As of the 2008 Games in Beijing, Australia's highest gold medal count came at the 2004 Summer Games in Athens when they won 17. Second best is the 16 gold medals they won at the 2000 Games in Sydney.
Australia has competed in all of the Olympic Games of the modern era. The first Olympic Games of the modern era was held in Athens from the 6th of April to the 15th of April, 1896. 211 competitors representing 14 countries competed in 9 sports and 43 events. Australia won 2 Gold Medals.
To date, Australia gained its largest win of Gold medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics, when it won 17 Gold. However, Australia's highest overall medal tally was at Sydney in 2000, when the country won a total of 58 medals, with 16 Gold, 25 Silver and 17 Bronze.
In spite of Australia not becoming an independent nation until 1901, England-born Edwin Flack is listed as being an Australian athlete in the 1896 Summer Olympics, becoming the first athlete from the country.
Flack won two gold medals in his own right, in the 800 metres and 1500 metres sprint races, and a bronze medal as part of a mixed team in the tennis tournament. His sole efforts in the competition were enough to put Australia in eighth place in the medals table.
Australia's high for gold medals was the 2004 Games in Athens when they won 17.
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Yes, Australia will be competing in the 2012 Olympics.
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There are 40 athletes from Australia competing in Vancouver.
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West Germany participated in the Olympics during 1968 - 1988.
Australia has been competing in the modern Olympics since its beginning - 1896. However, that first year, there was just one athlete from Australia. His name was Edward Flack, he was born in England was living in England in 1896; however, since he had resided in Australia for most of his life, he was considered suitably qualified as an "Australian" to be Australia's representative.
Canada has been competing in the Olympics since 1900. Canada has been competing in both the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics.
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Yes, Swaziland will be competing in the 2012 Olympics.