Your question: How many athletes represented Australia in the 1896 Olympics?

How many Australian athletes competed in the 1896 Olympics?

A total of 241 male competitors from 14 nations competed in 43 events across the sports of aquatics (swimming), athletics, cycling, fencing, gymnastics, shooting, tennis, weightlifting and wrestling.

How many athletes participated in the the 1896 Games?

The inaugural Games of the modern Olympics were attended by as many as 280 athletes, all male, from 12 countries. The athletes competed in 43 events covering athletics (track and field), cycling, swimming, gymnastics, weightlifting, wrestling, fencing, shooting, and tennis.

Who represented Australia in the Olympics?


Medal Name Event
Bronze Richard Nizielski Men’s 5,000 metre relay
Bronze Zali Steggall Women’s slalom
Gold Steven Bradbury Men’s 1,000 metres

How many athletes were participated in Olympic?

11,237 athletes competed at the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016, 6,178 men and 5,059 women. 207 National Olympic Committees including the Refugees Olympic Team and the Indenpendant Olympic Athletes participated in the Olympic Games. 2,833 athletes (1,664 men and 1,169 women) attended these Winter Games.

Who competed in the 1896 Olympics?

14 Participating Countries

1 Australia
6 France
7 Germany
8 Great Britain & Ireland
9 Greece
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How many medals has Australia won in the Olympics since 1896?

Australia’s Olympic Medal Tally – Summer Games

Year Gold Total Medals Won
1896 2 2
1900 3 7 #
1908 1 4 *

How many Olympics have there been since 1896?

Since then, summer and winter games have usually celebrated a four-year period known as an Olympiad; summer and winter games normally held in staggered even years. There have been 29 Summer Olympic Games held in 23 cities, and 23 Winter Olympic Games held in 20 cities.

How many athletes are in the Australian team?

The team is made up of 218 men and 254 women — the greatest number of female athletes to compete for Australia. The highest number of Indigenous athletes (16) has also been selected, with Ash Barty being the first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander athlete to compete in tennis, and Thomas Grice in shooting.