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 most amount 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) See below: Changes in medal standings
- (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 that 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|
|23||South Africa (RSA)||3||2||1||6|
|46||Dominican Republic (DOM)||1||1||0||2|
|47||Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)||1||0||3||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)||302||303||356||961|
Changes in medal standings
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.
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. IOC has not yet decided on the case and has not yet stripped the 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. If the medals are reallocated, Trinidad and Tobago will be awarded silver, while France will take bronze. Officially, IOC stripped the silver medal but has not yet confirmed the redistribution of the medals in this discipline.
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.
|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|
|30 January 2015||Athletics||Women's 3000 metres steeplechase||Russia (RUS)||−1||−1|
|20 May 2015||Athletics||Men's 4 × 100 metres relay||Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)||+1||−1||0|
|17 August 2015||Athletics||Women's 1500 metres||Turkey (TUR)||−1 / +1||−1||−1|
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