• Poster for 1924 — Chamonix Olympics

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    1924 Chamonix

    The 1924 event was originally named Winter Sports Week. Only later was it recognized as the First Winter Olympic Games.

    Canada won the first-ever Winter Olympic ice hockey medal. (It also won gold in ice hockey when it was included at the 1920 Summer Olympics.)

  • Poster for 1928 — St. Moritz Olympics

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    1928 St. Moritz

    These Olympics marked the first time the Winter Games were held in a different city than the Summer Games in the same year.

    Canada's hockey team won all three of its games to take the gold medal.

  • Poster for 1932 — Lake Placid Olympics

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    1932 Lake Placid

    The United States won the most medals; Canada was fourth overall.

    Canada entered the final hockey game needing a win or tie to take home the gold. After a scoreless three overtime periods against the U.S., Canada was declared the winner.

  • Poster for 1936 — Garmisch-Partenkirchen Olympics

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    1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen

    These would be the last Games for 12 years, due to the Second World War.

    Canada's lone medal was a silver in hockey following an upset by Great Britain.

  • Poster for 1948 — St. Moritz Olympics

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    1948 St. Moritz

    The effects of World War II were still widely felt; the Norwegian ski team was forced to borrow equipment from their American counterparts because the war had depleted their resources.

    Two of Canada's three medals came in figure Skating: a gold in women's individual and a bronze in teams’ pairs.

  • Poster for 1952 — Oslo Olympics

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    1952 Oslo

    Host city Oslo donated a flag to be passed on from one Olympic city to the next, a tradition that continues today.

    Canada's only gold was awarded to the hockey team. It would be the last gold medal Canada won in that sport for 50 years.

  • Poster for 1956 — Cortina d'Ampezzo Olympics

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    1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo

    The Soviet Union made its debut in hockey. It won every game – and thus the gold medal.

    Lucille Wheeler became the first Canadian to win an Olympic medal in skiing when she finished third in downhill.

  • Poster for 1960 — Squaw Valley Olympics

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    1960 Squaw Valley

    Walt Disney organized the opening and closing ceremonies for the Squaw Valley Olympics.

    Anne Heggtveit’s slalom win made her the first Canadian woman to win a gold medal in skiing at the Olympics.

  • Poster for 1964 — Innsbruck Olympics

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    1964 Innsbruck

    Lack of snow and ice threatened to derail the Games altogether. Luge made its debut.

    Both of Canada's bronze medals came in figure Skating, in the ladies’ and pairs events.

  • Poster for 1968 — Grenoble Olympics

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    1968 Grenoble

    Norway won the medal count; Canada's three medals failed to crack the top 10.

    Two of Canada’s medals were won by skier Nancy Greene, who finished first in giant slalom and second in slalom.

  • Poster for 1972 — Sapporo Olympics

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    1972 Sapporo

    Japan was the first Asian country to host an Olympic Games. It also won its first-ever Winter Olympic medal, in ski jumping.

    Canada boycotted the hockey event, arguing that the Soviet Union and Eastern European countries were using professional athletes.

  • Poster for 1976 — Innsbruck Olympics

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    1976 Innsbruck

    This was the first Olympics to feature ice dancing as part of the figure Skating competition.

    Canada’s gold medal was won by Kathy Kreiner, a 19-year-old giant slalom skier who beat the reigning world champion by just 12-100ths of a second.

  • Poster for 1980 — Lake Placid Olympics

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    1980 Lake Placid

    Though it could have, Canada chose not to include professional hockey players on its team. It finished a disappointing sixth.

    Canada’s bronze medal in the men’s downhill was won by Steve Podborski, now the Chef de Mission for the 2014 Olympic team.

  • Poster for 1984 — Sarajevo Olympics

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    1984 Sarajevo

    East Germany won the medal count; Canada tied for eighth overall with West Germany.

    Canada won four medals in total — three of them by speed skater Gaétan Boucher.

  • Poster for 1988 — Calgary Olympics

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    1988 Calgary

    The Soviet Union won the medal count; Canada ranked 12th.

    The Calgary Games marked Canada's second Olympics after the Montreal Summer Games in 1976. All of Canada's medals came in figure Skating and alpine skiing.

  • Poster for 1992 — Albertville Olympics

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    1992 Albertville

    Germany won the most medals overall; Canada came in ninth.

    The hockey team won the silver medal after losing to the Unified Team, made up of the former Soviet republics, in the gold medal game.

  • Poster for 1994 — Lillehammer Olympics

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    1994 Lillehammer

    The Lillehammer Games were the first to hold speed Skating events indoors. Host country Norway won the most medals in total; Canada was seventh.

    Canada's hockey team suffered a second consecutive gold-medal game loss, this time falling to Sweden in a shootout.

  • Poster for 1998 — Nagano Olympics

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    1998 Nagano

    Professional hockey players were for the first time officially allowed to compete at the Games. The Czech Republic won the tournament.

    Snowboarding debuted at the Games. Canada’s Ross Rebagliati made international headlines when he was stripped of his gold medal after testing positive for marijuana, only to have it reinstated not long after.

  • Poster for 2002 — Salt Lake City Olympics

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    2002 Salt Lake City

    Women's bobsleigh made its Olympic début. Germany won the most medals overall; Canada ranked fourth.

    Canada won a controversial gold medal in pairs figure Skating. Jamie Salé and David Pelletier were initially awarded silver, behind the Russians, causing public outrage. A judge later confessed to having predetermined her vote, and the Canadians were also awarded gold.

  • Poster for 2006 — Turin Olympics

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    2006 Turin

    Germany took the top spot in the medal rankings once again; Canada ranked fifth with its 24 medals.

    Speed skater Cindy Klassen set a new record for medals won by a Canadian in a single Olympics: five (one gold, two silver, two bronze.)

  • Poster for 2010 — Vancouver Olympics

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    2010 Vancouver

    Canada ranked third in the overall medal count, but won more golds than any other nation. The United States won the most medals overall.

    Freestyle skier Alexandre Bilodeau became the first Canadian to win a gold medal on home soil by winning the men's moguls competition. The country won a record 26 medals, capped off with a dramatic overtime game-winner by Sidney Crosby during the men's gold medal hockey game.

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