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Canoeing at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Canoeing was an official Olympic sport for the first time at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. It had been a demonstration sport twelve years earlier at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. A total of nine events were contested at the 1936 Games, all in canoe sprint for men.

at the Games of the XI Olympiad
Canoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg

Sprint pictogram

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VenueLanger See, Grünau
Dates7–8 August
Competitors119 from 19 nations
← 1924 (demonstration)
1948 →

The competitions were held on Friday, August 7, 1936, and Saturday, August 8, 1936. They were held on a regatta course at Grünau on the Langer See.


Medal summaryEdit

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 119 canoers from 19 nations competed at the Berlin Games:

Medal tableEdit

1  Austria (AUT)3317
2  Germany (GER)2327
3  Czechoslovakia (TCH)2103
4  Canada (CAN)1113
5  Sweden (SWE)1012
6  France (FRA)0101
7  Netherlands (NED)0033
8  United States (USA)0011
Totals (8 nations)99927


  1. ^ The 1936 official Olympic Report has the silver medalists listed as Josef Kampfl and Alois Edeltitsch, but information from Olympisch Enzyklopaedie ‹See Tfd›(in German), the Austrian Olympic Committee, and from Volker Kluge's Olympia Chronik ‹See Tfd›(in German) all confirm that the actual silver medalists were Weinstabl and Proisl.


  • 1936 Summer Olympics Official Report Volume 2. pp. 1020–9.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2006-12-05.