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Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Tehran

Population

75,100,000

Size

1,650,000km²

Languages

  • Persian

Iran profile on BBC News

London 2012 site in Persian

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
4 5 3
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
1 0 1
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
2 2 2

Behdad Salimikordasiabi Salimikordasiabi wins gold medal

Behdad Salimikordasiabi wins the gold medal in the +105kg category with fellow Iranian Sajjad Anoushiravani taking silver

7 Aug 12

Ghasem Rezaei Rezaei wins another gold for Iran

Ghasem Rezaei adds another Olympic wrestling gold to Iran's haul in London, defeating Rustam Totrov in the -96kg final.

Omid Noroozi of Iran Noroozi wins Iran's second gold

Iran claim their second Greco gold medal in 24 hours as Omid Noroozi overcomes Georgia's Revaz Lashkhi in the 60kg group.

Reihanpour Soryan Iran win first Greco Olympic gold

Iran claim their first ever gold in Greco-Roman wresting as Hamid Mohammad Soryan Reihanpour wins the 55kg class.

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Iran at the Olympics

17 London 2012 ranking

51 Beijing 2008 ranking

1900 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Wrestling 3 1 2 RANK 3
Weightlifting 1 2 1 RANK 4
Taekwondo 0 1 0 RANK 10
View the London 2012 medal table for Iran