Canada at the 1968 Winter Olympics

Canada competed at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. Canada has competed at every Winter Olympic Games. This was the first Winter Olympic Games in which the new Maple Leaf Flag was used to represent the country.

Canada at the
1968 Winter Olympics
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
IOC codeCAN
NOCCanadian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.ca (in English and French)
in Grenoble
Competitors70 (55 men, 15 women) in 9 sports
Flag bearerNancy Greene (alpine skiing)
Medals
Ranked 13th
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
3
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Nancy Greene Alpine skiing Women's giant slalom
  Silver Nancy Greene Alpine skiing Women's slalom
  Bronze Canada men's national ice hockey team
Ice hockey Men's competition

Alpine skiingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Peter Duncan Downhill DSQ
Rod Hebron DNF
Gerry Rinaldi 2:06.30 31
Wayne Henderson 2:05.56 27
Keith Shepherd Giant Slalom DSQ DSQ
Scott Henderson 1:47.85 25 1:50.65 19 3:38.50 21
Rod Hebron 1:47.07 19 DNF DNF
Peter Duncan 1:47.06 18 1:51.11 26 3:38.17 18
Men's slalom
Athlete Heat 1 Heat 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time 1 Rank Time 2 Rank Total Rank
Scott Henderson DSQ 56.71 3 Did not advance
Peter Duncan 54.57 3 55.07 2 Did not advance
Robert Swan 53.50 2 QF 53.75 34 DSQ DSQ
Rod Hebron 56.12 4 54.52 1 QF DNF DNF
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Betsy Clifford Downhill 1:47.60 23
Karen Dokka 1:47.55 22
Judi Leinweber 1:45.60 20
Nancy Greene 1:43.12 10
Betsy Clifford Giant Slalom DSQ
Judi Leinweber 2:00.57 25
Karen Dokka 1:58.36 16
Nancy Greene 1:51.97  
Betsy Clifford Slalom DNF DNF
Judi Leinweber DSQ DSQ
Karen Dokka 44.92 20 49.59 15 1:34.51 15
Nancy Greene 41.45 3 44.70 1 1:26.15  

BiathlonEdit

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km George Rattai 1'24:03.0 11 1'35:03.0 54
James Boyde 1'27:02.0 8 1'35:02.0 53
George Ede 1'26:41.8 8 1'34:41.8 51
Esko Karu 1'21:42.9 11 1'32:42.9 46
1 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
George Ede
Knowles McGill
George Rattai
Esko Karu
DNF
2 A penalty loop of 200 metres had to be skied per missed target.

BobsleighEdit

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
CAN-1 Purvis McDougall
Bob Storey
Two-man 1:13.89 20 1:12.80 17 1:13.68 18 1:13.73 19 4:54.10 19
CAN-2 Hans Gehrig
Harry Goetschi
Two-man DSQ DSQ
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
CAN-1 Purvis McDougall
Bob Storey
Michael Young
Andrew Faulds
Four-man 1:12.61 17 1:10.21 17 2:22.82 17

Cross-country skiingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Rolf Pettersen 58:31.8 63
David Rees 58:25.9 61
Nils Skulbru 55:53.4 56
30 km Rolf Pettersen 1'55:37.2 61
David Rees 1'52:46.6 58
Nils Skulbru 1'50:06.1 52
50 km David Rees 2'56:00.5 46
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Nils Skulbru
Rolf Pettersen
Esko Karu
David Rees
2'29:12.7 14

Figure skatingEdit

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Steve Hutchinson 22 21 1578.3 193 22
David McGillivray 21 9 1663.7 139 16
Jay Humphry 9 6 1795.0 63 7
Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Lyndai Cowan 23 DNF DNF
Linda Carbonetto 24 9 1662.9 111 13
Karen Magnussen 10 4 1759.4 63 7
Pairs
Athletes SP FS Points Places Rank
Betty McKilligan
John McKilligan
17 17 254.8 154 17
Anna Forder
Richard Stephens
16 16 269.2 138 16

Ice hockeyEdit

Medal RoundEdit

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1   Soviet Union 7 6 1 0 48 10 12
2   Czechoslovakia 7 5 1 1 33 17 11
3   Canada   7 5 2 0 28 15 10
4   Sweden 7 4 2 1 23 18 9
5   Finland 7 3 3 1 17 23 7
6   United States 7 2 4 1 23 28 5
7   West Germany 7 1 6 0 13 39 2
8   East Germany 7 0 7 0 13 48 0

