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Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Minsk

Population

9,600,000

Size

207,595km²

Languages

  • Russian
  • Belarussian

Belarus profile on BBC News

London 2012 site in Russian

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
2 5 5
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
4 5 10
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
2 6 7

Nadzeya Ostapchuk Ostapchuk stuns Adams to win gold

Nadzeya Ostapchuk shocks world and Olympic champion Valerie Adams to win the women's shot put.

6 Nov 12

Serena Williams Ruthless Williams wins gold medal

Women's Singles

4 Aug 12

Serena Williams of the United States thrashes Russia's Maria Sharapova 6-0 6-1 to win the Olympic women's singles gold.

Kazakhstan weightlifter Svetlana Podobedova Podobedova wins women's 75kg gold

Women's 75kg

3 Aug 12

Kazakhstan's Svetlana Podobedova pips Natalya Zabolotnaya to win the Olympic women's heavyweight gold medal

Ivan Tsikhan Hammer thrower removed over tests

Hammer thrower Ivan Tsikhan is withdrawn from the London Olympics after banned substances were found in samples from Athens eight years ago.

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Belarus at the Olympics

26 London 2012 ranking

16 Beijing 2008 ranking

1996 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Tennis 1 0 1 RANK 3
Shooting 1 0 0 RANK 5
Canoe Sprint 0 2 1 RANK 9
View the London 2012 medal table for Belarus