Australia has been in the Commonwealth Games since the beginning, 86 years ago.
Australia has twice hosted the summer games in 1956 (Melbourne) and 2000 (Sydney). The Winter Olympics have never been held in Australia.
Australia has hosted four British Empire/Commonwealth Games; Sydney 1938, Perth 1962, Brisbane 1982 and Melbourne 2006.
The Winter Olympics have never been held in Australia. To date, only the Summer Olympics have been held in Australia: in Melbourne in 1956 and in Sydney in 2000.
Australia has been involved in 10 wars
Australia has never been in the finals.
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Once ... the 2004 Summer Games in Athens as a member of Australia's gymnastics team.
The 2008 Games are the third that Lauren Jackson has played for Australia. She was a member of the silver medal winning teams at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Games.
Australia is one of a handful of nations who have competed at every games of the modern olympiad.