Canada at the 1956 Winter Olympics

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Canada at the Olympic Games

Flag of Canada
IOC code  CAN
NOC Canadian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.ca (English) (French)
At the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo
Competitors 35 (27 men, 8 women) in 7 sports
Flag bearer Robert Bowden[citation needed]
Medals
Rank: 10
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
2
Total
3
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Canada competed at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. Canada has competed at every Winter Olympic Games.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Silver Dafoe, FrancesFrances Dafoe
Bowden, NorrisNorris Bowden
Figure skating Pairs
 Bronze Canada men's national ice hockey team (Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen)
Denis Brodeur   Paul Knox   Donald Rope
Charles Brooker   Kenneth Laufman   George Scholes
William Colvin   Howard Lee   Gerry Theberge
Alfred Horne   James Logan   Robert White
Arthur Hurst   Floyd Martin   Keith Woodall
Byrle Klinck   Jack McKenzie
Ice hockey Men's competition
 Bronze Wheeler, LucileLucile Wheeler Alpine skiing Women's downhill

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
André Bertrand Downhill 3:31.2 25
André Bertrand Giant Slalom 3:33.1 39
André Bertrand Slalom 2:42.8 57 2:20.0 30 5:02.8 50
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ginette Seguin Downhill 1:58.2 33
Carlyn Kruger 1:53.2 22
Anne Heggtveit 1:53.2 22
Lucille Wheeler 1:45.9 3
Carlyn Kruger Giant Slalom DSQ
Ginette Seguin 2:16.6 36
Anne Heggtveit 2:05.3 29
Lucille Wheeler 1:58.6 6
Lucille Wheeler Slalom 1:36.7 38 DSQ DSQ
Anne Heggtveit 1:31.0 34 1:07.5 20 2:38.5 30
Carlyn Kruger 1:14.7 30 1:07.6 21 2:22.3 23
Ginette Seguin 1:05.6 22 1:10.0 24 2:15.6 18

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Clarence Servold 53:34 19
30 km Clarence Servold 2'00:01 37
50 km Clarence Servold 3'21:50 22

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Charles Snelling 9 7 150.42 67 8
Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Ann Johnston 7 10 152.56 94 9
Carole Jane Pachl 6 8 154.74 73 6
Pairs
Athletes Points Places Rank
Barbara Wagner
Robert Paul
10.74 54.5 6
Frances Dafoe
Norris Bowden
11.32 16 2

Ice hockey[edit]

Group A[edit]

Top two teams advanced to Medal Round.

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1  Canada 3 3 0 0 30 1 6
2  Germany 3 1 1 1 9 6 3
3  Italy 3 0 1 2 5 7 2
4  Austria 3 0 2 1 2 32 1
  • Canada 4-0 Germany (UTG)
  • Canada 23-0 Austria
  • Italy 1-3 Canada

Games for 1st-6th places[edit]

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1  Soviet Union 5 5 0 0 25 5 10
2  United States 5 4 1 0 26 12 8
3  Canada 5 3 2 0 23 11 6
4  Sweden 5 1 3 1 10 17 3
5  Czechoslovakia 5 1 4 0 20 30 2
6  Germany 5 0 4 1 6 35 1
  • Canada 6-3 Czechoslovakia
  • USA 4-1 Canada
  • Canada 10-0 Germany (UTG)
  • Canada 6-2 Sweden
  • USSR 2-0 Canada

Leading scorers[edit]

Rk Team GP G A Pts
1st Canada James Logan 8 7 5 12
1st Canada Paul Knox 8 7 5 12
3rd Canada Gerry Theberge 8 9 2 11
5th Canada Jack McKenzie 8 7 4 11
9th Canada George Scholes 8 5 3 8
Bronze:
Canada
Denis Brodeur
Keith Woodall
Floyd Martin
Howie Lee
Art Hurst
Jack McKenzie
James Logan
Paul Knox
Donald Rope
Byrle Klinck
Bill Colvin
Gerry Théberge
Alfred Horne
Charlie Brooker
George Scholes
Bob White
Ken Laufman

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Irvin Servold Individual 64.0 64.5 180.0 31 1'01:44 219.000 24 399.000 27

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Jacques Charland Normal hill 76.0 94.5 30 73.0 93.5 27 188.0 27

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Johnny Sands DNF
Ralf Olin 44.1 36
Gordon Audley 43.2 25
1500 m Gordon Audley 2:26.1 53
Johnny Sands 2:20.7 45
Ralf Olin 2:19.7 41
5000 m Ralf Olin 8:30.5 33
10,000 m Ralf Olin 17:59.2 31

References[edit]