Canada at the Summer Olympics

Canada at the
Summer Olympics
IOC code CAN
NOC Canadian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.ca (in English) www.olympique.ca(in French)
Medals
Gold
63
Silver
103
Bronze
136
Total
302
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Canada has competed at 23 Summer Olympic Games, missing only the inaugural 1896 Summer Olympics and the boycotted 1980 Summer Olympics. The nation made its debut at the 1900 Summer Olympics. Canada competes under the IOC country code CAN.

Canada has hosted the Summer Olympic Games once, in 1976 in Montreal, and the Winter Olympic Games twice, in Calgary, Alberta in 1988 and Vancouver, British Columbia in 2010.

Medal tables

Medals by year
   Hosted Summer Games
Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1896 Athensdid not participate
1900 Paris2101213
1904 St. Louis5241164
1908 London873310167
1912 Stockholm3732389
1920 Antwerp53333912
1924 Paris65031420
1928 Amsterdam694471510
1932 Los Angeles1022581512
1936 Berlin97135917
1948 London118012325
1952 Helsinki107120321
1956 Melbourne92213615
1960 Rome85010132
1964 Tokyo115121422
1968 Mexico City138131523
1972 Munich208023527
1976 Montreal (host nation)3850561127
1980 Moscowdid not participate
1984 Los Angeles407101816446
1988 Seoul3283251019
1992 Barcelona2957471811
1996 Atlanta30331182221
2000 Sydney2943381424
2004 Athens2633631221
2008 Beijing3323982019
2012 London28116111836
2016 Rio de Janeiro31443152220
2020 TokyoFuture event
Total6310313630220

Canada also won 1 gold medal and 1 silver medal at the 1906 Summer Olympics, which the IOC no longer recognizes as an official Olympic games, so those medals are not counted in this table.

Medals by sport
   Leading in that sport
Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics14153160
Rowing9171541
Swimming8152649
Canoeing and kayaking (sprint)4101024
Shooting4329
Boxing37717
Freestyle wrestling37717
Synchronized swimming3418
Trampoline gymnastics2327
Equestrian (jumping)2215
Lacrosse2013
Diving14813
Track cycling1258
Triathlon1102
Football1023
Golf1001
Artistic gymnastics1001
Rhythmic gymnastics1001
Tennis1001
Sailing0369
Weightlifting0314
Judo0235
Mountain biking0213
Road cycling0123
Taekwondo0112
Basketball0101
Equestrian (dressage)0011
Equestrian (eventing)0011
Beach volleyball0011
Rugby sevens0011
Total*62103136301

*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.

Canada has never won an Olympic medal in the following current summer sports: Archery, Badminton, BMX, Canoeing and kayaking - Slalom, Fencing, Field hockey, Greco-Roman Wrestling, Handball, Indoor Volleyball, Modern pentathlon, Table tennis, and Water polo.

Aquatics

Diving

Canada's only gold medal in diving was won by Sylvie Bernier in Los Angeles. At the 2012 Olympics, Émilie Heymans became the first Canadian Summer Olympian to win a medal in four straight Olympics.[1]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1956 Melbourne0011
1984 Los Angeles1001
1996 Atlanta0011
2000 Sydney0112
2004 Athens0112
2008 Beijing0202
2012 London0022
2016 Rio de Janeiro0022
Total14813

Swimming

After George Hodgson won two gold medals in the 1912 Stockholm games, it would be 72 years before Alex Baumann became the second Canadian swimmer to win Olympic gold, when he won both individual medley events in world record time in the 1984 Los Angeles games. Victor Davis (1984), Anne Ottenbrite (1984), Mark Tewksbury (1992) and Penny Oleksiak (2016) are the only other Canadian swimmers to win gold medals. In 2004, Canada failed to win a medal of any colour in swimming for the first time in 40 years.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1912 Stockholm2002
1920 Antwerp0112
1928 Amsterdam0011
1968 Mexico City0314
1972 Munich0224
1976 Montreal0268
1984 Los Angeles43310
1988 Seoul0112
1992 Barcelona1012
1996 Atlanta0123
2000 Sydney0011
2008 Beijing0011
2012 London0123
2016 Rio de Janeiro1146
Total8152649

Synchronized swimming

Canada has been very successful in synchronized swimming at the Olympics, winning medals at every games in which the sport was competed except for 2004 & 2008.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1984 Los Angeles0202
1988 Seoul2002
1992 Barcelona1102
1996 Atlanta0101
2000 Sydney0011
Total3418

Water polo

Canada has never won an Olympic medal in water polo. Their best finish was fifth in the women's tournament at the 2000 games.

