Gareau competed for Canada in the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, United States in the 100 m and the 4 × 100 m relay, where she anchored Canada to the silver medal (as a 17-year-old) with her teammates Angela Bailey, Marita Payne and Angella Taylor-Issajenko. Gareau also won relay medals at the 1990 Commonwealth Games, 1993 Summer Universiade and at two Francophone Games.
France was also Canadian Champion at the 100 metres in 1989.
She is married to former Ottawa Rough Riders and BC Lions player Sean Foudy. Their son Liam is an ice hockey player and was selected in the first round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets.
- Hedger, Brian (June 22, 2018). "Blue Jackets Select Liam Foudy In First Round Of 2018 NHL Draft". NHL.com. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
- France Gareau at IAAF
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "France Gareau". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2013-12-19.
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