Canada at the Olympics
|Canada at the Olympic Games|
Canada has sent athletes to every Winter Olympic Games and almost every Summer Olympic Games since its debut at the 1900 games with the exception of the 1980 Summer Olympics, which it boycotted. Canada has won at least one medal at every Olympics in which it has competed. The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is the National Olympic Committee for Canada.
Canada has hosted the Games three times.
|1976 Summer Olympics||Montreal||17 July – 1 August||92||6,028||123|
|1988 Winter Olympics||Calgary||13 – 28 February||57||1,423||46|
|2010 Winter Olympics||Vancouver||12 – 28 February||83||2,629||86|
Medals by Summer Games
|1904 St. Louis||52||4||1||1||6||4|
|1932 Los Angeles||102||2||5||8||15||12|
|1968 Mexico City||138||1||3||1||5||23|
|1976 Montreal (host nation)||385||0||5||6||11||27|
|1980 Moscow||did not participate|
|1984 Los Angeles||407||10||18||16||44||6|
|2016 Rio de Janeiro|
Medals by Winter Games
|1928 St. Moritz||23||1||0||0||1||5|
|1932 Lake Placid||42||1||1||5||7||4|
|1948 St. Moritz||28||2||0||1||3||6|
|1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo||37||0||1||2||3||10|
|1960 Squaw Valley||44||2||1||1||4||7|
|1980 Lake Placid||59||0||1||1||2||14|
|2002 Salt Lake City||150||7||3||7||17||4|
Medals by summer sports
|Canoeing and kayaking (sprint)||4||10||10||24|
*One of Canada's Ice Hockey gold medals was won during the 1920 Summer Olympics. This table does not include this medal, resulting in the discrepancy between the medals by games and medals by sports tables.
Medals by winter sports
|Short track speed skating||8||11||9||28|
|Cross country skiing||2||1||0||3|
Canada has never won an Olympic medal in the following current sports: Archery, Badminton, BMX, Canoeing and kayaking - Slalom, Fencing, Field Hockey, Greco-Roman Wrestling, Handball, Indoor Volleyball, Luge, Modern pentathlon, Nordic combined, Rugby, Ski jumping, Table Tennis, and Water polo.
In 2012, Equestrian show jumper Ian Millar competed at his tenth Summer Olympics, tying the record for most Olympic games participated in set by Austrian sailor Hubert Raudaschl between 1964 and 1996. He has been named to eleven straight Olympic teams, but did not compete at the 1980 Summer Olympics due to the Canadian boycott. In 2008 he won his first medal, a silver medal in the team jumping event.
Clara Hughes is the first and only Olympian of any country or gender, to win multiple medals at both the Winter and the Summer Games, with two Summer and four Winter medals. Clara Hughes and Cindy Klassen hold the record for most Olympic medals won by a Canadian of either gender, with six each. Cindy Klassen holds the record for most Winter medals won by a Canadian of either gender, with six.
Catriona Le May Doan became the first Canadian to defend their gold medal at the Olympics. She repeated her gold medal in the women's 500m long track speedskating event at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics from the 1998 Nagano Olympics.
Alexandre Bilodeau became the first freestyle skiing gold medallist to defend his Olympic title, and first repeat gold medallist, winning the men's moguls at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. He became the second Canadian to defend their Olympic gold, and first man.
After captaining the women's ice hockey team to gold at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Caroline Ouellette became the first Winter Olympian of any country or gender to enter four or more career events and win gold in each. Oullette had previously won gold in ice hockey in 2002, 2006, and 2010.
Jennifer Jones skipped the Canadian women's team at the 2014 Winter Olympics to a Gold medal. She is the first ever female skip in Olympic history to be undefeated throughout the tournament. Jones, Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer, Dawn McEwen and spare Kirsten Wall went unbeaten with an 11-0 record defeating China, Sweden (round-robin and finals), Great Britain (round-robin and semi-finals), Denmark, Switzerland, Japan, Russia, the United States, and Korea.
Top Medal earners
- List of Canadian Summer Olympics gold medalists
- List of men's Olympic ice hockey players for Canada
- Canadian Olympic stamps
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