|Australian athletes have competed in all Olympic Games of
the modern era. Our first Olympian was Edwin Flack, who won
two gold medals and one bronze at the first modern Olympiad
in Athens in 1896. Australia is one of the world’s top sporting
nations: in the last three Olympic Games Australia’s aggregate
medal tally has ranked us among the top six. Historically most
medals won by Australian athletes have been in the sports of
Swimming, Athletics, Cycling and Rowing.
The Games of the XXX Olympiad will be held in London,
England, from 27 July to 12 August 2012.
The competition schedule for the London Olympic Games
includes 26 different summer sports with a total of 38 disciplines
(a branch of an Olympic sport comprising one or more events).
Approximately 10,500 athletes are expected to participate in the
Games, including an Australian team of about 400. The motto
for the London Olympic Games is Live as one.