Australian Olympic Team Statistics/Trivia

Most Olympic Games - Summer

Andrew Hoy (Equestrian)
7 (Los Angeles 1984, Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, London 2012). 
NB Hoy was selected for Moscow 1980 but Equestrian section boycotted 

Natalie Cook (Beach Volleyball) has the record for women with 5 Games (Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012)

Most Olympic Games - Winter

Colin Coates (Speed Skating)
6 (Grenoble 1968, Sapporo 1972, Innsbruck 1976, Lake Placid 1980, Sarajevo 1984, Calgary 1988)

Most Medals - Summer

Ian Thorpe (Swimming)
9 (5 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)
Leisel Jones (Swimming)
9 (3 gold, 5 silver, 1 bronze)

Most Medals - Winter

Steven Bradbury (Short Track Speed Skating)
2 (1 gold, 1 bronze)
Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials)
2 (1 gold, 1 bronze)
Dale Begg-Smith (Freestyle Skiing - Moguls)
2 (1 gold, 1 silver)
Torah Bright (Snowboard - Halfpipe)
2 (1 gold, 1 silver)
Lydia Lassila (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials)
2 (1 gold, 1 bronze) 

Most Gold Medals

Ian Thorpe (Swimming) - 5 (3 x Sydney 2000, 2 x Athens 2004)

Most Gold Medals at a Games

Betty Cuthbert (Athletics) - 3 (Melbourne 1956) 
Murray Rose (Swimming) - 3 (Melbourne 1956)
Shane Gould (Swimming) - 3 (Munich 1972) 
Ian Thorpe (Swimming) - 3 (Sydney 2000)
Jodie Henry (Swimming) - 3 (Athens 2004)
Petria Thomas (Swimming) - 3 (Athens 2004) 
Stephanie Rice (Swimming) - 3 (Beijing 2008)

Most Medals at a Games 

Shane Gould (Swimming) - 5 (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze) - Munich 1972 
Ian Thorpe (Swimming) - 5 (3 gold, 2 silver) - Sydney 2000 
Alicia Coutts (Swimming) - 5 (1 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze) - London 2012 

Three Gold Medals in the Same Event 

Dawn Fraser (Swimming – 100m Freestyle) – Melbourne 1956, Rome 1960, Tokyo 1964
Rechelle Hawkes (Women’s Hockey) – Seoul 1988, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000
Andrew Hoy (Equestrian – 3 Day Event) – Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 

Olympic Champions – Oldest and Youngest

Bill Northam (Yachting - 5.5 Class) - 59 years 26 days (Tokyo 1964) 
Sandra Morgan (Swimming - 4x100m Freestyle) - 14 years 6 months (Melbourne 1956)

First Male Summer Olympian

Edwin Flack (Athletics and Tennis) - 1896 Athens

First Female Summer Olympians

Sarah 'Fanny' Durack (Swimming) - Stockholm 1912 

Wilhelmina Wylie (Swimming) - Stockholm 1912

First Male Winter Olympian

Kenneth Kennedy (Speed Skating) - 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen

First Medallists – Male and Female

Edwin Flack (Athletics) – 2 gold (800m, 1500m) & 1 bronze (Tennis Doubles) - Athens 1896
Sarah 'Fanny' Durack (Swimming) – 1 gold (100m Freestyle) - Stockholm 1912 

Australia’s Best Medal Tally (Home)

Sydney 2000 - 58 Olympic medals (16 gold, 25 silver, 17 bronze)

Australia's Best Medal Tally (Away)

Athens 2004 - 49 Olympic medals (17 gold, 16 silver, 16 bronze)

Athletes Who Have Competed In Two Or More Sports At The Games (13)

Edwin Flack - Athletics 1896, Tennis 1896 *
Reginald “Snowy” Baker - Diving 1908, Boxing 1908, Swimming 1908 *
Sydney Middleton - Rugby 1908, Rowing 1912
Lily Beaurepaire - Diving 1920, Swimming 1920 *
Harry Morris - Diving 1928, Wrestling 1928 *
Neville Sayers - Modern Pentathlon 1956, 1960, Shooting 1960 *
Duncan Page - Fencing 1964, Modern Pentathlon 1964, 1968 *
Peter Macken - Fencing 1968, Modern Pentathlon 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976 *
Donna Kite - Athletics 1984, Cycling Road 1988
Paul Narracott - Athletics 1984, Bobsleigh 1992
Fiona Hannan - Basketball 1996, Handball 2000
Nova Peris - Hockey 1996, Athletics 2000
Alexandra Croak - Gymnastics 2000, Diving 2008
Jana Pittman - Athletics 2000 & 2004, Bobsleigh 2014 

*Athletes In Two Sports At Same Games (6)

ADDITIONAL FACTS

Australia has won 494 Olympic medals (Summer and Winter)

146 gold, 163 silver, 186 bronze 

Australia has won 483 Summer Olympic medals

141 gold, 160 silver, 182 bronze

Australia has won 12 Olympic Winter medals

5 gold, 3 silver, 4 bronze

** Australia and Greece are the only two nations to have participated at every Summer Olympic Games of the modern era.**