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Australia

Population: 20,434,176
Area: 2,967,909 sq. miles
Location: Oceania
Capital: Canberra
Major Cities: Sydney, Melbourne
Language(s): English
Winter Olympic Debut: 1936

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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: Olympic Tradition

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).

Australia: Vancouver Outlook

Dale Begg-Smith, a gold medalist in Torino, returns for Vancouver and has a shot at another gold in men's moguls.

Athletes

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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