Olympic Medal Count 2012: Recapping Every Nation's Medal Breakdown in London

Jeremy FuchsCorrespondent IIIAugust 12, 2012

Olympic Medal Count 2012: Recapping Every Nation's Medal Breakdown in London

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    The 2012 Summer Olympics are over and all the medals have been awarded.

    Using data from Sports-Reference as well as various news sources, we give you the lowdown on all the medals and the countries who won them.

    How many medals has each country won? What type? And what is their all-time medal performance?

    Read on to find out all that and more and relive the thrilling 2012 Summer Olympics in London. 

Tajikistan: 1 Medal (G: 0, S: 0, B: 1)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 0 Silver, 1 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 2

    Population: 6.9 million (2011)

    Of note: Tajikistan won its first medal in 2008.

Hong Kong: 1 Medal (G: 0, S: 0, B: 1)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 0 Silver, 1 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 3

    Population: 7 million (2011)

    Of note:  Lee Wai Sze, who won bronze in cycling, was also the flagbearer.

Botswana: 1 Medal (G: 0, S: 1, B: 0)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 1 Silver, 0 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 1

    Population: 2 million (2011)

    Of note: This was Botswana's first medal ever. Nijel Amos won it in the men's 800-meter run.

Afghanistan: 1 Medal (G: 0, S: 0, B: 1)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 0 Silver, 1 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 2

    Population: 35.3 million (2011)

    Of note: Afghanistan has won both its medals in taekwondo.

Bahrain: 1 Medal (G: 0, S: 0, B: 1)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 0 Silver, 1 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 2

    Population: 1.3 million (2011)

    Of note: Jamal Maryam Yusuf won bronze in the women's 1,500-meter run. 

Kuwait: 1 Medal (G: 0, S: 0, B: 1)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 0 Silver, 1 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 2

    Population: 2.8 million (2011)

    Of note: Fehaid Al-Deehani has won both Kuwaiti medals, both bronzes in shooting. 

Saudi Arabia: 1 Medal (G: 0, S: 0, B: 1)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 0 Silver, 1 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 2

    Population: 28 million (2011)

    Of note: Saudi Arabia sent a delegation of 19 athletes.

Gabon: 1 Medal (G: 0, S: 1, B: 0)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 1 Silver, 0 Bronze

    All-time Medals: 1

    Population: 1.5 million

    Of note: This was Gabon's first medal ever. 

Morocco: 1 Medal (G: 0, S: 0, B: 1)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 0 Silver, 1 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 21

    Population: 32.2 million (2011)

    Of note: Retired track star Hicham el-Guerrouj has the most medals of any Moroccan, with three.

Montenegro: 1 Medal (G: 0, S: 1, B: 0)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 1 Silver, 0 Bronze

    All-time Medals: 1

    Population: 632,261

    Of note: This was the European nation's first medal ever. 

Portugal: 1 Medal (G: 0, S: 1, B: 0)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 1 Silver, 0 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 22

    Population: 10.6 million (2011)

    Of note: Portugal won a silver medal in kayak doubles, 1,000 meters.

Guatemala: 1 Medal (G: 0, S: 1, B: 0)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 1 Silver, 0 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 1

    Population: 14.7 million (2011)

    Of note: Erick Barrondo won this country’s first ever medal, with a silver in the men’s 20-kilometer walk.

Bahamas: 1 Medal (G: 1, S: 0, B: 0)

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    2012 Medals: 1 Gold, 0 Silver, 0 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 11

    Population: 347,146 (2011)

    Of note: Bahamas has won all of its medals in track and field and sailing. 

Uganda: 1 Medal (G: 1, S: 0, B: 0)

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    2012 Medals: 1 Gold, 0 Silver, 0 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 7

    Population: 34.5 million (2011)

    Of note: Uganda won its first ever marathon medal. 

Cyprus: 1 Medal (G: 0, S: 1, B: 0)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 1 Silver, 0 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 1

    Population: 1.1 million (2011)

    Of note:  Pavlos Kontides won this country’s first ever medal, with a silver in sailing.