  Canada –   West Germany 6:1 (0:0, 4:1, 2:0)
Goalscorers: Bourbonnais 2, Cadieux, Dinnen, Mott, Huck – Kopf.
Referees: Seglin, Snětkov (URS)

  Canada –   Finland 2:5 (1:2, 0:1, 1:2)
Goalscorers: O'Shea, McMillan – Keinonen, Oksanen, J. Peltonen, Koskela, Wahlsten.
Referees: Trumble (USA), Seglin (URS)

  Canada –   East Germany 11:0 (4:0, 4:0, 3:0)
Goalscorers: Mott 4, Huck 2, Hargreaves, O'Shea, Bourbonnais, Monteith, H. Pinder.
Referees: Trumble (USA), Sillankorva (FIN)

  Canada –   USA 3:2 (1:2, 0:0, 2:0)
Goalscorers: Cadieux 2, Johnston – Pleau, Riutta.
Referees: Snětkov, Seglin (URS)

  Czechoslovakia –   Canada 2:3 (0:0, 0:3, 2:0)
Goalscorers: Havel, Nedomanský – Huck, Bourbonnais, Cadieux.
Referees: Trumble (USA), Sillankorva (FIN)

  Sweden –   Canada 0:3 (0:2, 0.0, 0:1)
Goalscorers: Johnston, G. Pinder, O'Shea.
Referees: Sillankorva (FIN), Kořínek (TCH)

  USSR –   Canada 5:0 (1:0, 1:0, 3:0)
Goalscorers: Firsov 2, Mišakov, Staršinov, Zimin.
Referees: Trumble (USA), Dahlberg (SWE)

Leading scorers/AwardsEdit

Rk Team GP G A Pts
6th   Fran Huck 7 4 5 9
8th   Marshall Johnston 7 2 6 8

IIHF Award:

Best Goaltender   Ken Broderick

ContestantsEdit

  CANADA
Goaltenders: Ken Broderick, Wayne Stephenson.
Defence: Marshall Johnston, Terry O'Malley, Barry MacKenzie, Brian Glennie, Paul Conlin.
Forwards: Fran Huck, Morris Mott, Ray Cadieux, Roger Bourbonnais, Danny O'Shea, Bill MacMillan, Gary Dineen, Ted Hargreaves, Herb Pinder, Steve Monteith, Gerry Pinder.
Coach: Jackie McLeod.

LugeEdit

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
D'Arcy Coulson 1:02.69 39 1:31.24 47 1:02.19 42 3:36.12 47
Colin Nelson 1:01.13 37 1:01.90 38 1:01.53 38 3:04.56 37
Roger Eddy 1:00.69 33 1:00.30 30 1:00.40 32 3:01.39 31
Larry Arbuthnot 1:00.10 30 1:00.92 33 1:01.99 41 3:03.01 33
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Phyllis Walter DSQ DSQ
Martha Diplock 51.94 19 51.51 18 52.03 16 2:35.48 18
Linda Crutchfield-Bocock 50.64 13 50.54 13 51.28 11 2:32.46 12

Ski jumpingEdit

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Claude Trahan Normal hill 61.5 74.2 56.0 56.4 130.6 57
Ulf Kvendbo 61.5 75.2 63.0 78.1 153.3 53
John McInnes 61.5 75.7 60.5 72.6 148.3 55
Claude Trahan Large hill 64.0 40.0 69.0 51.0 91.0 58
John McInnes 71.5 58.5 73.5 61.8 120.3 57
Ulf Kvendbo 76.5 69.5 77.0 69.2 138.7 55

Speed skatingEdit

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Bob Hodges 43.3 41
Pete Williamson 42.6 33
Bob Boucher 42.0 25
1500 m Pete Williamson 2:16.0 46
Bob Hodges 2:12.0 26
5000 m Bob Hodges 8:05.0 29
Paul Enock 7:54.8 19
10,000 m Bob Hodges 17:01.9 23
Paul Enock 16:21.2 15
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Doreen McCannell 49.0 24
Marcia Parsons 48.8 23
Wendy Thompson 48.2 19
1000 m Wendy Thompson 1:41.1 27
Marcia Parsons 1:37.7 21
Doreen McCannell 1:37.6 20
1500 m Marcia Parsons 2:34.4 24
Doreen McCannell 2:32.2 21
3000 m Marcia Parsons 5:29.5 22
Doreen McCannell 5:21.5 18

Official OutfitterEdit

HBC was the official outfitter of clothing for members of the Canadian Olympic team. It was HBC last Olympics until 2006.

ReferencesEdit