Austria

Overview

NOCÖsterreichisches Olympisches Comité
Flagbearers89

Participants

Olympic Games 2363
Intercalated Games 31
Youth Olympic Games 220

Description

Austria competed at the first Olympics in 1896 and has missed only one Games since – those of 1920 when it was not invited as an aggressor nation in World War I. Austria has also competed at every Olympic Winter Games, where it has often been the dominant nation in alpine skiing. It is one of only three countries (with Norway and Liechtenstein) to have won more medals at the Winter Olympics than at the Olympic Games. Through 2016, Austrian athletes have won 218 medals (59 gold medals) at the Olympic Winter Games and 107 medals (25 gold medals) at the Summer Olympics. Austria has also twice hosted the Olympic Winter Games, those of 1964 and 1976, both times in Innsbruck.

Felix Gottwald has won the most medals of any Austrian, with seven in Nordic combined skiing – three gold, one silver, and three bronze. And he is one of only three Austrians who have won three gold medals, the others are Toni Sailer and Thomas Morgenstern, all fro the Winter Games. At the Olympic Summer Games only two Austrians have been able to win two gold medals at the same Games, Julius Lenhart in 1904 and Gregor Hradetzky in 1936. And only three Austrians have won gold medals in two different Olympic Summer Games with Peter Seisenbacher been the first winning in 1984 and 1988 followed by Roman Hagara and Hans-Peter Steinacher who won together at the 2000 and 2004 Games. Austria helds a unique record as Dr. Otto Herschmann is still the only person to win a medal (in 1912) while also being NOC president of his country.

Several forerunners of the Austrian Olympic Committee have been established. For the first Olympic Games in 1896 (Comité für die Olympischen Spiele in Athen für Österreich), 1900 (Wiener Comité zur Beschickung der Pariser Olympischen Spiele 1900), and 1906 (Allgemeiner Sportausschuss für Österreich) only part-time executive organisations have been founded. For the 1904 Games no committee was created. On 24 February 1908 a meeting by representatives of numerous sports was held and on 16 March 1908 the Zentrales Sportkomitee was founded as first Olympic committee of Austria. But also this organisation did not last long and on 23 February 1911 the Österreichischer Zentralverband für gemeinsame Sportinteressen was founded. This organisation was renamed on 23 January 1920 to Österreichischer Hauptverband für Körpersport and since 26 March 1926 Olympisches Komitee für Österreich was added to the name. Finally on 19 June 1935 the name was changed to Österreichisches Olympisches Comité. The Austrian Olympic committee was merged into the German Olympic committee in 1938 after the Anschluss and was recreated on 11 December 1946.

