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Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Stockholm

Population

9,400,000

Size

449,964km²

Languages

  • Swedish

Sweden profile on BBC News

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
1 4 3
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
0 4 1
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
4 2 1

Lisa Norden and Nicola Spirig Swedish triathlete loses appeal

Sweden lose an appeal for a gold and a share of first place in the women's triathlon after disputing the result of a photo-finish.

11 Aug 12

Iain Percy & Andrew Simpson Percy denied Star gold by Sweden

Men's Star

5 Aug 12

Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson are denied a successive Olympic sailing gold as Sweden clinches the Star title in Weymouth.

Paul Goodison Goodison's medal chances are over

Men's Laser

4 Aug 12

Defending Olympic Laser champion Paul Goodison is unable to repeat his Beijing heroics in Weymouth.

Helen Jenkins Jenkins misses out in triathlon

Helen Jenkins misses out on an Olympic triathlon medal, finishing fifth in Hyde Park, as Switzerland's Nicola Spirig takes gold.

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Sweden at the Olympics

37 London 2012 ranking

55 Beijing 2008 ranking

1896 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Sailing 1 0 1 RANK 6
Triathlon 0 1 0 RANK 3
Handball 0 1 0 RANK 3
View the London 2012 medal table for Sweden