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Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Brasilia

Population

196,600,000

Size

8,550,000km²

Languages

  • Portuguese

Brazil profile on BBC News

London 2012 site in Portuguese

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
3 5 9
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
3 4 8
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
5 2 3

Brazil coach Mano Menezes Olympics still a success, Menezes

Brazil coach Mano Menezes said that his team's Olympic campaign remains a success despite failing to win gold.

12 Aug 12

Brazil men's volleyball team celebrate Brazil-Russia in volleyball final

Men's Volleyball

10 Aug 12

Favourites Brazil beat Italy in their semi-final to book a clash with Russia for the men's volleyball gold medal.

USA's Destinee Hooker USA and Brazil to fight for gold

Favourites USA move a step closer to a first women's volleyball Olympic gold with a 3-0 win against South Korea.

Leandro Damiao Brazil to play Mexico in final

Men's Football

7 Aug 12

Brazil will play Mexico in the men's football final after brushing aside the challenge of South Korea at Old Trafford with a 3-0 victory.

More Brazil stories (9)

Brazil at the Olympics

22 London 2012 ranking

23 Beijing 2008 ranking

1920 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Volleyball 1 1 0 RANK 1
Judo 1 0 3 RANK 6
Gymnastics - Artistic 1 0 0 RANK 6
View the London 2012 medal table for Brazil