Australia at the 1956 Winter Olympics

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Australia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Australia
IOC code  AUS
NOC Australian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympics.com.au
At the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo
Competitors 10 in 3 sports
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
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Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
* with New Zealand as Australasia
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Australia competed in the Winter Olympic Games for the third time at the 1956 Winter Olympics at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. Australia sent 10 athletes (8 men, 2 women) that competed in alpine skiing, figure skating and speed skating.

Colin Hickey's 7th place in both 500 and 1000 metre speed skating would be Australia's best result until the 1976 Winter Olympics, where Colin Coates came 6th in 10000 metre speed skating.

Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing[edit]

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Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Final/Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Diff Rank
Bill Day Downhill N/A 4:02.0 +1:09.8 35
Giant slalom N/A 3:56.9 +56.8 61
Slalom 1:22.1 32 Did not finish
Tony Aslangul Giant slalom N/A 4:09.0 +1:08.9 69
Slalom Did not finish
Frank Prihoda Giant slalom N/A 4:31.2 +1:39.0 80
Slalom 2:54.3 60 2:43.2 51 5:37.5 +2:22.8 54
James Walker Giant slalom N/A 5:21.0 +2:20.9 84

Figure skating pictogram.svg Figure skating[edit]

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Athlete(s) Event CF FS TO Points Rank
Allan Ganter Men's 13 13 114 1191.72 13
Charles Keeble 16 14 137 1115.39 16

Speed skating pictogram.svg Speed skating[edit]

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Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Colin Hickey 500 m 41.9 7
1500 m 2:11.8 7
5000 m 8:10.0 14
10000 m 17:45.6 27

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "VII Giochi Olimpici Invernali - Rapporto ufficiale". COMITATO OLIMPICO NAZIONALE ITALIANO. LA84 Foundation. 1956. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  • "2002 Australian Winter Olympic Team Guide" PDF file