Olympic Games at a Glance
Australia has been represented at every Summer Olympic Games in the modern era since 1896.
Summer Games at a Glance
|Los Angeles 1984||140||248||174||74||85||
|Moscow 1980||80||124 (iii)||95||29||53||
Denise Boyd (Robertson)
|Mexico City 1968||112||133||109||24||35||
Alexander 'Jock' Sturrock
Edgar 'Dunc' Gray
|Los Angeles 1932||37||12||8||4||4||
Andrew 'Boy' Charlton
Henry 'Bobby' Pearce
|Stockholm 1912||22||31 (ii)||29||2||0||
Malcolm Champion (NZL)
|London 1908||22||30 (ii)||30||0||0||
Henry St Aubyn Murray (NZL)
|St Louis 1904||12||3 (i)||3||0||0||0||3||1||4|
The Olympians Club of Australia defines an Olympian as an athlete who was selected as a member of an Australian Olympic Team and attended any Olympic or Olympic Winter Games. That definition has been applied in this table.
(i) Swimmer Francis Gailey who won three silver and one bronze medal at the 1904 St Louis Games was confirmed, in March 2009, as being Australian and not American as the Games records indicate.
(ii) Competed with New Zealand as Australasia. Total figures include athletes from New Zealand (there were three male athletes from New Zealand on the 1908 and 1912 Teams). Two New Zealand athletes competing under Australasia won individual medals. These medals contributed to the overall medal tally but are not recorded as Australian medals, and not included in the table. The New Zealand individual medallists were Harry Kerr (1908 – athletics bronze) and Anthony Wilding (1912 – tennis bronze).
(iii) Figures do not include several sections of the Team that withdrew over the boycott issue. (The Team totalled 204 athletes and 69 officials when announced. Australia was not represented in equestrian, hockey and yachting.) The two flagbearers at Moscow were to symbolise unity. Australia, like a number of European countries, did not march behind its national flag but that of the International Olympic Committee.