2012 Summer Olympics medal table

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
World map showing the medal achievements of each country during the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Legend:
      Gold represents countries that won at least one gold medal.
      Silver represents countries that won at least one silver medal.
      Bronze represents countries that won at least one bronze medal.
      Blue represents countries that did not win any medals.
      Red represents entities that did not participate in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

The 2012 Summer Olympics medal table is a list of National Olympic Committees (NOCs) ranked by the number of gold medals won during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. Approximately 10,800 athletes participated in 302 events in 26 sports.[1]

Of the 204 NOCs participating, 85 received at least one medal; 54 won at least one gold medal. Athletes from the United States won the most gold medals, with 46, and the most overall, with 104. Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin won the most gold medals at the games with four each. Phelps also won the most amount of medals overall winning six in total.[2] Bahrain,[3] Botswana,[4] Cyprus,[5] Gabon,[6] Grenada (a gold medal),[7] Guatemala,[8] and Montenegro[9] won their first Olympic medals. In prior Olympics, however, Montenegrin athletes have won medals as nationals of Serbia and Montenegro and of Yugoslavia. An athlete from Serbia won the first Olympic gold medal for the country as an independent NOC; Serbian athletes have previously won gold medals as nationals of Serbia and Montenegro and of Yugoslavia.[10]

Medal table[edit]

Missy Franklin won the most gold medals at the games with four.
China defended the men's team event title in table tennis.
Victoria Pendleton won the first ever gold medal in the women's Keirin event.
Medalists in the archery men's team event.
Great Britain won the first women's team pursuit title with a world record.[11]
The Netherlands' women's hockey team successfully defended their title.
Usain Bolt became the first person to successfully defend both the 100 and 200 metres titles.[12]
The United States won their third consecutive gold medal in the women's football.

This is the table of the medal count of the 2012 Summer Olympics, based on the medal count of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). These rankings sort by the number of gold medals, earned by a National Olympic Committee (NOC). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically by IOC Country Code. Although this information is provided by the IOC, the IOC itself does not recognize or endorse any ranking system.[13]

In boxing, judo, taekwondo, and wrestling, two bronze medals are awarded in each weight class. Two silver medals (and no bronze) were awarded for second place ties in both the men's 200 metre freestyle swimming and the men's 100 metre butterfly swimming events.[14][15] Two bronze medals were awarded for a third-place tie in the men's keirin cycling race;[16] three bronze medals were awarded for a three-way third-place tie in the men's high jump.[17]

To sort this table by NOC, total medal count, or any other column, click on the Sort both.gif icon next to the column title.

Key

   *   Host nation (Great Britain)    ‡   See below: Changes in medal standings

2012 Summer Olympics medal table[18]
 Rank  NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 46 29 29 104
2  China (CHN) 38 27 23 88
3  Great Britain (GBR)* 29 17 19 65
4  Russia (RUS) 24 25 32 81
5  South Korea (KOR) 13 8 7 28
6  Germany (GER) 11 19 14 44
7  France (FRA) 11 11 12 34
8  Italy (ITA) 8 9 11 28
9  Hungary (HUN) 8 4 6 18
10  Australia (AUS) 7 16 12 35
11  Japan (JPN) 7 14 17 38
12  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 7 1 5 13
13  Netherlands (NED) 6 6 8 20
14  Ukraine (UKR) 6 5 9 20
15  New Zealand (NZL) 6 2 5 13
16  Cuba (CUB) 5 3 7 15
17  Iran (IRI) 4 5 3 12
18  Jamaica (JAM) 4 4 4 12
19  Czech Republic (CZE) 4 3 3 10
20  North Korea (PRK) 4 0 2 6
21  Spain (ESP) 3 10 4 17
22  Brazil (BRA) 3 5 9 17
23  South Africa (RSA) 3 2 1 6
24  Ethiopia (ETH) 3 1 3 7
25  Croatia (CRO) 3 1 2 6
26  Belarus (BLR) 2 5 5 12
27  Romania (ROU) 2 5 2 9
28  Kenya (KEN) 2 4 5 11
29  Denmark (DEN) 2 4 3 9
30  Azerbaijan (AZE) 2 2 6 10
 Poland (POL) 2 2 6 10
32  Turkey (TUR) 2 2 1 5
33  Switzerland (SUI) 2 2 0 4
34  Lithuania (LTU) 2 1 2 5
35  Norway (NOR) 2 1 1 4
36  Canada (CAN) 1 5 12 18
37  Sweden (SWE) 1 4 3 8
38  Colombia (COL) 1 3 4 8
39  Georgia (GEO) 1 3 3 7
39  Mexico (MEX) 1 3 3 7
41  Ireland (IRL) 1 1 3 5
42  Argentina (ARG) 1 1 2 4
 Serbia (SRB) 1 1 2 4
 Slovenia (SLO) 1 1 2 4
45  Tunisia (TUN) 1 1 1 3
46  Dominican Republic (DOM) 1 1 0 2
47  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 1 0 3 4
48  Uzbekistan (UZB) 1 0 2 3
49  Latvia (LAT) 1 0 1 2
50  Algeria (ALG) 1 0 0 1
 Bahamas (BAH) 1 0 0 1
 Grenada (GRN) 1 0 0 1
 Uganda (UGA) 1 0 0 1
 Venezuela (VEN) 1 0 0 1
55  India (IND) 0 2 4 6
56  Mongolia (MGL) 0 2 3 5
57  Thailand (THA) 0 2 1 3
58  Egypt (EGY) 0 2 0 2
59  Slovakia (SVK) 0 1 3 4
60  Armenia (ARM) 0 1 2 3
 Belgium (BEL) 0 1 2 3
 Finland (FIN) 0 1 2 3
63  Bulgaria (BUL) 0 1 1 2
 Estonia (EST) 0 1 1 2
 Indonesia (INA) 0 1 1 2
 Malaysia (MAS) 0 1 1 2
 Puerto Rico (PUR) 0 1 1 2
 Chinese Taipei (TPE) 0 1 1 2
69  Botswana (BOT) 0 1 0 1
 Cyprus (CYP) 0 1 0 1
 Gabon (GAB) 0 1 0 1
 Guatemala (GUA) 0 1 0 1
 Montenegro (MNE) 0 1 0 1
 Portugal (POR) 0 1 0 1
75  Greece (GRE) 0 0 2 2
 Moldova (MDA) 0 0 2 2
 Qatar (QAT) 0 0 2 2
 Singapore (SIN) 0 0 2 2
79  Afghanistan (AFG) 0 0 1 1
 Bahrain (BRN) 0 0 1 1
 Hong Kong (HKG) 0 0 1 1
 Saudi Arabia (KSA) 0 0 1 1
 Kuwait (KUW) 0 0 1 1
 Morocco (MAR) 0 0 1 1
 Tajikistan (TJK) 0 0 1 1
Total (85 NOCs) 302 304 356 962

