2012 Summer Olympics medal table
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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, the capital of the United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. Approximately 10,800 athletes participated in 302 events in 26 sports.
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 greatest number of medals overall winning six in total. Bahrain, Botswana, Cyprus, Gabon, Grenada (a gold medal), Guatemala, and Montenegro 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, however, Serbian athletes have previously won gold medals as nationals of Serbia and Montenegro and of Yugoslavia.
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.
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. Two bronze medals were awarded for a third-place tie in the men's keirin cycling race; three bronze medals were awarded for a three-way third-place tie in the men's high jump.
Host nation (Great Britain)
Changes in medal standings (see below)
- (Note. The table includes the official changes in medal standings, but does not include the possible changes announced in 2015 (see below). IOC has not yet decided on these cases and has not yet stripped the medals.)
|1||United States (USA)‡||46||28||29||103|
|3||Great Britain (GBR)*||29||17||19||65|
|5||South Korea (KOR)||13||8||7||28|
|15||New Zealand (NZL)‡||6||2||5||13|
|19||Czech Republic (CZE)||4||3||3||10|
|20||North Korea (PRK)||4||0||2||6|
|24||South Africa (RSA)||3||2||1||6|
|46||Dominican Republic (DOM)||1||1||0||2|
|47||Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)‡||1||1||2||4|
|Puerto Rico (PUR)||0||1||1||2|
|Chinese Taipei (TPE)||0||1||1||2|
|Hong Kong (HKG)||0||0||1||1|
|Saudi Arabia (KSA)||0||0||1||1|
|Total (85 NOCs)||300||304||356||960|
Changes in medal standings
During the Games
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.
After the Games
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. Hungary's Gábor Hatos was elevated to the bronze medal position.
On 1 May 2013, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency confirmed that Russian discus thrower Darya Pishchalnikova had been banned for 10 years and stripped of her silver medal in the women's discus throw after testing positive for oxandrolone (an anabolic steroid). China's Li Yanfeng will be elevated to silver and Cuba's Yarelys Barrios will be awarded bronze. The IOC has decided on the case and reallocated the medals in 2015.
On 30 January 2015, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency confirmed that runner Yuliya Zaripova will be stripped of her gold medal in the 3,000 metres steeplechase after testing positive for anabolic steroids. Tunisia's Habiba Ghribi will be elevated to Olympic champion, Ethiopia's Sofia Assefa will be awarded silver and Kenya's Milcah Chemos Cheywa will win the bronze. On 5 June 2016, Ghribi received her gold medal.
In May 2014, the US 4 × 100 metres relay team member Tyson Gay received a one-year suspension for anabolic steroid use and was stripped of his medals after 15 July 2012 when he first used. In May 2015, the IOC wrote to US Olympic Committee telling them to collect the medals from teammates Trell Kimmons, Justin Gatlin, Ryan Bailey, Jeffery Demps and Darvis Patton. Two of Gay's teammates who ran with him in the final, Kimmons and Bailey, had previously also served suspensions. The medals were reallocated, with Trinidad and Tobago awarded silver, and France taking bronze.
On 17 August 2015, the Court of Arbitration for Sport says it approved a settlement agreed to by Turkish athlete Aslı Çakır Alptekin and the IAAF. Alptekin has agreed to forfeit her 1500 metres Olympic title and serve an eight-year ban for blood doping. IOC has not yet confirmed the redistribution of the medals in this event. On 1 June 2016, Turkish silver medalist Gamze Bulut was revealed to also have abnormalities in her athlete "passport" that could also disqualify her from the event. fourth-placed finisher Russian Tatyana Tomashova has a previous doping violation and fifth-placed Ethiopian Abeba Aregawi, later representing Sweden was suspended for doping violation on 29 February 2016. When reallocating medals, the IOC has previously elected not to advance athletes with a history of doping violations.
On 9 November 2015, the Independent Commission Investigation of the World Anti-Doping Agency asks for a lifetime ban for doping vs Mariya Savinova the Russian gold medalist in the women's 800 metres and her Russian teammate, bronze medalist Ekaterina Poistogova. A third Russian in the event, Elena Arzhakova in sixth place, was already disqualified in 2013. Redistribution of medals has not been announced but in the likely case all three Russians are disqualified, South African Caster Semenya could be elevated to gold, Kenyan Pamela Jelimo could get silver and American Alysia Johnson Montaño could get bronze.
On 24 March 2016, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has issued decision that all competitive results obtained by Sergey Kirdyapkin from 20 August 2009 to 15 October 2012 are disqualified. IOC has not yet confirmed the Sergey Kirdyapkin's deprivation of his gold medal in men's 50 km walk and redistribution of the medals in this event. On 17 June 2016, the Court of Arbitration for Sport over turned the Russian decision in March. As a result, Australian walker Jared Tallent was awarded the gold, China's Si Tianfeng was awarded the silver and Ireland's Robert Heffernan awarded the bronze.
On 24 March 2016, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has issued decision that all competitive results obtained by Olga Kaniskina from 15 August 2009 to 15 October 2012 are disqualified. IOC has confirmed the Olga Kaniskina's deprivation of her silver medal in women's 20 km walk but not yet confirmed the redistribution of the medals in this event.
On 24 March 2016, the Court of Arbitration for Sport disqualified Yuliya Zaripova for doping and confirmed that she would be stripped of her gold medal. On 4 June 2016, the gold medal was officially reallocated to second place Habiba Ghribi from Tunisia by the IOC and IAAF updated the results. Marta Dominguez from Spain has been disqualified too.
