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Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Moscow

Population

142,800,000

Size

17,000,000km²

Languages

  • Russian

Russian Federation profile on BBC News

London 2012 site in Russian

Records

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
24 26 32
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
23 21 29
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
27 27 38

Olympic Audis Russian anger at Olympic gifts

Russian internet users criticise President Putin's award of a brand new Audi car to each medal-winning Russian Olympic athlete.

17 Aug 12

Olympic light heavyweight champion Egor Mekhontcev Mekhontcev wins light-heavy gold

Egor Mekhontcev won light-heavyweight gold by the tightest possible margin against Kazakhstan's Adilbek Niyazymbetov.

Anna Chicherova First Olympic gold for Chicherova

Women's High Jump

11 Aug 12

World champion Anna Chicherova adds an Olympic gold to her medal collection after winning the women's high jump final.

Mariya Savinova Savinova takes 800m Olympic gold

Women's 800m

11 Aug 12

South African Caster Semenya loses out on Olympic 800m gold to Russian World Champion Mariya Savinova at London 2012.

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Russian Federation at the Olympics

4 London 2012 ranking

3 Beijing 2008 ranking

1996 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Athletics 8 5 5 RANK 2
Wrestling 4 2 5 RANK 1
Judo 3 1 1 RANK 1
View the London 2012 medal table for Russian Federation