Afghanistan flag Map of Afghanistan

Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Kabul

Population

29,100,000

Size

652,225km²

Afghanistan profile on BBC News

London 2012 site in Pashto

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
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Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
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Rohullah Nikpai Afghanistan's Nikpai wins bronze

Afghanistan taekwondo hero Rohullah Nikpai matches his achievements in Beijing with bronze at London 2012 in the men's -68kg.

9 Aug 12

Rohullah Nikpai Afghanistan's great Olympic hope

Men's -68kg

25 Jul 12

Matthew Pinsent meets taekwondo fighter Rohullah Nikpai.

Rohullah Nikpai, Afghanistan's first Olympic medallist Nikpai's journey to Olympic bronze

Men's -68kg

27 Jun 12

Afghanistan's taekwondo fighter Rohullah Nikpai gunning for his second Olympic medal.

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.

Afghanistan at the Olympics

79 London 2012 ranking

80 Beijing 2008 ranking

1936 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Taekwondo 0 0 1 RANK 14
View the London 2012 medal table for Afghanistan