Community & Current Events

Slideshow

prev next 1 of 9

Canada's Olympic history: The best and the worst

Antwerp, 1920

Ice hockey makes its Olympic debut—and Canada wins gold.

By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: Getty Images

Canada's Olympic history: The best and the worst

Amsterdam, 1928

Canadian women competed for the first time in the Olympics—and took home 4 medals. (Gold in 4 x 100 metre relay, gold in high jump, silver and bronze in 100 metres.)

By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: Getty Images

Canada's Olympic history: The best and the worst

Montreal, 1976

Canada hosts the Olympics for the first time in Montreal.

By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: Getty Images

Canada's Olympic history: The best and the worst

Seoul, 1988

Ben Johnson croses the finish line to win gold in the 100 m final—only to be stripped of his titles after testing positive for steroids.

By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: Getty Images

Canada's Olympic history: The best and the worst

Atlanta, 1996

Donovan Bailey is the first Canadain to break the 10-second barrier in the 100 metre race.

By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: Getty Images

Canada's Olympic history: The best and the worst

Salt Lake City 2002

Jamie Sale and David Pelletier performed perfectly at the games and had the gold medal in the bag—until a French judge threw the competition to the Russian team. After the games, both teams received gold medals.

By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: Getty Images

Canada's Olympic history: The best and the worst

Salt Lake City 2002

Catriona Le May Doan became the first Canadian Olympian to successfuly defend her Olympic title by winning back-to-back gold medals in 1998 and 2002.

By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: Getty Images

Canada's Olympic history: The best and the worst

Turin, 2006

Speed skater Cindy Klassen took home 5 medals in 2006—setting a record.

By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: Getty Images

Canada's Olympic history: The best and the worst

Vancouver, 2010

Team Canada wins gold (at home!), defeating the USA 3-2 in overtime.

By: Alexandra Donaldson Source: Getty Images

SUSCRIBE TO CANADIAN LIVING

 

Login