Austrian athletes have an outstanding record in winter Olympic competition, particularly in alpine skiing where they have won more medals than any other nation.
At the 1956 Cortina Games, Anton Sailer won gold medals in the men's 'big three' - downhill, giant slalom and slalom events - and in the process became the first alpine skier to win three gold medals at the one Olympic competition.
Hermann 'The Herminator' Maier won gold medals in the men's super G and giant slalom events at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games after taking a serious fall in the men's downhill competition earlier in the Games.
At the 2006 Turin Games, Michaela Dorfmeister won gold in the women's downhill and super G and Benjamin Raich won gold in the men's giant slalom and slalom. Austria won a total of 14 medals in alpine skiing in 2006.
Further success for Felix Gottwald in Nordic combined [two gold medals] and Thomas Morgenstern in ski jumping [two gold medals] helped Austria finish with nine gold medals out of a total of 23 medals in Turin, the alpine nation's most successful winter Olympic campaign.
Morgenstern and Gottwald both claimed another gold each in Vancouver, helping Austria to finish with four gold medals for the Games.
Title: Bundeshymne [Federal Hymn]
Creators: Words by Paula Preradovic. Music by Johann Holzer. Arranged by Viktor Keldorfer.
Founding date: 1908
IOC recognition date: 1912
NOC president's name: Karl Stoss
NOC general secretary’s name: Peter Mennel
IOC member’s name: Leo Wallner [entry in the IOC: 1998]
Participation in Olympic Games
Year of the first appearance: 1924Medals per sport
Number of appearances: 22 [Sochi included]
Medals per year
-: Medals for the Figure Skating and Ice Hockey events at the 1908 and 1920 Olympic Summer Games have been included in the tables