Canada at the 1956 Winter Olympics

Canada competed at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. Canada has competed at every Winter Olympic Games.

Canada at the
1956 Winter Olympics
Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg
IOC codeCAN
NOCCanadian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.ca (in English and French)
in Cortina d'Ampezzo
Competitors35 (27 men, 8 women) in 7 sports
Flag bearerRobert Bowden[citation needed]
Medals
Ranked 10th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
2
Total
3
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Silver Frances Dafoe
Norris Bowden
Figure skating Pairs
  Bronze Canada men's national ice hockey team (Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen)
Ice hockey Men's competition
  Bronze Lucile Wheeler Alpine skiing Women's downhill

Alpine skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
André Bertrand Downhill 3:31.2 25
André Bertrand Giant Slalom 3:33.1 39
André Bertrand Slalom 2:42.8 57 2:20.0 30 5:02.8 50
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ginette Seguin Downhill 1:58.2 33
Carlyn Kruger 1:53.2 22
Anne Heggtveit 1:53.2 22
Lucille Wheeler 1:45.9  
Carlyn Kruger Giant Slalom DSQ
Ginette Seguin 2:16.6 36
Anne Heggtveit 2:05.3 29
Lucille Wheeler 1:58.6 6
Lucille Wheeler Slalom 1:36.7 38 DSQ DSQ
Anne Heggtveit 1:31.0 34 1:07.5 20 2:38.5 30
Carlyn Kruger 1:14.7 30 1:07.6 21 2:22.3 23
Ginette Seguin 1:05.6 22 1:10.0 24 2:15.6 18

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Clarence Servold 53:34 19
30 km Clarence Servold 2'00:01 37
50 km Clarence Servold 3'21:50 22

Figure skatingEdit

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Charles Snelling 9 7 150.42 67 8
Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Ann Johnston 7 10 152.56 94 9
Carole Jane Pachl 6 8 154.74 73 6
Pairs
Athletes Points Places Rank
Barbara Wagner
Robert Paul
10.74 54.5 6
Frances Dafoe
Norris Bowden
11.32 16  

Ice hockeyEdit

Canada was represented by the Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen, which would later represent Canada at the 1960 Winter Olympics (silver medal). The Dutchmen are the only self-contained club team to represent Canada at two different Olympics.

Group AEdit

Top two teams advanced to Medal Round.

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1   Canada 3 3 0 0 30 1 6
2   Germany 3 1 1 1 9 6 3
3   Italy 3 0 1 2 5 7 2
4   Austria 3 0 2 1 2 32 1
  • Canada 4-0 Germany (UTG)
  • Canada 23-0 Austria
  • Italy 1-3 Canada

Games for 1st-6th placesEdit

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1   Soviet Union 5 5 0 0 25 5 10
2   United States 5 4 1 0 26 12 8
    Canada 5 3 2 0 23 11 6
4   Sweden 5 1 3 1 10 17 3
5   Czechoslovakia 5 1 4 0 20 30 2
6   Germany 5 0 4 1 6 35 1
  • Canada 6-3 Czechoslovakia
  • USA 4-1 Canada
  • Canada 10-0 Germany (UTG)
  • Canada 6-2 Sweden
  • USSR 2-0 Canada

Leading scorersEdit

Rk Team GP G A Pts
1st   James Logan 8 7 5 12
1st   Paul Knox 8 7 5 12
3rd   Gerry Theberge 8 9 2 11
5th   Jack McKenzie 8 7 4 11
9th   George Scholes 8 5 3 8
Bronze:
  Canada
Denis Brodeur
Keith Woodall
Floyd Martin
Howie Lee
Art Hurst
Jack McKenzie
James Logan
Paul Knox
Donald Rope
Byrle Klinck
Bill Colvin
Gerry Théberge
Alfred Horne
Charlie Brooker
George Scholes
Bob White
Ken Laufman

Nordic combinedEdit

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Irvin Servold Individual 64.0 64.5 180.0 31 1'01:44 219.000 24 399.000 27

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Jacques Charland Normal hill 76.0 94.5 30 73.0 93.5 27 188.0 27

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Johnny Sands DNF
Ralf Olin 44.1 36
Gordon Audley 43.2 25
1500 m Gordon Audley 2:26.1 53
Johnny Sands 2:20.7 45
Ralf Olin 2:19.7 41
5000 m Ralf Olin 8:30.5 33
10,000 m Ralf Olin 17:59.2 31

ReferencesEdit