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Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Seat of government

Jerusalem, though most foreign embassies are in Tel Aviv.

Population

7,300,000

Size

Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics cites (including Jerusalem and Golan) 22,072km²

Languages

  • Hebrew
  • Arabic

Israel profile on BBC News

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
0 0 0
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
0 0 1
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
1 0 1

Israel at the Olympics

80 Beijing 2008 ranking

1952 First Olympic appearance