The Winter Olympics
Australia competed in the Winter Olympics in 1936, but did not compete again in the Winter Olympics until 1952. It now always sends representatives to the Winter Olympics. Australia has competed in events such as: alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, cross country skiing, freestyle skiing, luge, figure skating, short track skating skeleton, and snowboard in the Winter Olympics.
Australia never wins very many medals. In fact, it has won zero medals fourteen times. At Torino in 2006, they won only two medals, the most number they have ever won in the Winter Olympics even though they sent forty-two representatives. Australia has won gold medals from 1924 to 2006 in the following Winter Olympic events: alpine skiing, biathlon, bobsled, cross country skiing, curling, figure skating, freestyle skiing, ice hockey, luge, Nordic combined, skeleton, ski jumping, snowboarding, and speed skating. Ice skating came to Australia in the early 1900ís, while ice skating probably began in Switzerland in 3000 B.C.because the first pair of skates dates back to then.
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