Archery

Canada has never won an Olympic medal in archery. Their best finish was fifth in the women's individual competition at the 1976 games.

Athletics

Canada is not traditionally strong in athletics, but the nation has won medals in 15 of 23 games in which it has competed. Some memorable performances are the double gold by Percy Williams in the 100m and 200m in the 1928 Amsterdam games, and the gold medals won in Atlanta (1996) by Donovan Bailey in the 100m (in world record time) and by the men's 4 × 100 m relay team.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 Paris1012
1904 St. Louis1001
1908 London1146
1912 Stockholm1225
1920 Antwerp1001
1928 Amsterdam4228
1932 Los Angeles1359
1936 Berlin0134
1948 London0011
1964 Tokyo0112
1976 Montreal0101
1984 Los Angeles0235
1988 Seoul0011
1992 Barcelona1113
1996 Atlanta2002
2008 Beijing0022
2012 London0011
2016 Rio de Janeiro1146
Total14153160

Canada also won 1 gold medal and 1 silver medal in Athletics at the 1906 Summer Olympics, which are not counted in this table.

Badminton

Canada has never won an Olympic medal in badminton, since its introduction in 1992. Their best finish was fourth in the women's doubles competition at the 2012 games.

Baseball

Canada has never won an Olympic medal in baseball. Their best finish was fourth at the 2004 games.

Basketball

Canada has only won an Olympic medal in basketball once, a silver in 1936.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1936 Berlin0101
Total0101

Boxing

Canada has enjoyed modest success in Olympic boxing, winning medals in eight games. Lennox Lewis won the super heavyweight gold medal in Seoul, before competing for his native Great Britain as a professional.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1920 Antwerp1225
1924 Paris0011
1928 Amsterdam0011
1932 Los Angeles1001
1984 Los Angeles0213
1988 Seoul1113
1992 Barcelona0112
1996 Atlanta0101
Total37717

Canoeing and kayaking

Slalom

Canada has never won an Olympic medal in a whitewater event. Their best finish was fourth in the men's K-1 competition at the 2004 games.

Sprint

Adam van Koeverden and Caroline Brunet are recent multiple medal winners for Canada.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1936 Berlin1113
1948 London0112
1952 Helsinki0101
1976 Montreal0101
1984 Los Angeles2226
1996 Atlanta0101
2000 Sydney0112
2004 Athens1023
2008 Beijing0112
2012 London0123
Total4101024

Cycling

Canada's only gold medal in cycling was won by Lori-Ann Muenzer in Athens. Another Canadian cyclist of note is Clara Hughes, double bronze medalist in Atlanta (1996). She has also won medals in the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics in speed skating, and is the only Olympian to win multiple medals in both the summer and winter games.

BMX

Canada has never won an Olympic medal in a BMX event since its introduction to the Olympics in 2008. Its best finish was fifth in the men's competition at the 2016 games.

Mountain Biking

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1996 Atlanta0101
2004 Athens0101
2016 Rio de Janeiro0011
Total0213

Road Cycling

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1984 Los Angeles0101
1996 Atlanta0022
Total0123

Track Cycling

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1908 London0011
1984 Los Angeles0101
1992 Barcelona0011
1996 Atlanta0112
2004 Athens1001
2012 London0011
2016 Rio de Janeiro0011
Total1258

Equestrian

Canada's first gold medal in equestrian events was won by the show jumping team in Mexico City. A second gold medal, and the first in an individual event, went to Eric Lamaze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Dressage

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1988 Seoul0011
Total0011

Eventing

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1956 Stockholm0011
Total0011

Jumping

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1968 Mexico City1001
1976 Montreal0101
2008 Beijing1102
2016 Rio de Janeiro0011
Total2215

Fencing

Canada has never won an Olympic medal in fencing. Their best finish was fourth in the men's team épée competition at the 1984 games and the women's team épée competition at the 2004 games.