2016 wave of retesting
On 15 June 2016, it was announced that four London 2012 Olympic weightlifting champions have tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. They include Kazakhstan's Ilya Ilyin (94 kg), Zulfiya Chinshanlo (53 kg), Maiya Maneza (63 kg) and Svetlana Podobedova (75 kg). If confirmed, Kazakhstan would drop from 12th to 23rd in the 2012 medal standings. Six other lifters who competed at the 2012 Games also tested positive after hundreds of samples were reanalysed. Among them are Russia's Apti Aukhadov (silver at 85 kg), Ukraine's Yuliya Kalina (bronze at 58 kg), Belarusian Maryna Shkermankova (bronze at 69 kg), Azerbaijan's Boyanka Kostova and Belarus duo Dzina Sazanavets and Yauheni Zharnasek. On 27 July 2016, IWF has reported in the second wave of re-sampling that three silver medalists from Russia, namely Natalia Zabolotnaya (at 75 kg), Aleksandr Ivanov (at 94 kg) and Svetlana Tsarukayeva (at 63 kg), together with bronze medalists Armenian Hripsime Khurshudyan (at 75+ kg), Belarusian Iryna Kulesha (at 75 kg) and Moldovan Cristina Iovu (at 53 kg) have tested positive for steroid Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone. For now, Only Ukraine's Yuliya Kalina's medal has been officially stripped.
On 13 July 2016, the IOC announced that Yuliya Kalina of Ukraine has been disqualified from the 2012 Summer Olympics and ordered to return the bronze medal from the 58 kg weightlifting event. Reanalysis of Kalina's samples from London 2012 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol). The positions were adjusted accordingly.
On 9 August 2016, the IOC announced that Oleksandr Pyatnytsya of Ukraine would be stripped of his silver medal in the javelin throw after he tested positive for the prohibited substance dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol). Redistribution of medals has not yet been announced, but the likely case is the silver and bronze medals will be given to Finland and Czech Republic instead.
On 20 August 2016, the IOC announced that Yevgeniya Kolodko of Russia would be stripped of her silver medal in shot put after she tested positive of dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol) and ipamorelin. Medals are not reallocated yet.
On 29 August 2016, some non-official reports indicated, Besik Kudukhov of Russia was stripped of his silver medal in 60 kg event in freestyle wrestling. The Wrestling Federation of India admitted to having been informed about the decision but is waiting for a written confirmation from the International Olympic Committee before making an official statement. If confirmed, Yogeshwar Dutt of India will have his bronze medal upgraded to silver.
List of changes
|13 August 2012||Athletics||Women's shot put||Belarus (BLR)||−1||−1|
|New Zealand (NZL)||+1||−1||0|
|6 November 2012||Wrestling||Men's freestyle 74 kg||Uzbekistan (UZB)||−1||−1|
|1 May 2013||Athletics||Women's discus throw||Russia (RUS)||−1||−1|
|20 May 2015||Athletics||Men's 4 × 100 metres relay||United States (USA)||−1||−1|
|Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)||+1||−1||0|
|17 August 2015||Athletics||Women's 1500 metres||Turkey (TUR)||−1||−1|
|24 March 2016||Athletics||Men's 50 kilometres walk||Russia (RUS)||−1||−1|
|24 March 2016||Athletics||Women's 20 kilometres walk||Russia (RUS)||−1||−1|
|4 June 2016||Athletics||Women's 3000 metres steeplechase||Russia (RUS)||−1||−1|
|13 July 2016||Weightlifting||Women's 58 kg||Ukraine (UKR)||−1||−1|
|15 June 2016||Weightlifting||Men's 85 kg||Iran (IRN)||+1||-1||+1|
|9 August 2016||Athletics||Men's javelin throw||Ukraine (UKR)||−1||−1|
|20 August 2016||Athletics||Women's shot put||Russia (RUS)||−1||−1|
|United States (USA)||0||−1||0||−1|
|New Zealand (NZL)||+1||−1||0||0|
|Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)||0||+1||−1||0|
|17 August 2015||Athletics||Women's 1500 metres||Turkey (TUR)||+1||−1||0|
|9 November 2015||Athletics||Women's 800 metres||Russia (RUS)||−1||−1||−2|
|South Africa (RSA)||+1||−1||0|
|United States (USA)||+1||+1|
|24 March 2016||Athletics||Women's 20 kilometres walk||China (CHN)||+1||−1 / +1||+1|
|15 June 2016||Weightlifting||Men's 85 kg||Russia (RUS)||−1||−1|
|27 July 2016||Weightlifting||Women's 75 kg||Kazakhstan (KAZ)||−1||−1|
|27 July 2016||Weightlifting||Women's +75 kg||Armenia (ARM)||−1||−1|
|South Korea (KOR)||+1||+1|
|9 August 2016||Athletics||Men's javelin throw||Finland (FIN)||+1||−1||0|
|Czech Republic (CZE)||+1||+1|
|20 August 2016||Athletics||Women's shot put||China (CHN)||+1||−1 / +1||+1|
|29 August 2016||Wrestling||Men's freestyle 60 kg||Russia (RUS)||−1||−1|
|North Korea (PRK)||+1||+1|
|14 September 2016||Weightlifting||Men's 94 kg||Kazakhstan (KAZ)||−1||−1|
|South Korea (KOR)||+1||+1|
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