Venezuela: 1 Medal (G: 1, S: 0, B: 0)

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    2012 Medals: 1 Gold, 0 Silver, 0 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 12

    Population: 29.2 million (2011)

    Of note: Fencer Ruben Limardo won Venezuela’s first gold since 1968.

Grenada: 1 Medal (G: 1, S: 0, B: 0)

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     2012 Medals: 1 Gold, 0 Silver, 0 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 1

    Population: 104,890 (2011)

    Of note: Runner Kirani James won this country’s first ever medal, with a gold in the men's 400 meters.

Algeria: 1 Medal (G: 1, S: 0, B: 0)

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    2012 Medals: 1 Gold, 0 Silver, 0 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 14

    Population: 35.9 million (2011)

    Of note: Algeria’s youngest participant was 14-year-old fencer Lea Moutoussamy.

Singapore: 2 Medals (G: 0, S: 0, B: 2)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 0 Silver, 2 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 3

    Population: 5.1 million (2011)

    Of note:  Feng Tianwei, a table tennis player, has the most medals in Singapore’s history with two, including a bronze in London.

Puerto Rico: 2 Medals (G: 0, S: 1, B: 1)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 7

    Population: 3.7 million (2011)

    Of note: No Puerto Rican has won more than one medal.

Qatar: 2 Medals (G: 0, S: 0, B: 2)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 0 Silver, 2 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 3

    Population: 1.8 million 2011)

    Of note:  Nasser Al-Attiya won bronze in shooting.

Malaysia: 2 Medals (G: 0, S: 1, B: 1)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 5

    Population: 28.8 million (2011)

    Of note: Lee Chong Wei, who won silver in badminton, also won silver at Beijing.

Taiwan: 2 Medals (G: 0, S: 1, B: 1)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 20

    Population: 23.1 million (2011)

    Of note:  Taiwan won medals in weightlifting and taekwondo. 

Moldova: 2 Medals (G: 0, S: 0, B: 2)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 0 Silver, 2 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 7

    Population: 3.5 million (2011)

    Of note: Moldova won two medals in weightlifting in London.

Greece: 2 Medals (G: 0, S: 0, B: 2)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 0 Silver, 2 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 146

    Population: 11.3 million (2011)

    Of note: Greece won 47 medals in 1896, the first year of the Modern Olympics.

Latvia: 2 Medals (G: 1, S: 0, B: 1)

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    2012 Medals: 1 Gold, 0 Silver, 1 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 19

    Population: 2.2 million

    Of note: Maris Strombergs won gold in BMX for the second Olympics in a row. 

Indonesia: 2 Medals (G: 0, S: 1, B: 1)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 27

    Population: 242.3 million (2011)

    Of note: Eko Irawan has won two bronzes in weightlifting, including one in London.

Estonia: 2 Medals (G: 0, S: 1, B: 1)

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     2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 31

    Population: 1.3 million (2011)

    Of note: Estonia brought a delegation of 35 athletes.

Egypt: 2 Medals (G: 0, S: 2, B: 0)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 9

    Population: 82.5 million (2011)

    Of note: Alaaeldin Abouelkassem won silver in fencing. 

Bulgaria: 2 Medals (G: 0, S: 1, B: 1)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 214

    Population: 7.4 million (2011)

    Of note: Tervel Pulev won bronze in boxing. 

Dominican Republic: 2 Medals (G: 1, S: 1, B: 0)

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    2012 Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 0 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 6

    Population: 10 million (2011)

    Of note: Felix Sanchez, who won gold in the 400-meter hurdles, has two medals, the most of any Dominican athlete.

Tunisia: 3 Medals (G: 1, S: 1, B: 1)

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    2012 Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 9

    Population: 10.6 million (2011)

    Of note: Swimmer Ousamma Mellouli won medals in London and Beijing.

Finland: 3 Medals (G: 0, S: 1, B: 2)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 309

    Population: 5.3 million (2011)

    Of note: Tuuli Petaja won silver in women’s windsurfing.

