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Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

London

Population

62,400,000

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
29 17 19
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
19 13 15
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
9 9 12
Demonstrating the robot

Mo Farah urges pupils to 'graft and work hard'

Fresh from the amazing summer that saw Mo Farah become a double Olympic gold medallist, the athlete returns to his old school in Feltham to answer questions from School Reporters.

26 Sep 12

Shanaze Reade Reade tempted by track at Rio 2016

Women's BMX

11 Aug 12

Great Britain's BMX star Shanaze Reade says she is interested in changing disciplines and taking up track cycling for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

Ed McKeever Ed McKeever: GB's 'silent star'

Canoe Sprint

9 Aug 12

Ed McKeever talks to BBC Wiltshire about his medal hopes in the canoe sprint at London 2012 and being the "silent star" of Team GB.

Francesca Fox and Jade Faulkner 'Packing bags got us to Olympics'

Francesca Fox and Jade Faulkner, who are part of Great Britain's Olympic rhythmic gymnastic team, tell BBC Wiltshire about the difficulties of having to raise money for their own sponsorship including packing bags at supermarkets.

Team GB at the Olympics

3 London 2012 ranking

4 Beijing 2008 ranking

1896 First Olympic appearance

Stuart Hayes profile

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Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Cycling - Track 7 1 1 RANK 1
Rowing 4 2 3 RANK 1
Athletics 4 1 1 RANK 4
View the London 2012 medal table for Great Britain & N. Ireland