Australia first competed in the Olympic Winter Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1936 and has sent a team to every edition since 1952.
Australia's first gold medal was won by 'last man standing' Steven Bradbury in the men's short track 1000m event at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City. He was at the rear of the field coming into the final corner when all four other competitors fell, leaving him to collect the gold. Bradbury was also part of the short track relay team that won Australia's first winter Olympic medal, a bronze at the 1994 Lillehammer Games.
Freestyle skier Alisa Camplin became the first Australian woman to claim a winter Olympic gold medal when she won the women's aerials in 2002. Camplin also became the first Australian athlete to win multiple winter Olympic medals, finishing with the bronze in aerials in 2006.
Dale Begg-Smith won Australia's second gold medal in freestyle skiing when he claimed victory in the men's moguls at the 2006 Turin Games. Begg-Smith returned to win a silver medal four years later in Vancouver.
Australia claimed two gold medals in Vancouver, with Lydia Lassila victorious in the women's aerials and snowboarder Torah Bright winning gold in the women's halfpipe.
Title: Advance Australia Fair
Creators: Words and music by Peter Dodds McCormick. The words were then slightly changed after it was officially adopted in 1984.
Founding date: 1895
IOC recognition date: 1895
NOC president's name: John Dowling Coates
NOC general secretary’s name: Craig Phillips
IOC member’s name: James Tomkins [entry in the IOC: 2013], John Dowling Coates [entry in the IOC: 2001]
Participation in Olympic Games
Year of the first appearance: 1936Medals per sport
Number of appearances: 18 [Sochi included]
Medals per year
-: Medals for the Figure Skating and Ice Hockey events at the 1908 and 1920 Olympic Summer Games have been included in the tables