Olympic Trivia Features

Indigenous Stars

Cathy Freeman was not the first Indigenous athlete to win an Olympic medal. That honour went to an Australian swimmer in 1992.

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.

Winter Olympic Force

So which athletes have turned Australia into a winter Olympic force?

Females bridge gender gap

Australia has had a steady increase in female representation at the Games, finally reaching 52% female majority at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games after reaching a 50:50 gender balance at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Female Athletics Track Stars

Ten female track athletes have become Olympic champions in athletics winning 15 gold between them.

One Sport Not Enough

Remarkably 13 Australian Olympians have competed in more than one sport at the Games.