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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
Nathan Robertson

Badminton scandal upsets Robertson

Nathan Robertson tells BBC Radio Nottingham that the badminton controversy which has seen eight players disqualified during the London Olympics is embarrassing for the sport.

1 Aug 12

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