- Canada at the Summer Olympics
Canadahas competed at 23 Summer Olympic Games, missing only the inaugural 1896 Summer Olympicsand the boycotted 1980 Summer Olympics. The nation made its debut at the 1900 Summer Olympics. Canada competes under the IOC country code CAN.
Medals by year
"Canada also won 1 gold medal and 1 silver medal in
Athletics at the 1906 Summer Olympics, which are not counted in this table."
Canada has never won an Olympic medal in badminton, since its introduction in 1992.
Canada has never won an Olympic medal in baseball. Canada has competed in the Olympic tournament only once, in 2004, where the team finished third in the preliminary round with a 5-2 record, but then lost the semi-final to Cuba and the bronze medal game to Japan to finish fourth.
Canada has only won an Olympic medal in basketball once, a silver in 1936.
Canada's only gold medal in cycling was won by
Lori-Ann Muenzerin 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 Olympicsin speed skating, and is the only Canadian to win medals in both the summer and winter games.
Canada has never won an Olympic medal in fencing. The Women's épée team finished 4th at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
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 football team is unlikely to even qualify for the Olympics, but the women's national team is ranked highly and may have success in future Olympic games.
Canada has never won an Olympic medal in handball.
Canada has never won an Olympic medal in field 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 Olympicsprogram for the first winter games in 1924.
:"See also: Canada at the Winter Olympics"
Canada has never won an Olympic medal in modern pentathlon.
Rowing is one of Canada's most successful sports at the summer Olympics. The pair of
Marnie McBeanand Kathleen Heddlewon 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.
Canada has never won an Olympic medal in softball. The Canadian team placed 5th in the 1996 tournament (when it was first introduced), 8th in 2000 and 5th in 2004.
George Hodgsonwon two gold medals in the 1912 Stockholm games, it would be 72 years before Alex Baumannbecame 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) and Mark Tewksbury(1992) 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.
Canada's lone medal in Olympic tennis was the surprising victory by the men's doubles team of
Sebastien Lareauand Daniel Nestor, who beat the home favourite Australian team in the 2000 Sydney games.
Canada has never won an Olympic medal in water polo.
Canada's only medals in weightlifting were won by
Gerald Gratton(1952) and Jacques Demers in 1984, when many nations traditionally powerful in the sport boycotted the Los Angeles games.
Canada's only gold medal in wrestling was won by
Daniel Igaliin the 2000 Sydney games. All of Canada's wrestling medals were won in freestyle events; Canada has never won an Olympic medal in Greco-Roman wrestling.
List of Canadian Summer Olympics gold medalists
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