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1896 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1900 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 16 0 16 Results
1904 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 2 Results
1906 Intercalated Games Intercalated Games 31 0 31 Results
1908 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 7 0 7 Results
1912 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 79 6 85 Results
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 46 3 49 Results
1924 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 67 6 73 Results
1928 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 33 5 38 Results
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 17 2 19 Results
1932 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 6 1 7 Results
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 217 17 234 Results
1936 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 50 10 60 Results
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 116 32 148 Results
1948 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 42 12 54 Results
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 91 21 112 Results
1952 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 31 8 39 Results
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 24 5 29 Results
1956 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 50 10 60 Results
1956 Equestrian Olympics Olympic Games 5 0 5 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 82 21 103 Results
1960 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 17 9 26 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 45 11 56 Results
1964 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 69 14 83 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 35 8 43 Results
1968 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 63 13 76 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 97 14 111 Results
1972 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 29 11 40 Results
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 54 6 60 Results
1976 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 63 14 77 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 64 19 83 Results
1980 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 33 10 43 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 71 31 102 Results
1984 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 58 7 65 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 66 7 73 Results
1988 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 66 15 81 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 71 31 102 Results
1992 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 45 13 58 Results
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 65 15 80 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 56 16 72 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 73 23 96 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 55 37 92 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 71 19 90 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 54 20 74 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 55 18 73 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 40 30 70 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 6 10 16 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 49 26 75 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 39 31 70 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 41 34 75 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 18 15 33 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 86 40 126 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 37 34 71 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 21 14 35 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 62 40 102 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 32 29 61 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 95 87 182 Results
Archery 2 2 4 Results
Art Competitions 101 7 108 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 25 19 44 Results
Artistic Swimming (Aquatics) 0 9 9 Results
Athletics 118 57 175 Results
Badminton 4 2 6 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 9 2 11 Results
Biathlon 31 3 34 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 107 6 113 Results
Boxing 34 0 34 Results
Canoe Marathon (Canoeing) 19 0 19 Results
Canoe Slalom (Canoeing) 10 3 13 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 38 9 47 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 68 16 84 Results
Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) 5 2 7 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 58 6 64 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 32 2 34 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 17 17 34 Results
Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) 12 6 18 Results
Equestrian Driving (Equestrian) 2 0 2 Results
Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) 11 1 12 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 17 0 17 Results
Fencing 77 14 91 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 30 44 74 Results
Football (Football) 50 0 50 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 12 11 23 Results
Golf 1 1 2 Results
Handball 22 39 61 Results
Hockey 35 14 49 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 176 0 176 Results
Judo 29 9 38 Results
Luge 39 21 60 Results
Modern Pentathlon 20 0 20 Results
Nordic Combined (Skiing) 41 0 41 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 5 5 Results
Rowing 93 8 101 Results
Sailing 73 7 80 Results
Shooting 60 10 70 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 0 1 1 Results
Skeleton (Bobsleigh) 8 1 9 Results
Ski Jumping (Skiing) 51 3 54 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 26 19 45 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 34 4 38 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 51 37 88 Results
Table Tennis 10 6 16 Results
Taekwondo 1 1 2 Results
Tennis 11 8 19 Results
Triathlon 5 6 11 Results
Water Polo (Aquatics) 27 0 27 Results
Weightlifting 57 0 57 Results
Wrestling 59 1 60 Results

Intercalated Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 10 0 10 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 3 0 3 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 4 0 4 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 1 0 1 Results
Fencing 3 0 3 Results
Shooting 2 0 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 4 0 4 Results
Tug-Of-War 8 0 8 Results
Weightlifting 1 0 1 Results
Wrestling 8 0 8 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3-on-3 Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 4 5 9 Results
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 7 7 14 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 1 2 3 Results
Athletics 2 3 5 Results
Badminton 1 2 3 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 2 2 4 Results
Biathlon 8 8 16 Results
Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) 3 1 4 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 0 2 2 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 6 6 12 Results
Curling 2 2 4 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 2 2 4 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 2 2 4 Results
Freestyle Skiing (Skiing) 8 5 13 Results
Golf 1 1 2 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 18 18 36 Results
Judo 2 2 4 Results
Luge 9 5 14 Results
Mixed Sports 14 12 26 Results
Modern Pentathlon 1 0 1 Results
Nordic Combined (Skiing) 4 2 6 Results
Rowing 3 1 4 Results
Sailing 0 1 1 Results
Shooting 1 2 3 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 2 1 3 Results
Skeleton (Bobsleigh) 5 3 8 Results
Ski Jumping (Skiing) 7 5 12 Results
Ski Mountaineering 2 2 4 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 6 4 10 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 4 2 6 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 3 2 5 Results
Table Tennis 2 1 3 Results
Taekwondo 1 0 1 Results
Triathlon 2 1 3 Results
Wrestling 0 1 1 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 9 7 7 23
1992 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 6 7 8 21
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 6 4 3 13
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 6 2 5 13
1936 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 5 7 5 17
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 5 3 6 14
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 8 5 17
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 6 6 16
1964 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 5 3 12
1956 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 3 4 11
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 5 9 17
1988 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 5 2 10
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 4 10 17
1968 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 4 4 11
1906 Intercalated Games Intercalated Games 3 3 3 9
1980 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 2 2 7
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 3 0 1 4
1952 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 4 2 8
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 4 1 7
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 3 5 10
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 3 4 9
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 4 8
1976 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 2 2 6
1896 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 2 5
1924 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 0 3
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 1 0 3
1948 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 3 4 8
1960 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 3 6
1972 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 2 5
1980 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 1 4
1932 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 3 5
1936 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 2 4
1904 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 1 3
1984 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 1 3
1932 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 0 2
1960 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 1 0 2
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 0 3 4
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 0 1 2
1988 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 0 1
1900 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 3 3 6
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 3 1 4
1928 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 3 1 4
1912 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 2 4
1968 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 2 4
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 2 0 2
1972 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 2 3
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 2 3
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 2 3
1952 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 1 2
1956 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 2 2
1908 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
1976 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
1984 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Alpine Skiing 37 41 43 121
Figure Skating 7 9 4 20
Ski Jumping 6 9 10 25
Luge 6 8 8 22
Weightlifting 3 4 2 9
Sailing 3 4 1 8
Art Competitions 3 3 3 9
Nordic Combined 3 2 10 15
Canoe Sprint 2 2 4 8
Judo 2 2 1 5
Snowboarding 2 1 4 7
Swimming 1 6 5 12
Shooting 1 2 5 8
Athletics 1 2 4 7
Speed Skating 1 2 3 6
Cross Country Skiing 1 2 2 5
Canoe Marathon 1 2 1 4
Bobsleigh 1 2 0 3
Fencing 1 1 5 7
Artistic Gymnastics 1 1 0 2
Cycling Track 1 0 2 3
Equestrian Dressage 1 0 1 2
Triathlon 1 0 0 1
Biathlon 0 3 3 6
Rowing 0 3 2 5
Canoe Slalom 0 1 1 2
Equestrian Jumping 0 1 0 1
Football 0 1 0 1
Freestyle Skiing 0 1 0 1
Handball 0 1 0 1
Skeleton 0 1 0 1
Tennis 0 1 0 1
Wrestling 0 0 2 2

