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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

Great Britain' Ashley Jackson with Glenn Kirkham (left) after losing against Australia Australia beat GB men to bronze

Australia deny Great Britain's men's hockey team their first Olympic medal since 1988 with a 3-1 victory.

11 Aug 12

Britain's 470 medallists Australia conquer Great Britain at sea

Men's Finn

11 Aug 12

Australia's three golds give them supremacy at sea but Great Britain are poised to fight back, says BBC Sport's Rob Hodgetts

Germany hockey team qualify for Olympic final Holders Germany into hockey final

Men's Hockey

9 Aug 12

Germany reach the Olympic men's hockey final after coming from behind to defeat Australia 4-2 at the Riverbank Arena.

Australia Men's kayak four won by Australia

Australia lead from start to finish to win the gold medal in the men's kayak four with a controlled performance.

More Australian Olympic Team stories (9)

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