Canada at the 1976 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 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck
Competitors 59 (38 men, 21 women) in 8 sports
Flag bearer Dave Irwin (alpine skiing)
Medals
Rank: 11
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
3
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Canada competed at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. Canada has competed at every Winter Olympic Games.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Kreiner, KathyKathy Kreiner Alpine skiing Women's giant slalom
 Silver Priestner, CathyCathy Priestner Speed skating Women's 500m
 Bronze Cranston, TollerToller Cranston Figure skating Men's singles

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dave Murray Downhill 1:48.43 18
Jim Hunter 1:47.52 10
Dave Irwin 1:47.41 8
Ken Read 1:46.83 5
Dave Murray Giant Slalom 1:54.43 42 DNF DNF
Ken Read 1:52.81 39 DNF DNF
Robert Safrata 1:51.70 36 DNF DNF
Jim Hunter 1:48.56 21 1:48.80 25 3:37.36 22
Dave Murray Slalom DNF DNF
Ken Read DNF DNF
Robert Safrata 1:07.63 33 1:10.35 25 2:17.98 27
Jim Hunter 1:06.26 28 1:10.80 27 2:17.06 23


Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Betsy Clifford Downhill 1:51.40 22
Kathy Kreiner 1:50.48 19
Laurie Kreiner 1:49.97 16
Laurie Kreiner Giant Slalom 1:34.53 27
Betsy Clifford 1:32.61 22
Kathy Kreiner 1:29.13 1
Kathy Kreiner Slalom DNF DNF
Laurie Kreiner 50.26 20 49.12 15 1:39.38 14
Betsy Clifford 49.09 13 DNF DNF

Bobsleigh[edit]

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
CAN-1 Colin Nelson
Jim Lavalley
Two-man 57.56 13 57.92 18 58.13 21 58.39 22 3:52.00 18
CAN-2 Joey Kilburn
Brian Vachon
Two-man 58.61 23 58.74 23 58.22 22 58.72 23 3:54.29 23
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
CAN-1 Colin Nelson
Thomas Stehr
David Veale
Jim Lavalley
Four-man 55.97 13 56.67 17 57.49 17 57.89 17 3:48.02 17
CAN-2 Christopher Frank
William Dunn
Christopher Martin
Brian Vachon
Four-man 57.43 21 56.87 19 57.87 20 58.69 21 3:50.86 21

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Ernie Lennie 52:27.04 67
Edward Day 49:59.43 59
Hans Skinstad 49:30.36 56
Bert Bullock 47:23.38 33
30 km Reijo Puiras 1'41:34.43 56
Edward Day 1'38:09.10 42
Bert Bullock 1'36:24.55 31
Hans Skinstad 1'36:16.95 30
50 km Bert Bullock DNF
Ernie Lennie 3'01:01.57 41
Edward Day 2'51:58.75 37
Hans Skinstad 2'46:11.83 22
Men's 4 x 10km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Bert Bullock
Ernie Lennie
Edward Day
Hans Skinstad
2'15:31.85 12


Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Esther Miller 18:05.05 34
Joan Groothuysen 17:51.08 30
Sharon Firth 17:35.06 29
Shirley Firth 17:31.36 27
10 km Joan Groothuysen 34:16.35 34
Sue Holloway 34:03.49 32
Shirley Firth 33:16.50 29
Sharon Firth 33:15.20 28
Women's 4 x 5km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Shirley Firth
Joan Groothuysen
Sue Holloway
Sharon Firth
1'14:02.72 7

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Ron Shaver 6 3 DNF
Stan Bohonek 17 15 13 165.88 124 14
Toller Cranston 7 1 2 187.38 30 3
Women
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Kim Alletson 13 14 13 171.64 122.5 14
Lynn Nightingale 10 5 8 181.72 67 9
Pairs
Athletes SP FS Points Places Rank
Candace Jones
Donald Fraser
13 14 116.54 117 14
Ice Dancing
Athletes CD FD Points Places Rank
Susan Carscallen
Eric Gillies
14 12 175.96 107 13
Barbara Berezowski
David Porter
10 9 182.90 86 10

Luge[edit]

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Denis Michaud DSQ DSQ
Michael Shragge 57.950 38 55.812 34 56.656 36 55.874 35 3:46.292 35
Larry Arbuthnot 56.691 34 55.380 27 55.085 29 55.628 31 3:42.784 31

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Larry Arbuthnot
Doug Hansen
44.933 16 45.102 17 1:30.035 17
David McComb
Michael Shragge
45.421 19 46.169 23 1:31.590 22


Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Julie Chase 46.529 25 46.570 26 51.633 26 48.790 26 3:13.522 26
Mary Jane Bowie 45.804 22 45.719 22 45.352 23 45.466 23 3:02.341 23
Carole Keyes 45.654 21 45.692 21 45.200 22 45.337 21 3:01.883 22

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
Kurt Sjolund Individual 58.0 57.0 124.0 34 58:13.40 128.22 33 252.22 33

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Donald Grady Normal hill 66.5 85.7 64.0 79.2 164.9 55
Kim Fripp 69.0 91.2 66.5 84.7 175.9 54
Richard Grady 72.5 96.3 72.5 96.3 192.6 48
Peter Wilson 75.0 103.8 74.5 103.5 207.3 36
Kim Fripp Large hill 74.0 68.6 67.0 57.3 125.9 53
Donald Grady 79.0 78.1 76.0 71.4 149.5 48
Peter Wilson 78.5 79.4 74.5 75.3 154.7 45
Richard Grady 81.0 80.4 76.0 72.9 153.3 46

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Gaétan Boucher 40.53 14
Tom Overend 40.22 11
1000 m Tom Overend 1:25.06 23
Gaétan Boucher 1:21.23 6
1500 m Gaétan Boucher 2:04.63 14
5000 m Andy Barron 8:10.00 23
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Kathy Vogt 45.62 21
Sylvia Burka 44.35 11
Cathy Priestner 43.12 2
1000 m Liz Appleby 1:34.27 22
Cathy Priestner 1:29.66 6
Sylvia Burka 1:29.47 4
1500 m Kathy Vogt 2:25.49 23
Liz Appleby 2:24.89 21
Sylvia Burka 2:19.74 9
3000 m Gayle Gordon 5:07.09 23
Liz Appleby 4:58.68 18
Sylvia Burka 4:49.04 8

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