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Ross Milne

Biographical information

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


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

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