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Ross Milne

Biographical information

TypeOther
SexMale
Full nameLeslie Ross•Milne
Used nameRoss•Milne
Born4 October 1944 in Myrtleford, Victoria (AUS)
Died25 January 1964 in Innsbruck (AUT)
NOC Australia

Biography

Ross Milne started skiing as a teenager. Talented, he made his first appearance on the Australian national team as a 16-year-old. In 1963, he won the downhill and combined events at the Australian Championships, while placing second in the slalom event. These results earned him a spot on the Australian Olympic selection for Innsbruck. While training for the downhill, Milne’s best event, he lost control and struck a tree. He was helicoptered into Innsbruck but was declared dead on arrival. It was the second fatality at the 1964 Winter Olympics, as a few days earlier, British luger Kazimierz Kay-Skrzypecki had also died in practice.

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1964 Winter Olympics AUS Ross Milne

Olympic family relations

Special Notes