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Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Rome

Population

60,100,000

Size

301,338km²

Languages

  • Italian

Italy profile on BBC News

Records

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
8 9 11
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
8 9 10
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
10 11 11

Anthony Joshua Joshua wants world amateur crown

Britain's super-heavyweight gold medallist Anthony Joshua wants to become world amateur champion before turning professional.

13 Aug 12

Carlo Molfetta Molfetta secures gold for Italy

Men's +80kg

12 Aug 12

Carlo Molfetta of Italy wins gold in the +80kg taekwondo at London 2012, thanks to a judges decision after the bout ends 9-9.

Valentino Gallo shoots for Italy Italy face Croatia in men's final

Men's Water Polo

11 Aug 12

Italy shock pre-tournament favourites Serbia to reach the men's water polo final in which they will face Croatia.

Keri-Anne Payne Payne fourth as Risztov wins 10km

Eva Risztov wins the women's 10km open water race at London 2012, as Great Britain's Keri-Anne Payne finishes fourth.

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Italy at the Olympics

8 London 2012 ranking

9 Beijing 2008 ranking

1896 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Fencing 3 2 2 RANK 1
Shooting 2 3 0 RANK 3
Taekwondo 1 0 1 RANK 5
View the London 2012 medal table for Italy