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Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Canberra

Population

21,500,000

Size

7,700,000km²

Languages

  • English

Australia profile on BBC News

Records

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
7 16 12
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
14 15 17
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
17 16 16
Emily Seebohm

Emily Seebohm answers pupils' questions

Emily Seebohm answers questions put to her by pupils at Highfields School in Matlock, Derbyshire.

29 Feb 12

Seebohm eyes gold after horrific year

Australia's Olympic swimmer Emily Seebohm hasn't lost focus after a year of disruptions.

Ian Thorpe Thorpe's secret Olympic training base

Talking exclusively to BBC Sport, Ian Thorpe says it was a visit to London's Aquatics Centre which inspired his return to swimming after a five-year absence.

Australian Olympic Team at the Olympics

10 London 2012 ranking

6 Beijing 2008 ranking

1896 First Olympic appearance

James Magnussen profile

Read more about Australian Olympic Team

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Sailing 3 1 0 RANK 1
Swimming 1 6 3 RANK 7
Athletics 1 2 0 RANK 8
View the London 2012 medal table for Australia