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS) ISSUES DECISIONS IN 12 FIRST-INSTANCE DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES CONCERNING RUSSIAN TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES", "THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS) IMPOSES FOUR-YEAR PERIOD OF INELIGIBILITY ON RUSSIAN ATHLETE MARIYA SAVINOVA-FARNOSOVA", "Mariya Savinova: Russian London 2012 gold medallist stripped of title - BBC Sport", "Turkish runner Elvan Abeylegesse could lose two Olympic medals for doping", "World champion Abeba Aregawi tests positive for banned substance", "London 2012 1500m women - Olympic Athletics", "IOC sanctions three athletes for failing anti-doping test at Beijing 2008 and London 2012 - Olympic News", https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-sanctions-one-athlete-for-failing-anti-doping-tests-at-london-2012, https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-sanctions-one-athlete-for-failing-anti-doping-tests-at-london-2012-3, "Freestyle 120kg men – Wrestling – London 2012 Olympics", https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-sanctions-three-athletes-for-failing-anti-doping-tests-at-london-2012, https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-sanctions-one-athlete-for-failing-anti-doping-tests-at-london-2012-2, https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-sanctions-one-athlete-for-failing-anti-doping-tests-at-london-2012-4, "Statement by the IOC regarding the situation of the IWF", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2012_Summer_Olympics_medal_table&oldid=977580587, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, On 13 August 2012, the IOC stripped Belarusian athlete, On 6 November 2012, the IOC stripped Uzbek wrestler, On 1 May 2013, the IOC confirmed that Russian discus thrower, In May 2014, the US 4 × 100 m relay team member, For reallocation of medals see 29 March 2017, On 30 January 2015, the IOC confirmed that runner, On 20 August 2016, the IOC announced that, On 27 October 2016 the IOC disqualified a further eight athletes for failing doping tests at the games. The Soviet Union lost one of the Games' most ill-tempered encounters 4-0, a match later commemorated in the documentary Freedom's Fury, and the Hungarians claimed what was already their fourth Olympic title. Eleven of the 24 gold medals contested in that time have gone to. Gymnastics has traditionally had a strong association with. | 38 || 27 || 23 || 88 Nowadays, China has taken up the mantle, topping the medal table at the last three Olympics after a brief period of Greek success in the mid-90s. The division between summer and winter olympic games did not exist until 1924 and in the period before this winter and summer sports were on a few occasions present at the olympics side by side. Indonesia has won 25 total Olympic medals (6 gold, 9 silver, 10 bronze) through the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing. scope="row" style="background-color:#ccccff; text-align:left;"| Great Britain (GBR)* At the Olympics, this sport is theirs. | 3 || 1 || 2 || 6 scope="row" style="text-align:left"| China (CHN) ! At the 2011 World Championships, held in Sicily, the Italians won four titles in Olympic events while Russia, increasingly a fencing force, won three. | 2 || 5 || 5 || 12 The United States has a proud shooting history and tops the overall Olympic medal table, but not since Los Angeles 1984 has the US actually finished top in shooting at an individual Games. Aly Raisman after winning a gold medal in the women's floor exercise at the 2012 Olympics in London. Although China finished fourth in the medal table for wrestling, they won only a lone gold medal, identical to their tally from Athens four years earlier. This is the table of the medal count of the 2012 Summer Olympics, based on the medal count of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). scope="row" style="text-align:left"| France (FRA) Badminton has been dominated by Asian nations since its introduction to the Olympics in 1992. Gymnastics has traditionally had a strong association with Romania and, up until the 2008 Beijing Games, that remained the case: Romania topped the medal table for gymnastics at Athens 2004 and had been prominent at most Games since the 1980s, off the back of Nadia Comaneci's famous successes in Montreal and Moscow.