Canada at the Olympics

Canada has sent athletes to every Winter Olympic Games and every Summer Olympic Games since its debut at the 1900 games with the exception of the 1980 Summer Olympics, which it boycotted along with the USA and other countries. Canada has won at least one medal at every Olympics in which it has competed. The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is the National Olympic Committee for Canada.

Canada at the
NOCCanadian Olympic Committee (in English and French)
Ranked 15th
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

At the 2010 Winter Olympics, Canada would win more gold medals than any other competing nation for the first time. Canada also served as the host nation of the 2010 Winter Olympics, with the games taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Hosted Games

Canadian host cities of the Olympic Games

Canada has hosted the Olympic games three times: the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Games Host city Dates Nations Participants Events
1976 Summer Olympics Montreal, Quebec 17 July – 1 August 92 6,028 198
1988 Winter Olympics Calgary, Alberta 13 – 28 February 57 1,423 46
2010 Winter Olympics Vancouver, British Columbia 12 – 28 February 82 2,629 86

Unsuccessful bids

Games City Winner of bid
1956 Winter Olympics Montréal Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
1956 Summer Olympics Montréal Melbourne, Australia
1964 Winter Olympics Calgary Innsbruck, Austria
1968 Winter Olympics Calgary Grenoble, France
1972 Winter Olympics Calgary Sapporo, Japan
1972 Summer Olympics Montréal Munich, West Germany
1976 Winter Olympics Vancouver Innsbruck, Austria
1996 Summer Olympics Toronto Atlanta, United States
2002 Winter Olympics Québec City Salt Lake City, United States
2008 Summer Olympics Toronto Beijing, China

Future bids


Stakeholders from Vancouver and a group from Québec City have both expressed interest in their respective cities hosting the 2030 Winter Olympics.[1][2]

Medal tables