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Canada's first Olympic Champion was Ontario-born George Orton, who won the 2500m Steeplechase event on 22 July 1900 at Paris, aged 27. Seven days earlier he had placed third in the 400m Hurdles (no bronze medals were awarded then). However, Orton actually competed for the USA and it was the 12-strong Shamrock Lacrosse Team of Winnipeg who gained Canada's first "official" Olympic Gold at St. Louis in July of 1904.

From that year until 1936, Canada has won Gold at every Olympic Games, except in 1924 at Paris. A total of 101 Canadians have been Olympic Champions up to 1936, winning between them 23 Gold (not counting Orton's win in 1900).

M/F

Name

Year

Gold

SPORT

born

died

M

George Orton

1900

1

TRACK & FIELD

10.1.1873

25.6.1958

M

Eli Blanchard

1904

1

LACROSSE

3.8.1881

12.12.1941

M

Billy Brennagh

1904

1

LACROSSE

13.8.1877

23.10.1934

M

George Bretz

1904

1

LACROSSE

3.9.1880

 

M

William Burns

1904

1

LACROSSE

24.3.1875

6.10.1953

M

George Cattanach

1904

1

LACROSSE

25.7.1878

29.1.1954

M

George Cloutier

1904

1

LACROSSE

16.7.1876

20.4.1946

M

Sandy Cowan

1904

1

LACROSSE

5.2.1879

8.1.1915

M

Jack Flett

1904

1

LACROSSE

19.11.1871

13.12.1932

M

Benjamin Jamieson

1904

1

LACROSSE

15.3.1874

3.12.1915

M

Stewart Laidlaw

1904

1

LACROSSE

2.3.1876

22.11.1960

M

Hilliard Lyle

1904

1

LACROSSE

21.12.1879

21.5.1931

M

Lawrence Pentland

1904

1

LACROSSE

6.4.1879

2.11.1923

M

Étienne Desmarteau

1904

1

TRACK & FIELD

4.2.1873

29.10.1905

M

George Lyon

1904

1

GOLF

27.8.1858

11.5.1938

M

George Ducker

1904

1

SOCCER

27.9.1871

26.09.1952

M

Jack Fraser

1904

1

SOCCER

15.12.1881

8.05.1959

M

John Gourlay

1904

1

SOCCER

26.07.1872

7.04.1949

M

Alex Hall

1904

1

SOCCER

3.12.1880

25.09.1943

M

Albert Johnston

1904

1

SOCCER

30.10.1879

 

M

Bobby Lane

1904

1

SOCCER

15.01.1882

19.11.1940

M

Ernest Linton

1904

1

SOCCER

17.2.1880

6.08.1957

M

Gordon McDonald

1904

1

SOCCER

 

 

M

Fred Steep

1904

1

SOCCER

20.12.1874

14.09.1956

M

Tom Taylor

1904

1

SOCCER

4.12.1880

15.8.1945

M

William Twaits

1904

1

SOCCER

20.08.1878

13.04.1941

M

Robert Kerr

1908

1

TRACK & FIELD

9.6.1882

12.5.1963

M

Walter Ewing

1908

1

SHOOTING

11.2.1878

25.6.1945

M

Paddy Brennan

1908

1

LACROSSE

30.7.1877

1.5.1961

M

John Broderick

1908

1

LACROSSE

5.6.1875

12.7.1957

M

Doc Campbell

1908

1

LACROSSE

1.2.1878

4.11.1972

M

Angus Dillon

1908

1

LACROSSE

1881

 

