TEAM AUS­TRALIA

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - LIFESTYLE -

About 50 ath­letes across 11 dis­ci­plines will rep­re­sent Aus­tralia in Korea. Our pres­ence at the Win­ter Games goes back to 1936, when 22-year-old Ken Kennedy turned up to a Ger­man ski town to take on the world’s best speed skaters. We had to wait un­til 1994 to win our first medal and it wasn’t un­til 2002 that we scored a gold thanks to Steven Brad­bury. No Aus­tralian has com­peted in more Win­ter Games than speed skater Colin Coates, who packed his blades for half a dozen Olympics from Greno­ble in 1968 to Cal­gary in 1988.

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