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Australia at the Olympics
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Olympic facts about Australia
NOC: Australia

IOC code:

AUS

Olympic debut:

Summer: 

Athens 1896

Winter:  Garmisch Partenkirchen 1936

Olympic participation:

Summer: 

1896-1904, 1920 and onwards

Winter:  1936, 1952 and onwards
Australian Olympic Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
Summer Olympics 149 163 187 499
Winter Olympics 5 5 5 15
Top Sports
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1.   Swimming 6164 64 189
2.   Athletics 2126 26 73
3.   Cycling 1419 17 50
4.   Rowing 1115 14 40
5.   Sailing 118 8 27
Complete list of Australia's medals in Olympic sports
Notes:
Australia has also won medals in cooperation with other NOCS. For a list of these medals see List of medals won by cooperating nocs.

The medal count for Summer and Winter Olympics is representing medals won in competitions which in the course of time have finally become part of either the summer olympics or the winter olympics. The division between summer and winter olympic games did not exist until 1924 and in the period before this winter and summer sports were on a few occasions present at the olympics side by side.

These facts about Australia at the olympics are based on the official reports of the olympics and the games-encyclo's olympic database
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