Golf

Golf was only included in the Olympic program for the 1900 and 1904 games, at which George Lyon won the individual gold medal.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1904 St. Louis1001
Total1001

Gymnastics

Canada has only won a single medal in artistic gymnastics, a gold by Kyle Shewfelt in Athens. Lori Fung won a gold in rhythmic gymnastics in Los Angeles and Canadians have also won medals in trampolining.

Artistic

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
2004 Athens1001
Total1001

Rhythmic

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1984 Los Angeles1001
Total1001

Trampoline

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
2000 Sydney0022
2004 Athens0101
2008 Beijing0202
2012 London1001
2016 Rio de Janeiro1001
Total2327

Handball

Canada has never won an Olympic medal in handball. Their best finish was sixth in the women's tournament at the 1976 games.

Field hockey

Canada has never won an Olympic medal in field hockey. Their best finish was fifth in the women's tournament at the 1984 games.

Ice hockey

Canada won the gold medal when ice hockey was introduced in the program of the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp. The sport was moved to the Winter Olympics program for the first winter games in 1924.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1920 Antwerp1001
Total1001

Judo

Canada has won 5 medals in Judo at the Olympics, most recently a bronze by Antoine Valois-Fortier at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1964 Tokyo0101
1984 Los Angeles0011
1992 Barcelona0011
2000 Sydney0101
2012 London0011
Total0235

Lacrosse

Lacrosse was only part of the Olympic program in the 1904 and 1908 games; Canadian teams won the gold medal each time. In 1904, a second Canadian team, composed only of Mohawk Indians, also won a bronze medal.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1904 St. Louis1012
1908 London1001
Total2013

Modern pentathlon

Canada has never won an Olympic medal in modern pentathlon. Their best finish was eleventh in the men's team competition at the 1988 games and the women's competition at the 2012 games.

Rowing

Rowing is one of Canada's most successful sports at the summer Olympics. The pair of Marnie McBean and Kathleen Heddle won gold in both the Barcelona (1992) and Atlanta (1996) games. Canada has traditionally done well in the coxed eights event, with the men's team winning a medal 9 times and the women's team winning a medal 3 times.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1904 St. Louis0101
1908 London0033
1912 Stockholm0011
1924 Paris0202
1928 Amsterdam0112
1932 Los Angeles0022
1956 Melbourne1102
1960 Rome0101
1964 Tokyo1001
1984 Los Angeles1236
1992 Barcelona4015
1996 Atlanta1416
2000 Sydney0011
2004 Athens0101
2008 Beijing1124
2012 London0202
2016 Rio de Janeiro0101
Total9171541

Rugby

Canada never qualified a rugby union team for an Olympic games prior to its removal from the program in 1924. The women's rugby sevens team won a bronze at the 2016 games in the sport's first games on the program.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
2016 Rio de Janeiro0011
Total0011

Sailing

Canada's most notable event in Olympic sailing competition was from the 1988 Seoul games, where Lawrence Lemieux was racing towards a certain medal finish, but stopped to help two Singaporean sailors whose boat had capsized during the race. Lemieux was later presented an award from IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch to honor his act of bravery.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1932 Los Angeles0112
1972 Munich0011
1984 Los Angeles0123
1988 Seoul0011
1992 Barcelona0011
2004 Athens0101
Total0369

Shooting

Linda Thom's gold medal in the 1984 Los Angeles games was the first summer Olympic gold medal for Canada in 16 years, having been shut out in Munich (1972) and Montreal (1976), and boycotting the Moscow (1980) games. Since her victory was unexpected, and the sport is not very popular, the event was not broadcast live and Canadian television crews had to scramble to put taped images on the air.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1908 London1214
1924 Paris0101
1952 Helsinki1001
1956 Melbourne1012
1984 Los Angeles1001
Total4329

Soccer

Canada first competed in Olympic football at the second tournament, 1904. One club team from Canada went to St. Louis to compete against two American teams, winning the gold medal. Canada's men's soccer team is considered unlikely to qualify for the Olympics. The women's national team won the bronze medal in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1904 St. Louis1001
2012 London0011
2016 Rio de Janeiro0011
Total1023

Softball

Canada has never won an Olympic medal in softball. Their best finish was fourth in the women's tournament at the 2008 games.