Belgium: 3 Medals (G: 0, S: 1, B: 2)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 158

    Population: 11 million (2011)

    Of note: Belgium won their three medals in three different disciplines—judo, sailing and shooting.

Thailand: 3 Medals (G: 0, S: 2, B: 1)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 22

    Population: 69.5 million (2011)

    Of note: Pimsiri Sirikaew won silver in weightlifting.

Armenia: 3 Medals (G: 0, S: 1, B: 2)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 10

    Population: 3.1 million (2011)

    Of note: Armenia has one gold medal in its history, won in 1996. 

Serbia: 4 Medals (G: 1, S: 1, B: 2)

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    2012 Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 6

    Population: 7.2 million (2011)

    Of note: Serbia won gold in taekwondo, its only gold ever.

Switzerland: 4 Medals (G: 2, S: 2, B: 0)

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    2012 Medals: 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 0 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 201

    Population: 7.9 million (2011)

    Of note: Nicola Spirig won the women’s triathlon. She finished sixth in Beijing.

Trinidad and Tobago: 4 Medals (G: 1 S: 0, B: 3)

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    2012 Medals: 1 Gold, 0 Silver, 3 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 15

    Population: 1.3 million (2011)

    Of note: All of Trinidad & Tobago's London medals came in track and field.

Argentina: 4 Medals (G: 1, S: 1, B: 2)

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    2012 Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 67

    Population: 40.7 million (2011)

    Of note: Juan Martin del Potro, who won bronze in tennis, won the 2009 U.S. Open.

Uzebekistan: 4 Medals (G: 1, S: 0, B: 3)

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    2012 Medals:  1 Gold, 0 Silver, 3 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 18

    Population: 28.3 million (2012)

    Of note: Rishod Sobirov has won two bronze medals in judo.

Norway: 4 Medals (G: 2, S: 1, B: 1)

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    2012 Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 152

    Population: 4.9 million (2011)

    Of note: Alexander Kristoff, who won bronze in cycling, is also the Norwegian national road-race champion.

Slovakia: 4 Medals (G: 0, S: 1, B: 3)

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     2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 24

    Population: 5.5 million 2011)

    Of note: Pavol and Peter Hochschorner won their fourth career medal in rowing.

Slovenia: 4 Medals (G: 1, S: 1, B: 2)

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    2012 Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 19

    Population: 2.5 million (2011)

    Of note:  Urska Zolnir won her second medal in judo, the first coming in 2004.

Turkey: 5 Medals (G: 2, S: 2, B: 1)

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    2012 Medals: 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 82

    Population: 73.6 million (2011)

    Of note:  Riza Kayaalp won bronze in the 120-kilogram Greco-Roman wrestling event. He is also the 2011 world champion. 

Mongolia: 5 Medals (G: 0, S: 2, B: 3)

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    2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 22

    Population: 2.8 million (2011)

    Of note: Judo competitor Naidangiin Tuvshinbayar has won 2 medals, the most in Mongolian history, including a silver in London. 

Lithuania: 6 Medals (G: 1, S: 2, B: 3)

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    2012 Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 19

    Population: 3.2 million (2011)

    Of note:  Ruta Meilutyte won gold in women’s 100-meter breaststroke at age 15.

Ireland: 6 Medals (G: 1, S: 1, B: 4)

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    2012 Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 4 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 27

    Population: 4.4 million

    Of note: Ireland won five boxing medals. 

India: 6 Medals (G: 0, S: 2, B: 4)

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     2012 Medals: 0 Gold, 2 Silver, 4 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 24

    Population: 1.2 billion (2011)

    Of note: India won two medals in badminton.

South Africa: 6 Medals (G: 3, S: 2, B: 1)

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    2012 Medals: 3 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 76

    Population: 50.5 million (2011)

    Of note: Chad le Clos won two medals in swimming. He is also a world champion.

North Korea: 6 Medals (G: 4, S: 0, B: 2)

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    2012 Medals: 4 Gold, 0 Silver, 2 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 20

    Population: 24.4 million (2011)

    Of note: North Korea won four medals in weightlifting in London.

