Azerbaijan flag Map of Azerbaijan

Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Baku

Population

9,000,000

Size

86,600km²

Languages

  • Azeri
  • Russian

Azerbaijan profile on BBC News

London 2012 site in Azeri

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
2 2 6
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
1 2 4
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
1 0 4

Sharif Sharifov Second gold medal for Azerbaijan

Sharif Sharifov becomes the fifth reigning world champion to win the men's freestyle 84kg event at the Olympics.

11 Aug 12

Toghrul Asgarov Asgarov wins men's freestyle 60kg

Azerbaijan's Toghrul Asgarov shocks Russia's three-time world champion Besik Kudukhov to win men's freestyle 60kg wrestling gold.

Roman Vlasov of Russia Russia's Vlasov takes Greco gold

World champion Roman Vlasov of Russia beats Armenia's Arsen Julfalakyan to take the men's 74kg Greco-Roman wrestling gold.

Turkmen boxing referee Ishanguly Meretnyyazov (l) monitors the action between Satoshi Shimizu (r) of Japan and Magomed Abdulhamidov (c) of Azerbaijan Azeri official denies boxing foul

An Azerbaijan official rules out improper conduct during an Olympic boxing fight between Japan's Satoshi Shimizu and Azerbaijan's Magomed Abdulhamidov.

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Azerbaijan at the Olympics

30 London 2012 ranking

39 Beijing 2008 ranking

1996 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Wrestling 2 2 3 RANK 4
Boxing 0 0 2 RANK 15
Weightlifting 0 0 1 RANK 16
View the London 2012 medal table for Azerbaijan