Canada has hosted the Olympic Winter Games on two occasions, with vastly different fortunes each time. In Calgary in 1988, Canada failed to win a gold medal, a repeat of their performance as hosts of the summer Games in Montreal in 1976. In Vancouver four years ago, Canada's fortunes finally changed, finishing on top of the medal table with 14 gold medals.
The Canadian men's ice hockey team clinched the final gold medal on offer in Vancouver with an overtime victory against the United States. Canada has won seven gold medals in men's ice hockey at the Olympic Winter Games, equalling the record set by the Soviet Union.
The Canadian women's ice hockey team also claimed gold in Vancouver in 2010, the team's third straight gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games.
Speed skater Clara Hughes claimed her sixth Olympic medal when she finished with bronze in the women's 5000m in Vancouver. Her four speed skating medals are combined with two cycling medals from the summer Olympic Games, making her the only athlete to have won multiple medals at both the summer and winter editions of the Olympic Games. She is also tied with speed skater Cindy Klassen as Canada's most prolific medal-winner at the Olympic Games.
Title: O Canada
Creators: English by Robert Stanley Weir, French by Adolphe-Basile Routhier, music by Calixa Lavallee.
Founding date: 1904
IOC recognition date: 1907
NOC president's name: Marcel Aubut
NOC general secretary’s name: Christopher Overholt
IOC member’s name: Rebecca Scott [entry in the IOC: 2006], Richard W. Pound [entry in the IOC: 1978]
Participation in Olympic Games
Year of the first appearance: 1924Medals per sport
Number of appearances: 22 [Sochi included]
Medals per year
-: Medals for the Figure Skating and Ice Hockey events at the 1908 and 1920 Olympic Summer Games have been included in the tables