M

Frank Dixon

1908

1

LACROSSE

1.4.1879

29.11.1932

M

Richard Duckett

1908

1

LACROSSE

30.1.1884

19.7.1972

M

Thomas Gorman

1908

1

LACROSSE

9.6.1886

15.5.1961

M

Ernie Hamilton

1908

1

LACROSSE

17.4.1883

19.12.1964

M

Henny Hoobin

1908

1

LACROSSE

15.2.1879

20.7.1921

M

Clary McKerrow

1908

1

LACROSSE

18.1.1877

20.10.1959

M

George Rennie

1908

1

LACROSSE

10.3.1883

13.12.1966

M

Alex Turnbull

1908

1

LACROSSE

6.12.1883

27.8.1956

M

George Hodgson

1912

2

SWIMMING

12.10.1893

1.5.1983

M

George Goulding

1912

1

TRACK & FIELD

16.11.1884

31.1.1966

M

Robert Benson

1920

1

ICE HOCKEY

18.5.1894

9.7.1965

M

Wally Byron

1920

1

ICE HOCKEY

2.9.1894

22.12.1971

M

Frank Fredrickson

1920

1

ICE HOCKEY

11.7.1895

28.5.1979

M

Chris Fridfinnson

1920

1

ICE HOCKEY

7.12.1892

10.12.1938

M

Mike Goodman

1920

1

ICE HOCKEY

18.3.1898

18.7.1991

M

Slim Halderson

1920

1

ICE HOCKEY

6.1.1900

1.8.1965

M

Konrad Johannesson

1920

1

ICE HOCKEY

10.8.1896

28.10.1968

M

Allan Woodman

1920

1

ICE HOCKEY

11.3.1899

17.3.1963

M

Earl Thomson

1920

1

TRACK & FIELD

15.2.1895

19.4.1971

M

Bert Schneider

1920

1

BOXING

1.7.1897

20.2.1986

M

Jack Cameron

1924

1

ICE HOCKEY

3.12.1902

28.12.1981

M

Ernie Collett

1924

1

ICE HOCKEY

3.3.1895

21.12.1951

M

Bert McCaffrey

1924

1

ICE HOCKEY

11.4.1894

15.4.1955

M

Harold McMunn

1924

1

ICE HOCKEY

6.10.1902

5.2.1964

M

Duncan Munro

1924

1

ICE HOCKEY

19.1.1901

3.1.1958

M

Beattie Ramsay

1924

1

ICE HOCKEY

12.12.1895

30.9.1952

M

Cyril Slater

1924

1

ICE HOCKEY

27.3.1897

26.10.1969

M

Reginald Smith

1924

1

ICE HOCKEY

7.1.1905

24.8.1963

M

Harry Watson

1924

1

ICE HOCKEY

14.7.1898

11.9.1957

M

Charlie Delahay

1928

1

ICE HOCKEY

19.3.1905

17.3.1973

M

Frank Fisher

1928

1

ICE HOCKEY

16.5.1907

23.4.1983

M

Louis Hudson

1928

1

ICE HOCKEY

16.5.1898

24.6.1975

M

Norbert Mueller

1928

1

ICE HOCKEY

14.2.1906

6.7.1956

M

Rod Plaxton

1928

1

ICE HOCKEY

2.6.1904

20.12.1963

M

Herbert Plaxton

1928

1

ICE HOCKEY

22.4.1901

7.11.1970

M

Hugh Plaxton

1928

1

ICE HOCKEY

16.5.1904

1.11.1982

M

John Porter

1928

1

ICE HOCKEY

21.1.1904

ca. 1990

M

Frank Sullivan

1928

1

ICE HOCKEY

26.7.1898

8.1.1989

M

Joseph Sullivan

1928

1

ICE HOCKEY

8.1.1901

30.9.1988

M

Ross Taylor

1928

1

ICE HOCKEY

26.4.1902

3.5.1984

M

Dave Trottier

1928

1

ICE HOCKEY

25.6.1906

13.11.1956

M

Percy Williams

1928

2

TRACK & FIELD

19.5.1908

29.11.1982

F

Florence Bell

1928

1

TRACK & FIELD

2.6.1910

1.7.1998

F

Ethel Catherwood

1928

1

TRACK & FIELD

2.5.1910

26.9.1987

F

Myrtle Cook

1928

1

TRACK & FIELD

5.1.1902

18.3.1985

F

Fanny Rosenfeld

1928

1

TRACK & FIELD

28.12.1905

13.11.1969

F

Ethel Smith

1928

1

TRACK & FIELD

5.7.1907

31.12.1979

M

William Cockburn

1932

1

ICE HOCKEY

1.3.1902

21.3.1975

M

Cliff Crowley

1932

1

ICE HOCKEY

13.6.1906

27.4.1948

M

Albert Duncanson

1932

1

ICE HOCKEY

2.11.1911

24.3.2000

M

George Garbutt

1932

1

ICE HOCKEY

18.6.1903

21.9.1967

M

Roy Henkel

1932

1

ICE HOCKEY

22.8.1905

6.10.1981

M

Victor Lindquist

1932

1

ICE HOCKEY

22.3.1908

30.11.1983

M

Norman Malloy

1932

1

ICE HOCKEY

27.9.1913

12.1964

M

Wally Monson

1932

1

ICE HOCKEY

29.11.1909

9.1.1988

M

Ken Moore

1932

1

ICE HOCKEY

17.2.1910

12.1982

M

Romeo Rivers

1932

1

ICE HOCKEY

23.3.1907

4.5.1986

M

Joe Simpson

1932

1

ICE HOCKEY

13.8.1893

1.12.1973

M

Hugh Sutherland

1932

1

ICE HOCKEY

2.2.1907

9.9.1990

M

Stanley Wagner

1932

1

ICE HOCKEY

2.3.1908

11.10.2002

M

Alston Wise

1932

1

ICE HOCKEY

29.10.1904

23.9.1984

M

Duncan McNaughton

1932

1

TRACK & FIELD

7.12.1910

15.1.1998

M

Horace Gwynne

1932

1

BOXING

5.10.1912

16.4.2001

M

Francis Amyot

1936

1

CANOEING

14.9.1904

21.11.1962

I would be grateful for any corrections and additional biographical information.

last updated: Feb 10, 2014