Table tennis

Canada has never won an Olympic medal in table tennis since its introduction in the 1988 games. Their best finish was fifth in the men's singles tournament at the 1996 games.

Taekwondo

Dominique Bosshart won a bronze medal when the sport of taekwondo was introduced at the 2000 Sydney games. Karine Sergerie won silver in the 67 kilogram event, achieving Canada's best-ever finish in taekwondo at the Olympic Games.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
2000 Sydney0011
2008 Beijing0101
Total0112

Tennis

Canada's lone medal in Olympic tennis was the surprising victory by the men's doubles team of Sébastien Lareau and Daniel Nestor, who beat the home favourite Australian team in the 2000 Sydney games.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
2000 Sydney1001
Total1001

Triathlon

Simon Whitfield won the gold medal when triathlon was introduced at the 2000 Sydney games. After a disappointing 11th-place finish at the 2004 Athens games, Whitfield returned to take the silver medal at the 2008 Beijing games. Whitfield was nudged out at the end of the race for the gold medal.

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
2000 Sydney1001
2008 Beijing0101
Total1102

Volleyball

Canada's lone medal in volleyball was won by the beach volleyball team of John Child and Mark Heese when the event was introduced as a medal sport at the 1996 Atlanta games.

Beach

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1996 Atlanta0011
Total0011

Indoor

Canada has never won an Olympic medal in indoor volleyball. Their best finish was fourth in the men's tournament at the 1984 games.

Weightlifting

Canada's medals in weightlifting were won by Gerald Gratton in 1952, Jacques Demers in 1984, and Christine Girard in 2008 and 2012. In 2008 Christine Girard originally took fourth place at women's 63 kg weightlifting event. After a positive doping test by the silver medallist the IOC disqualified her,[2] and Girard's fourth place was retroactively upgraded to a bronze. Due to a positive tests by the gold and silver medallists,[3][4] Girard's bronze in the 2012 competition was upgrade to silver, and is expected to be further upgraded to a gold.[5][6]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1952 Helsinki0101
1984 Los Angeles0101
2008 Beijing0011
2012 London0101
Total0314

Wrestling

Canada's two gold medals in wrestling were won by Daniel Igali in the 2000 Sydney games and Carol Huynh in the 2008 Beijing games in freestyle.

Freestyle

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1908 London0011
1928 Amsterdam0123
1932 Los Angeles0101
1936 Berlin0011
1984 Los Angeles0112
1992 Barcelona0101
1996 Atlanta0101
2000 Sydney1001
2004 Athens0101
2008 Beijing1012
2012 London0112
2016 Rio de Janeiro1001
Total37717

Greco-Roman

Canada has never won an Olympic medal in Greco-Roman wrestling. Their best finish was fourth in the men's light heavyweight competition at the 1956 games.

References

  1. "Divers Capture Canada's 1st Medal of London 2012". CTV Olympics. 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2012-07-29.
  2. https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-sanctions-16-athletes-for-failing-anti-doping-tests-at-beijing-2008 IOC sanctions 16 athletes for failing anti-doping tests at Beijing 2008
  3. https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-sanctions-eight-athletes-for-failing-anti-doping-test-at-london-2012 IOC sanctions eight athletes for failing ant-doping test at London 2012
  4. https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-sanctions-three-athletes-for-failing-anti-doping-test-at-beijing-2008-and-london-2012 IOC sanctions three athletes for failing anti doping test at Beijing 2008 and London 2012
  5. "63KG WOMEN". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  6. "Christine Girard to be awarded London 2012 weightlifting gold". Canadian Olympic Committee. 2018-04-19. Retrieved 2018-04-20.

See also

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