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Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Athens

Population

11,200,000

Size

131,957km²

Languages

  • Greek

Greece profile on BBC News

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
0 0 2
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
0 2 2
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
6 6 4

Craig Figes GB defeated in water polo opener

Great Britain's men's water polo team are well beaten by Romania in their opening Olympic fixture.

30 Jul 12

Dimitris Chondrokoukis Duo out of Games over drug tests

Men's High Jump

26 Jul 12

High jumper Dimitrios Chondrokoukis and discus thrower Zoltan Kovago are out of the Games after failing drug tests.

Voula Papachristou taking part in triple jump at the European Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland (June 2012) 'Racist tweet' Olympian barred

Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou is expelled from her national team after posting comments on Twitter which were deemed racist.

Olympic Stadium in Athens Athletics halted after Greek cuts

Athletics

10 Apr 12

Greece's athletics federation suspends domestic events because of spending cuts - although they will still compete in London 2012.

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Greece at the Olympics

75 London 2012 ranking

58 Beijing 2008 ranking

1896 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Rowing 0 0 1 RANK 15
Judo 0 0 1 RANK 18
View the London 2012 medal table for Greece