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Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Bogota

Population

46,900,000

Size

1,140,000km²

Languages

  • Spanish

Colombia profile on BBC News

London 2012 site in Spanish

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
1 3 4
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
0 1 1
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
0 0 2

Colombian runner Diego Palomeque Colombian excluded from Olympics

Colombian runner Diego Palomeque is excluded from the London Olympics after failing a drugs test in July.

12 Aug 12

Yamile Aldama Aldama misses out in triple jump

Britain's Yamile Aldama misses out on a medal as Kazakhstan's Olga Rypakova secures gold in the London 2012 women's triple jump final.

Colombian runner Diego Palomeque Drugs ban for Colombian athlete

Men's 400m

4 Aug 12

Colombian runner Diego Palomeque is temporarily banned from the London Olympics after failing a drugs test.

Carli Lloyd of USA [r] celebrates with team-mate Alex Morgan after scoring for the United States against Colombia USA women advance to last eight

Women's Football

28 Jul 12

Defending Olympic champions United States book a last-eight spot after a 3-0 win over Colombia in the women's football.

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Colombia at the Olympics

38 London 2012 ranking

64 Beijing 2008 ranking

1932 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Cycling - BMX 1 0 1 RANK 1
Athletics 0 1 0 RANK 26
Cycling - Road 0 1 0 RANK 6
View the London 2012 medal table for Colombia