By Southeast European Times -- 13/08/12
Southeast Europe won 32 medals, including eight golds, at the London Olympics, which concluded Sunday (August 12th) with a rousing closing ceremony.
Romania led the region with nine medals, including two golds, while Croatia led the region with the most gold medals with three. The nation snared two medals on Sunday, including gold in men's water polo. Its men's handball team won the bronze medal by defeating Hungary.
Turkey won five medals, including two gold. Its biggest success was in the women's 1500m, where its athletes took gold and silver. Serbia won its fourth medal on Sunday by defeating Montenegro for the bronze in men's water polo. It also won a gold medal in the Games.
Bulgaria, which won two medals, lost the bronze-medal match with Italy in men's volleyball on Sunday. Its rhythmic gymnastics team also failed to medal.
Greece and Moldova each won two bronze medals, while Cyprus and Montenegro won a silver medal each.
Efforts by the authorities as well as the end of duty tariffs on car imports have had an impact.