Olympic Trivia Features
Olympians enlisted in World War I
40 Olympians enlisted in WWI and 3 made the ultimate sacrifice. Nine medallists enlisted. Many fought and then went on to Olympic glory and some competed either side of the Great War.
Age is no barrier
Three Olympians competed before their 14th birthdays while three athletes competed after turning 60.
Cathy Freeman was not the first Indigenous athlete to win an Olympic medal. That honour went to an Australian swimmer in 1992.
Winter Olympic Force
So which athletes have turned Australia into a winter Olympic force?
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