Changes in medal standings[edit]

On 13 August 2012, the IOC stripped Belarusian athlete Nadzeya Ostapchuk of her gold medal in the women's shot put after she tested positive for the anabolic steroid metenolone. As a result, New Zealand silver medallist Valerie Adams was awarded gold, Russian bronze medallist Yevgeniya Kolodko was awarded silver, and the fourth-placed Gong Lijiao from China was awarded bronze.[19]

On 6 November 2012, the IOC stripped Uzbek wrestler Soslan Tigiev of his bronze medal in the men's freestyle 74 kg division after he tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine.[20] Hungary's Gábor Hatos was elevated to the bronze medal position.[21]

On 1 May 2013, the IOC stripped Russian discus thrower Darya Pishchalnikova of her silver medal in the women's discus throw after testing positive for Oxandrolone (an anabolic steroid).[22] China's Li Yanfeng was elevated to silver and Cuba's Yarelys Barrios was awarded bronze.[23][24]

List of changes in medal standings
Ruling date Sport Event NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
13 August 2012 Athletics Women's shot put  Belarus (BLR) −1 −1
 New Zealand (NZL) +1 −1 0
 Russia (RUS) +1 −1 0
 China (CHN) +1 +1
6 November 2012 Wrestling Men's freestyle 74 kg  Uzbekistan (UZB) −1 −1
 Hungary (HUN) +1 +1
1 May 2013 Athletics Women's discus throw  Russia (RUS) −1 −1
 China (CHN) +1 −1 0
 Cuba (CUB) +1 +1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hersh, Phillip (26 July 2012). "Olympic spotlight should be on the athletes". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/2012/medals/athletes
  3. ^ Crouse, Karen (10 August 2012). "Kenyan Reclaims 5,000-Meter Title From Countrywoman and Rival". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Kenya's Rudisha Storms to Gold in 800 meters". RIA Novosti. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Eyes on London: Coe hears final lap bell, UK elated over golds, Cyprus gets first medal". The Washington Post. Associated Press. 5 August 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2012. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Molfetta wins Olympic gold in men's plus-80K". Huffington Post. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Grenada's Kirani James wins Olympic 400m gold". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 6 August 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Chen wins Olympic 20km walk, history for Guatemala". Eurosport Asia. 4 August 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Olympics handball: Norway beat Montenegro to women's gold". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 11 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Olympics taekwondo: Serb Milica Mandic wins country's first gold". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 11 August 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  11. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/18911820
  12. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/18914449
  13. ^ Shipley, Amy (25 August 2008). "China's Show of Power". The Washington Post. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  14. ^ Addley, Esther (30 July 2012). "France's Yannick Agnel wins 200 freestyle – Yahoo! Sports". Yahoo! Sports (Yahoo!). Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  15. ^ Addley, Esther (3 August 2012). "Michael Phelps wins 17th Olympic gold medal in 100m butterfly final". The Guardian (London: Guardian News and Media). Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  16. ^ "Chris Hoy defends keirin title to set British record with 6 Olympic gold medals". The Washington Post. Associated Press. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2012. [dead link]
  17. ^ Care, Tony (7 August 2012). "Canada's Derek Drouin earns high jump bronze – CBC Sports". CBC Sports (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  18. ^ "Medal count – Olympic medal standings". BBC. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  19. ^ "IOC withdraws gold medal from shot put athlete Nadzeya Ostapchuk". IOC. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  20. ^ "IOC Executive Board decision regarding Mr Soslan Tigiev" (PDF). IOC. 6 November 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  21. ^ "IOC strips Uzbek wrestler of London bronze". IOC. 7 November 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  22. ^ RusAthletics./Disqualification/(30.04.2013)
  23. ^ "Olympian Darya Pishchalnikova suspended over failed drug test". BBC. 8 December 2012. 
  24. ^ "Russian stripped of Olympic medal in discus for doping". CBCsports. May 1, 2013. 

External links[edit]