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Australian Olympic Team Statistics/Trivia

Find out all the answers to those Australian Olympic Team Questions which play on your mind.

Most Olympic Games - Summer

 7 (Equestrian - Los Angeles 1984, Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, London 2012). 
NB Hoy was selected for Moscow 1980 but Equestrian section boycotted 

 

 (Beach Volleyball - Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012)

 (Equestrian - Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, London 2012, Rio 2016)

 (Table Tennis - Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016)

Most Olympic Games - Winter

 6 (Speed Skating - Grenoble 1968, Sapporo 1972, Innsbruck 1976, Lake Placid 1980, Sarajevo 1984, Calgary 1988)

 (Aerial Skiing - Salt Lake City 2002, Torino 2006, Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014, PyeongChang 2018)

 

(Aerial Skiing - Lillehammer 1994, Nagano 1998, Salt Lake City 2002, Torino 2006, Vancouver 2010)

Most Medals - Summer

 9 (Swimming)
(5 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)

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 9 (Swimming)
(3 gold, 5 silver, 1 bronze)

Most Medals - Winter

 2 (Short Track Speed Skating)
(1 gold, 1 bronze)
Alisa Camplin
 2 (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials)

(1 gold, 1 bronze)

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 2 (Freestyle Skiing - Moguls)
(1 gold, 1 silver)
Torah Bright
 2 (Snowboard - Halfpipe)

(1 gold, 1 silver)
Lydia Lassila
 2 (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials)

(1 gold, 1 bronze) 

Most Gold Medals

 5 (Swimming) (3 x Sydney 2000, 2 x Athens 2004)

 

Most Gold Medals at a Games

 3 (Athletics) (Melbourne 1956) 
Murray Rose
 3 (Swimming)
 (Melbourne 1956)
Shane Gould
 3 (Swimming)
 (Munich 1972) 

Shane Gould

 

 3 (Swimming) (Sydney 2000)
Jodie Henry
 3 (Swimming)
 (Athens 2004)
Petria Thomas
 3 (Swimming)
 (Athens 2004) 
Stephanie Rice
 3 (Swimming)
 (Beijing 2008)

Most Medals at a Games 

 5 (Swimming) (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze) - Munich 1972 
Ian Thorpe
 5 (Swimming) 
(3 gold, 2 silver) - Sydney 2000 
Alicia Coutts
 5 (Swimming)
 (1 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze) - London 2012 

Three Gold Medals in the Same Event 

 (Swimming – 100m Freestyle) – Melbourne 1956, Rome 1960, Tokyo 1964

 

 (Women’s Hockey) – Seoul 1988, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000
Andrew Hoy
 (Equestrian – 3 Day Event)
 – Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 

Olympic Champions – Oldest and Youngest

 (Yachting - 5.5 Class) - 59 years 26 days (Tokyo 1964) 

 

 (Swimming - 4x100m Freestyle) - 14 years 6 months (Melbourne 1956)

First Male Summer Olympian

 (Athletics and Tennis) - 1896 Athens

First Female Summer Olympians

 (Swimming) - Stockholm 1912 

 

 (Swimming) - Stockholm 1912

First Male Winter Olympian

 (Speed Skating) - 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen

First Medallists – Male and Female

 (Athletics) – 2 gold (800m, 1500m) & 1 bronze (Tennis Doubles) - Athens 1896

Edwin Flack

 

 (Swimming) – 1 gold (100m Freestyle) - Stockholm 1912 

Australia’s Best Medal Tally (Home)

 - 58 Olympic medals (16 gold, 25 silver, 17 bronze)

 

Australia's Best Medal Tally (Away)

 - 49 Olympic medals (17 gold, 16 silver, 16 bronze)

Athletes Who Have Competed In Two Or More Sports At The Games (13)

Edwin Flack - Athletics 1896, Tennis 1896 *
Reginald “Snowy” Baker - Diving 1908, Boxing 1908, Swimming 1908 *
Sydney Middleton - Rugby 1908, Rowing 1912 

 

Lily Beaurepaire - Diving 1920, Swimming 1920 *
Harry Morris - Diving 1928, Wrestling 1928 *
Neville Sayers - Modern Pentathlon 1956, 1960, Shooting 1960 *
Duncan Page - Fencing 1964, Modern Pentathlon 1964, 1968 *
Peter Macken - Fencing 1968, Modern Pentathlon 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976 *
Donna Kite - Athletics 1984, Cycling Road 1988 
Paul Narracott - Athletics 1984, Bobsleigh 1992 
Fiona Hannan - Basketball 1996, Handball 2000 
Nova Peris - Hockey 1996, Athletics 2000 

Nova Peris

 

Alexandra Croak - Gymnastics 2000, Diving 2008
Jana Pittman - Athletics 2000 & 2004, Bobsleigh 2014 

*Athletes In Two Sports At Same Games (6)

ADDITIONAL FACTS

Australia has won 527 Olympic medals (Summer and Winter)

155 gold, 175 silver, 197 bronze 

Australia has won 512 Summer Olympic medals

150 gold, 170 silver, 192 bronze

Australia has won 15 Olympic Winter medals

5 gold, 5 silver, 5 bronze

** Australia and Greece are the only two nations to have participated at every Summer Olympic Games of the modern era.**