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List of the greatest Olympic athletes from Canada, with photos when available. These are the best Canadian Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. Canadian athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which Canadian Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from Canada is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is.

Athletes include everything from Dave Davidson to Kyle Parrott.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the best Canadian Olympian of all time?" and "Who are the greatest Olympians from Canada?"

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite Canada Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on Canada.
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Sidney Crosby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Sidney Crosby Men's Ice Hockey

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Wayne Gretzky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Patrick Elliott added Wayne Gretzky

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Martin Brodeur is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Martin Brodeur Men's Ice Hockey

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Duncan Keith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Duncan Keith Men's Ice Hockey

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Hayley Wickenheiser is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Hayley Wickenheiser Women's Ice Hockey

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Clara Hughes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Clara Hughes Women's 5000 m, Women's Road cycling, individual road race

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Kelly VanderBeek is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

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Jennifer Heil is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Jennifer Heil Women's Moguls

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Charles Hamelin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Charles Hamelin Men's 500m, Men's 5000m Relay

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Cindy Klassen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Cindy Klassen Women's 1000m, Women's 1500m, Women's 3000 m

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Penny Oleksiak is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Patrick Elliott added Penny Oleksiak

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Kaillie Humphries is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Kaillie Humphries Two-Woman Bobsleigh

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Catherine Ward is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Catherine Ward Women's Ice Hockey

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Joe Thornton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Joe Thornton Men's Ice Hockey

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Scott Niedermayer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Scott Niedermayer Men's Ice Hockey

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Patrick Chan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

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Marianne St-Gelais is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Marianne St-Gelais Women's 3000m Relay, Women's 500m

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Francois Hamelin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Francois Hamelin Men's 5000m Relay

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Jeremy Wotherspoon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Jeremy Wotherspoon Men's 500m

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Georges St-pierre is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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Pierre Lueders is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

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François-Louis Tremblay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
François-Louis Tremblay Men's 500m, Men's 5000m Relay

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Joannie Rochette is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Joannie Rochette Women's Singles

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Jesse Lumsden is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

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Ryder Hesjedal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

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Frédéric Niemeyer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

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Kyle Shewfelt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Kyle Shewfelt Men's Floor exercises

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Marie-Pier Préfontaine is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

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Marc-André Bédard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

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Simon Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Simon Whitfield Men's Triathlon

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Christopher Del Bosco is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

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Mercedes Nicoll is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

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Nathalie Bazin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

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Sarah Vaillancourt is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Sarah Vaillancourt Women's Ice Hockey

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Andre De Grasse is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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Erin Mielzynski is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

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Vaughn Chipeur is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

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Dominique Vallee is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

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Mike Richards is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Mike Richards Men's Ice Hockey

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Jarome Iginla is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Jarome Iginla Men's Ice Hockey

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Patrick Marleau is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Patrick Marleau Men's Ice Hockey

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Marc-André Fleury is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Marc-André Fleury Men's Ice Hockey

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Francois Boivin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

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John Morris is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

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Jon Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Jon Montgomery Men's Skeleton

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Daniel Nestor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

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Drew Doughty is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Drew Doughty Men's Ice Hockey

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François-Olivier Roberge is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

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Stanley Hayer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

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Sarah Conrad is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada