Australia

Overview

NOCAustralian Olympic Committee
Flagbearers83

Participants

Olympic Games 3836
Intercalated Games 4
Youth Olympic Games 250

Description

Australia, whose National Olympic Committee was formed and recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1895, has competed at every Summer Olympic Games. In 1908 and 1912 it competed as Australasia in a combined team with New Zealand. Australia has also competed at the Olympic Winter Games – those of 1936 and continuously since 1952. Australia has been successful in many sports, but particularly so in swimming and track & field. Through 2016, Australia has won 516 medals, including twelve at the Olympic Winter Games, of which 151 were gold medals, five at the Winter Olympics. Australia has also hosted the Games of the XVIth Olympiad in 1956 in Melbourne, and more recently the sublime Games of the XXVIIth Olympiad in 2000 in Sydney. Swimmer Ian Thorpe is the only Australian to won five gold medals and together with another swimmer Leisel Jones he leads Australia’s Olympic medal list, with nine each, followed by three female swimmers with eight Olympic medals: Dawn Fraser, Petria Thomas, and Susie O’Neill.

In 1957 the Olympic Committee of Australia was awarded with the Count Alberto Bonacossa Trophy.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1896 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1900 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
1904 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
1906 Intercalated Games Intercalated Games 4 0 4 Results
1920 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 12 1 13 Results
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 35 1 36 Results
1924 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 14 4 18 Results
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 4 13 Results
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 28 4 32 Results
1936 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 66 9 75 Results
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 71 10 81 Results
1952 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 7 2 9 Results
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 250 44 294 Results
1956 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 7 1 8 Results
1956 Equestrian Olympics Olympic Games 4 0 4 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 160 29 189 Results
1960 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 26 4 30 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 203 40 243 Results
1964 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 2 5 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 104 24 128 Results
1968 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 139 29 168 Results
1972 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 0 4 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 146 34 180 Results
1976 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 5 3 8 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 92 28 120 Results
1980 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 5 4 9 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 169 73 242 Results
1984 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 8 2 10 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 180 72 252 Results
1988 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 17 2 19 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 187 92 279 Results
1992 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 15 7 22 Results
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 18 7 25 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 250 167 417 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 15 8 23 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 341 276 617 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 13 12 25 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 268 202 470 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 23 17 40 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 233 199 432 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 52 48 100 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 20 20 40 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 221 184 405 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 7 5 12 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 43 46 89 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 29 31 60 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 208 212 420 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 7 10 17 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 27 22 49 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 14 18 32 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 28 17 45 Results
Alpinism 1 0 1 Results
Archery 18 13 31 Results
Art Competitions 1 1 2 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 25 46 71 Results
Artistic Swimming (Aquatics) 0 35 35 Results
Athletics 317 184 501 Results
Badminton 15 17 32 Results
Baseball (Baseball/Softball) 59 0 59 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 100 54 154 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 6 16 22 Results
Biathlon 3 3 6 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 25 4 29 Results
Boxing 111 2 113 Results
Canoe Marathon (Canoeing) 6 0 6 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 17 5 22 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 72 32 104 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 14 7 21 Results
Cycling BMX Racing (Cycling) 8 4 12 Results
Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) 7 5 12 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 73 18 91 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 101 17 118 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 32 34 66 Results
Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) 1 10 11 Results
Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) 27 10 37 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 23 5 28 Results
Fencing 47 20 67 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 15 18 33 Results
Football (Football) 109 44 153 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 19 24 43 Results
Golf 2 2 4 Results
Handball 15 15 30 Results
Hockey 144 89 233 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 17 0 17 Results
Judo 49 23 72 Results
Luge 2 2 4 Results
Modern Pentathlon 20 4 24 Results
Nordic Combined (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 7 7 Results
Rowing 262 87 349 Results
Rugby Sevens (Rugby) 13 12 25 Results
Sailing 118 24 142 Results
Shooting 81 35 116 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 14 6 20 Results
Skeleton (Bobsleigh) 3 5 8 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 13 10 23 Results
Softball (Baseball/Softball) 0 33 33 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 9 1 10 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 204 192 396 Results
Table Tennis 16 11 27 Results
Taekwondo 8 8 16 Results
Tennis 25 16 41 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 3 2 5 Results
Triathlon 11 10 21 Results
Volleyball (Volleyball) 32 12 44 Results
Water Polo (Aquatics) 110 45 155 Results
Weightlifting 53 7 60 Results
Wrestling 72 1 73 Results

Intercalated Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 3 0 3 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 1 0 1 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3-on-3 Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 2 4 6 Results
3x3 Basketball (Basketball) 0 4 4 Results
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 4 4 8 Results
Archery 2 2 4 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 2 1 3 Results
Athletics 21 16 37 Results
Badminton 2 2 4 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 0 2 2 Results
Biathlon 5 4 9 Results
Boxing 3 1 4 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 2 1 3 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 4 4 8 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 3 1 4 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 0 1 1 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 2 0 2 Results
Fencing 1 0 1 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 0 1 1 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 7 6 13 Results
Golf 1 1 2 Results
Handball 0 14 14 Results
Hockey 16 0 16 Results
Hockey 5s 9 0 9 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 2 2 4 Results
Judo 1 1 2 Results
Luge 1 1 2 Results
Mixed Sports 5 6 11 Results
Modern Pentathlon 2 1 3 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 6 6 Results
Rowing 3 4 7 Results
Rugby Sevens (Rugby) 0 12 12 Results
Sailing 2 2 4 Results
Shooting 4 3 7 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 1 1 2 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 3 7 10 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 8 8 16 Results
Table Tennis 1 2 3 Results
Tennis 2 2 4 Results
Trampolining (Gymnastics) 1 2 3 Results
Triathlon 2 2 4 Results
Weightlifting 2 2 4 Results
Wrestling 3 1 4 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 17 16 17 50
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 16 25 17 58
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 14 15 17 46
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 13 8 14 35
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 9 9 23 41
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 8 15 12 35
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 8 13 8 29
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 8 11 10 29
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 8 8 6 22
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 8 7 2 17
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 9 11 27
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 2 10 18
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 6 2 3 11
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 7 5 17
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 4 8 12 24
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 4 3 13 20
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 6 5 14
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 1 2 6
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 1 1 5
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 6 5 13
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 5 9
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 0 3
1900 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 3 5
1896 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 0 2
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 0 2
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 1 4
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 2
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
1904 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 3 1 4
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 3 1 4
1920 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 1 3
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 1 3
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 1 3
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 4 5
1906 Intercalated Games Intercalated Games 0 0 3 3
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 0 2 2
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Swimming 60 67 65 192
Athletics 21 26 26 73
Cycling Track 12 17 17 46
Rowing 11 15 14 40
Sailing 11 8 8 27
Equestrian Eventing 6 3 3 12
Shooting 5 1 5 11
Hockey 4 3 5 12
Canoe Sprint 3 5 10 18
Diving 3 3 7 13
Freestyle Skiing 3 3 2 8
Cycling Road 2 1 1 4
Triathlon 1 2 2 5
Snowboarding 1 2 1 4
Tennis 1 1 3 5
Weightlifting 1 1 2 4
Taekwondo 1 1 0 2
Archery 1 0 2 3
Water Polo 1 0 2 3
Beach Volleyball 1 0 1 2
Short Track Speed Skating 1 0 1 2
Modern Pentathlon 1 0 0 1
Rugby Sevens 1 0 0 1
Basketball 0 3 2 5
Canoe Slalom 0 3 2 5
Boxing 0 1 3 4
Softball 0 1 3 4
Wrestling 0 1 2 3
Baseball 0 1 0 1
Cycling BMX Racing 0 1 0 1
Trampolining 0 1 0 1
Judo 0 0 2 2
Alpine Skiing 0 0 1 1
Canoe Marathon 0 0 1 1

Intercalated Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 0 0 2 2
Swimming 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Swimming 4 7 14 25
Athletics 2 5 3 10
Snowboarding 1 2 1 4
Boxing 1 1 1 3
Triathlon 1 1 0 2
Canoe Slalom 1 0 0 1
Hockey 1 0 0 1
Hockey 5s 1 0 0 1
Rugby Sevens 1 0 0 1
Freestyle Skiing 0 1 1 2
Rowing 0 1 1 2
3x3 Basketball 0 1 0 1
Artistic Gymnastics 0 0 1 1
Equestrian Jumping 0 0 1 1
Ice Hockey 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Ian Thorpe AUS 5 3 1 9
Dawn Fraser AUS 4 4 0 8
Libby Lenton-Trickett AUS 4 1 2 7
Murray Rose AUS 4 1 1 6
Betty Cuthbert AUS 4 0 0 4
Leisel Jones AUS 3 5 1 9
Petria Thomas AUS 3 4 1 8
Grant Hackett AUS 3 3 1 7
Shirley Strickland de la Hunty AUS 3 1 3 7
Shane Gould AUS 3 1 1 5

Intercalated Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Nigel Barker AUS 0 0 2 2
Cecil Healy ANZ
AUS
0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Nick Schafer AUS 2 1 2 5
Emily Selig AUS 2 1 1 4
Kenneth To AUS 1 3 2 6
Emma McKeon AUS 1 2 3 6
Madi Wilson AUS 1 1 1 3
Justin James AUS 1 1 1 3
Max Ackermann AUS 1 0 2 3
Zoe Johnson AUS 1 0 1 2
Nicholas Hough AUS 1 0 1 2
Brittany Dutton AUS 1 0 1 2
Trae Williams AUS 1 0 1 2

IOC Members

Dick Coombes 1905—1932
James Taylor 1924—1944
Sir Harold Luxton 1933—1951
Hugh Weir 1946—1975
Sir Harold Luxton 1951—1957
Lewis Luxton 1951—1974
Lewis Luxton 1974—1985
David McKenzie 1974—1981
Kevan Gosper 1977—2013
Phil Coles 1982—2011
Susie O'Neill 2000—2005
John Coates 2001—2017
Phil Coles 2012—
Kevan Gosper 2013—
James Tomkins 2013—
John Coates 2017—