Georgia: 7 Medals (G: 1, S: 3, B: 3)

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    2012 Medals: 1 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 20

    Population: 4.4 million (2011)

    Of note: Georgia won all but one of its 2012 medals in wrestling.

Croatia: 7 Medals (G: 3, S: 1, B: 3)

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    2012 Medals: 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 22

    Population: 4.4 million (2011)

    Of note: Sandra Perkovic, who won gold in the women’s discus throw, is also a European champion.

Mexico: 7 Medals (G: 1, S: 3, B: 3)

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    2012 Medals: 1 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 59

    Population: 112.3 million (2011)

    Of note: Mexico won five diving medals in London.

Ethiopia: 7 Medals (G: 3, S: 1, B: 3)

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     2012 Medals: 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 42

    Population: 84.7 million (2011)

    Of note: Ethiopia has never won a medal outside of track and field.

Sweden: 8 Medals (G: 1, S: 4, B: 3)

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    2012 Medals: 1 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 495

    Population: 9.4 million (2011)

    Of note: Sweden won three sailing medals in London.

Colombia: 8 Medals (G: 1, S: 3, B: 4)

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    2012 Medals: 1 Gold, 3 Silver, 4 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 15

    Population: 46.9 million (2011)

    Of note: Colombia has won two gold medals in its history.

Denmark: 9 Medals (G: 2, S: 4, B: 3)

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    2012 Medals: 2 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 192

    Population: 5.5 million (2011)

    Of note: Rasmus Quist won medals in London and Beijing in rowing.

Romania: 9 Medals (G: 2, S: 5, B: 2)

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     2012 Medals: 2 Gold, 5 Silver, 2 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 299

    Population: 21.3 million (2011)

    Of note: Romania has won 70 gymnastics medals.

Czech Republic: 10 Medals (G: 4, S: 3, B: 3)

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    2012 Medals: 4 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 38

    Population: 10.5 million (2011)

    Of note: The Czech Republic won two rowing medals in London.

Poland: 10 Medals (G: 2, S: 2, B: 6)

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    2012 Medals: 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 6 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 276

    Population: 38.2 million (2011)

    Of note: Tomasz Majewski is the back-to-back gold medalist in shot put.

Azerbaijan: 11 Medals (G: 2, S: 2, B: 7)

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    2012 Medals: 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 7 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 19

    Population: 9.1 million (2011)

    Of note: Valentin Hristov won Azerbaijan’s first ever medal in weightlifting.

Kenya: 11 Medals (G: 2, S: 4, B: 5)

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    2012 Medals: 2 Gold, 4 Silver, 5 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 80

    Population: 41.6 million (2011)

    Of note: Kenya has won medals only in track and boxing.

Jamaica: 12 Medals (G: 4, S: 4, B: 4)

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     2012 Medals: 4 Gold, 4 Silver, 4 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 59

    Population: 2.7 million (2011)

    Of note: Jamaica won golds in the both the men’s and women’s 100-meter dash.

Iran: 12 Medals (G: 4, S: 5, B: 3)

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    2012 Medals: 4 Gold, 5 Silver, 3 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 52

    Population: 74.7 million (2011)

    Of note:  Iran won four medals in weightlifting.

Belarus: 13 Medals (G: 3, S: 5, B: 5)

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    2012 Medals: 3 Gold, 5 Silver, 5 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 74

    Population: 9.4 million (2011)

    Of note: Aleksandra Gerasimenya won two medals in swimming. She also has a world championship gold medal.

New Zealand: 13 Medals (G: 5, S: 3, B: 5)

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    2012 Medals: 5 Gold, 3 Silver, 5 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 85

    Population: 4.4 million

    Of note: New Zealand won five rowing medals. 

Kazakhstan: 14 Medals (G: 7, S: 1, B: 6)

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    2012 Medals: 7 Gold, 1 Silver, 6 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 49

    Population: 16.5 million (2011)

    Of note: Kazakhstan won four golds in weightlifting.

