Canada at the Winter Olympic Games

Canada first competed in the Winter Olympic Games in Chamonix in 1924 and has sent athletes to the highly-awaited event since then. Canada has also hosted the Winter Olympics twice, in Calgary in 1988 and Vancouver in 2010.

The nation at least won a medal at every Winter Games it has participated. The nation’s most productive participation at the Winter Games was in Vancouver where the nation captured 26 medals to eclipse its 24-medal output in Turin, Italy in 2006. It’s record-setting 14 gold medal haul in Turin is the most gold medals won by a country at the Winter Games overtaking the 13 gold medal won by Soviet Union (1976) and Norway (2002).

Canada’s first official gold medal in the Winter Games came from ice hockey in Chamonix, France in 1924.

The Canadians are dominant in ice hockey as it captured 12 gold medals (counting the gold won in Antwerp and two won by its women’s team) between 1920 and 2014.


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