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Australia at the 1956 Winter Olympics Wikipedia
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.