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Map of South Korea

Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Seoul

Population

48,300,000

Size

99,313km²

Languages

  • Korean

South Korea profile on BBC News

Records

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
13 8 7
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
13 10 8
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
9 12 9

South Korea at the Olympics

5 London 2012 ranking

7 Beijing 2008 ranking

1948 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Shooting 3 2 0 RANK 1
Archery 3 0 1 RANK 1
Fencing 2 1 3 RANK 2
View the London 2012 medal table for South Korea