ⓘ Australia at the 1952 Winter Olympics


ⓘ Australia at the 1952 Winter Olympics

Australias second Winter Olympic Games appearance was at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway. It was 16 years since Australias last Winter Games, as the 1940 and 1944 Winter Olympics were cancelled, and Australia did not compete in the 1948 Winter Olympics. Australia sent nine athletes and competed in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, figure skating and speed skating. Nancy Hallam and Gweneth Molony were Australias first women athletes at the Winter Olympics.


1. Cross-country skiing

Along with Karl Schussler of West Germany, Bruce and Cedric gave up between the 30.5 km mark and 42 km mark in the 50 km race.

The winner of the 18 km won in a time of 1:01:34, whereas Bruce Haslingden took 1:29:58 and Cedric Sloane timed 1:32:39. The third-last competitor, John H. Caldwell USA took 1:25:42, and a total of five competitors retired during the race.