Cuba: 15 Medals (G: 5, S: 3, B: 7)

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    2012 Medals: 5 Gold, 3 Silver, 7 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 197

    Population: 11.2 million (2011)

    Of note:  Cuba won three judo medals.

Brazil: 17 Medals (G: 3, S: 5, B: 9)

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    2012 Medals: 3 Golds, 5 Silver, 9 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 100

    Population:196.6 million (2011)

    Of note: Brazil won four medals in Judo.

Spain: 17 Medals (G: 3, S: 10, B: 4)

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    2012 Medals: 3 Gold, 10 Silver, 4 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 119

    Population: 47.1 million (2011)

    Of note: Mireia Belmonte Garcia won two medals in swimming.

Hungary: 17 Medals (G: 8, S: 4, B: 5)

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    2012 Medals: 8 Golds, 4 Silver, 5 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 479

    Population: 9.9 million (2011)

    Of note: Hungary won six medals in canoe/kayak.

Canada: 18 Medals (G: 1, S: 5, B: 12)

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    2012 Medals: 1 Gold, 5 Silver, 12 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 273

    Population: 34.4 million (2011)

    Of note: Canada won gold in trampolining. 

Netherlands: 20 Medals (G: 6, S: 6, B: 8)

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    2012 Medals: 6 Gold, 6 Silver, 8 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 268

    Population: 16.6 million (2011)

    Of note: Ranomi Kromowidjojo won three swimming medals. She has four total. 

Ukraine: 22 Medals (G: 6, S: 5, B: 11)

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    2012 Medals: 6 Gold, 5 Silver, 11 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 108

    Population: 44.8 million (2011)

    Of note: Olena Kostevych won two shooting bronze medals in London. 

Italy: 29 Medals (G: 8, S: 9, B: 12)

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    2012 Medals: 8 Gold, 9 Silver, 12 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 567

    Population: 60.6 million (2011)

    Of note: Italy won four shooting medals.

South Korea: 28 Medals (G: 13, S: 8, B: 7)

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    2012 Medals: 13 Gold, 8 Silver, 7 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 234

    Population: 49.7 million (2011)

    Of note: South Korea won six fencing medals.

France: 34 Medals (G: 11, S: 11, B: 12)

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    2012 Medals: 11 Gold, 11 Silver, 12 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 716

    Population: 65.4 million (2011)

    Of note: France won 13 swimming medals.

Australia: 35 Medals (G: 7, S: 16, B: 12)

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    2012 Medals: 7 Gold, 16 Silver, 12 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 461

    Population: 22.6 million (2011)

    Of note: Australia won 23 swimming medals.

Japan: 38 Medals (G: 7, S: 14, B: 17)

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    2012 Medals: 7 Gold, 14 Silver, 17 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 388

    Population: 127.8 million (2011)

    Of note: Japan won seven judo medals.

Germany: 44 Medals (G: 11, S: 19, B: 14)

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    2012 Medals: 11 Gold, 19 Silver, 14 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 706

    Population: 81.7 million (2011)

    Of note: Germany won four equestrian medals.

Great Britain: 65 Medals (G: 29, S: 17, B: 19)

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    2012 Medals: 29 Gold, 17 Silver, 19 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 789

    Population: 62.6 million (2011)

    Of note: Great Britain won 10 cycling medals.

Russia: 82 Medals (G: 24, S: 25, B: 33)

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    2012 Medals: 24 Golds, 25 Silver, 33 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 366

    Population: 141.9 million (2011)

    Of note: Russia won four gymnastics medals.

China: 87 Medals (G: 38, S: 27, B: 22)

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    2012 Medals: 38 Gold, 27 Silver, 22 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 449

    Population: 1.3 billion (2012)

    Of note:  Sun Yang won four swimming medals, setting a world record in the 1,500 freestyle.

USA: 104 Medals (G: 46, S: 29, B: 29)

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     2012 Medals: 46 Gold, 29 Silver, 29 Bronze

    All-Time Medals: 2,383

    Population: 311.5 million (2011)

    Of note: Michael Phelps has the most all-time medals of any Olympic athlete, with 22.