Australia is the world's sixth-largest nation in area and the smallest of the seven continents. Located in the Southern Hemisphere between the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Australia made its Olympic Winter Games debut in 1936. It has appeared in every Winter Games since 1952. It won its first Winter Olympic medal in Lillehammer (bronze in the men's 5000m relay in short track).
Dale Begg-Smith, a gold medalist in Torino, returns for Vancouver and has a shot at another gold in men's moguls.