Intercalated Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Wrestling 1 2 1 4
Weightlifting 1 1 0 2
Swimming 1 0 1 2
Diving 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Alpine Skiing 7 2 5 14
Ski Jumping 2 0 2 4
Freestyle Skiing 2 0 1 3
Nordic Combined 2 0 0 2
Luge 1 0 2 3
Canoe Sprint 1 0 0 1
Sailing 1 0 0 1
Bobsleigh 0 2 0 2
Skeleton 0 2 0 2
Biathlon 0 1 1 2
Ice Hockey 0 1 1 2
Mixed Sports 0 1 0 1
Judo 0 0 2 2
Canoe Slalom 0 0 1 1
Ski Mountaineering 0 0 1 1
Triathlon 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Felix Gottwald AUT 3 1 3 7
Thomas Morgenstern AUT 3 1 0 4
Toni Sailer AUT 3 0 0 3
Hermann Maier AUT 2 1 1 4
Julius Lenhart AUT 2 1 0 3
Trude Jochum-Beiser AUT 2 1 0 3
Michaela Dorfmeister AUT 2 1 0 3
Andreas Linger AUT 2 1 0 3
Wolfgang Linger AUT 2 1 0 3
Andreas Kofler AUT 2 1 0 3
Marcel Hirscher AUT 2 1 0 3

Intercalated Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Josef Steinbach AUT 1 1 0 2
Otto Scheff AUT 1 0 1 2
Rudolf Watzl AUT 1 0 1 2
Henri Baur AUT 0 1 0 1
Rudolf Lindmayer AUT 0 1 0 1
Otto Satzinger AUT 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Marco Schwarz AUT 3 0 0 3
Lisa-Marie Hirner AUT 2 0 0 2
Stefan Rettenegger AUT 2 0 0 2
Marco Wörgötter AUT 2 0 0 2
Manuel Traninger AUT 1 1 1 3
Amanda Salzgeber AUT 1 0 2 3
Miriam Kastlunger AUT 1 0 1 2
Philip Hoffmann AUT 1 0 1 2
Luis Knabl AUT 1 0 1 2
Christina Ager AUT 1 0 1 2
Mathias Graf AUT 1 0 1 2

IOC Members

Alexander, Prince von Solms Braunfels 1905—1909
Otto, Prince zu Windisch-Graetz 1911—1919
Rudolf, Count Colloredo-Mannsfeld 1911—1919
Martin Haudek 1924—1928
Theodor Schmidt 1928—1938
Manfred, Ritter von Markhof 1947—1969
Manfred, Ritter von Markhof 1969—1981
Rudolf Nemetschke 1969—1976
Philipp von Schoeller 1977—2000
Leo Wallner 1998—2014
Philipp von Schoeller 2000—2008
Leo Wallner 2015—2015
Karl Stoss 2016—