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Map of Iraq

Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Baghdad

Population

31,000,000

Size

438,317km²

Languages

  • Arabic
  • Kurdish

Iraq profile on BBC News

London 2012 site in Arabic

Medals

London 2012
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Hamzah HussHaider Rashid and Hamza Hussein Iraqi rowers' race to London 2012

Latest news on Haider Rashid and Hamza Hussein

23 Mar 12

Haider Rashid and Hamza Hussein, Iraq's Olympic rowers Rowing amid gunshots and bomb blasts

Rowing

12 Mar 12

The BBC joins two Iraqi Olympic hopefuls as they train on the River Tigris in Baghdad.

2012 dates for your diary

2 Jan 12

A guide to all the key events happening around the UK in the year London stages the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Single-minded sculler

Matthew Pinsent on Iraqi rower Haider Rashid's quest to reach London 2012.

Iraq at the Olympics

1948 First Olympic appearance