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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

Samantha Murray picks up her mondern pentathton silver medal Murray wins Britain's 65th medal

Samantha Murray won GB's 65th and final medal of the London 2012 Olympic Games with modern pentathlon silver.

29 Nov 12

Charles van Commenee Van Commenee to quit as UK coach

Athletics

11 Sep 12

Charles van Commenee is to step down as UK Athletics head coach after GB fail to meet his medal target at London 2012.

Ben Ainslie Ainslie enters America's Cup race

Sailing

16 Aug 12

Ben Ainslie follows up his Olympic heroics by announcing his new team to compete in the 2013 America's Cup.

Greg Rutherford Rutherford wants more Games glory

Men's Long Jump

16 Aug 12

London 2012 long jump champion Greg Rutherford plans to compete in two more Olympics and wants at least one more gold medal.

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Team GB at the Olympics

3 London 2012 ranking

4 Beijing 2008 ranking

1896 First Olympic appearance

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