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Austria

Population: 8,199,783
Area: 32,382 sq. miles
Location: Europe
Capital: Vienna
Major Cities: Graz, Linz, Salzburg
Language(s): German
Winter Olympic Debut: 1924

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Austria is located in central Europe, bordered to the north by Germany and the Czech Republic, to the west by Switzerland and Liechtenstein, to the south by Italy and Slovenia, and to the east by Hungary and Slovakia. It is primarily mountainous with the Alps and foothills covering the western and southern provinces.

Austria: Olympic Tradition

Austria has competed in every Olympic Winter Games. It hosted the Winter Games in 1964 and 1976, at Innsbruck. Austria is fourth on the all-time list with 185 medals - 51 gold, 64 silver and 70 bronze, and has won at least one medal at every Winter Games. Ninety-seven of Austria's medals have come in Alpine skiing.

Austria: Vancouver Outlook

As usual, the bulk of Austria's medals should come from Alpine skiing. Gregor Schlierenzauer has won the World Cup in ski jumping and is a contender for gold in Vancouver.

Explore & Compare

Explore & Compare

How many golds did the U.S. win at the 1980 Lake Placid Games? How do Norway, Sweden and Finland match up from Olympics to Olympics? Explore and compare medal standings through the years.

Parade of Nations

Parade of Nations

Parade of Nations

Images of the Parade of Nations at the 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Parade of Nations: U.S. delegation

Parade of Nations: U.S. delegation

Images of the U.S. delegation at the Opening Ceremony on Feb. 12.

2010 Medal Standings

CountryGOLDSILVERBRONZETotal
CANUSA9151337
CANGER1013730
CANCAN147526
CANNOR98623
CANAUT46616
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