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The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada 

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Canada has produced some fantastic athletes over the years, unsurprisingly in the field of hockey. 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 casting your votes below. 

Iconic hockey players like Wayne Gretzky and Sidney Crosby are Canadian. Up and coming stars like figure skater Gabrielle Daleman also come from Canada. Who are the greatest Olympians from Canada? It's hard to say with so many great athletes for the gold. 

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 down vote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on Canada.

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Wayne Gretzky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Patrick Elliott added Age: 58

Birthplace: Brantford, Canada

Nationality: Canada, United States of America

Position: Centerman

Wayne Douglas Gretzky (; born January 26, 1961) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach. He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for four teams ...more

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Sidney Crosby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Age: 32

Birthplace: Halifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins

Position: Centerman

Sidney Patrick Crosby (born August 7, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who serves as captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Nicknamed "Sid ...more

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Mikaël Kingsbury is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Age: 23

Birthplace: Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Canada

Mikaël Kingsbury (born 24 July 1992) is a Canadian freestyle skier and is the most accomplished mogul skier of all time. He achieved eminence early in his career after earning the 2009–10 ...more
4
Martin Brodeur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Age: 47

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Team: New Jersey Devils

Position: Goaltender

Martin Pierre Brodeur (French pronunciation: ​[maʁtɛ̃ bʁɔdœʁ]; born May 6, 1972) is a Canadian-American former professional ice hockey goaltender and current team executive. He played 22 seasons ...more

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Clara Hughes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Age: 47

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Clara Hughes, (born September 27, 1972) is a Canadian cyclist and speed skater who has won multiple Olympic medals in both sports. Hughes won two bronze in the 1996 Summer Olympics and four ...more
6
Kaetlyn Osmond is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Age: 24

Birthplace: Marystown, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Kaetlyn Osmond is a Canadian figure skater. She is the 2012 Skate Canada champion, the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy champion and a two-time Canadian national champion.
7
Hayley Wickenheiser is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Age: 41

Birthplace: Shaunavon, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Position: Forward

Hayley Wickenheiser (born August 12, 1978) is a Canadian former ice hockey player, and the current Assistant Director of Player Development for the Toronto Maple Leafs. She was the first woman ...more
8
Meagan Duhamel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Age: 34

Birthplace: Lively, Ontario, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Meagan Duhamel (born December 8, 1985) is a Canadian pair skater. With partner Eric Radford, she is a two-time world champion (2015, 2016), a 2018 Olympic gold medallist in the team event, a ...more
9
Andre De Grasse is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
WeTheNorth6 added Andre De Grasse
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Eric Radford is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Eric Radford Age: 34

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Eric Radford (born January 27, 1985) is a Canadian pair skater. With partner Meagan Duhamel, he is a two-time world champion (2015, 2016), a 2018 Olympic gold medallist in the team event, a 2014 ...more
11
Kaitlyn Lawes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Age: 31

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Lesley Kaitlyn Lawes (born December 16, 1988) is a Canadian curler. Lawes plays third for the Jennifer Jones team that represented Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics where they won the gold ...more
12
Gabrielle Daleman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Age: 21

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Gabrielle Daleman is a Canadian figure skater. She represented Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and is the 2015 Canadian national champion.
13
Penny Oleksiak is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Patrick Elliott added Penny Oleksiak
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Patrick Chan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Age: 29

Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Patrick Lewis Wai-Kuan Chan (born December 31, 1990) is a Canadian former competitive figure skater. He is a 2018 Olympic gold medallist in the team event, 2014 Olympic silver medallist in the ...more
15
Cindy Klassen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Age: 40

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Cindy Klassen, (born August 12, 1979) is a Canadian retired long track speed skater. She is a six-time medallist having achieved one gold, two silver, three bronze at the Winter Olympics. ...more
16
Charles Hamelin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Age: 35

Birthplace: Lévis, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Charles Hamelin (born 14 April 1984) is a Canadian short track speed skater. Hamelin is a 5-time Olympic medalist having won 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze during the 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 ...more
17
Joannie Rochette is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Age: 33

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Joannie Rochette (born January 13, 1986) is a Canadian figure skater. She is the 2010 Olympic bronze medallist, the 2009 World silver medallist, the 2008 and 2009 Four Continents silver ...more
18
Alexandre Bilodeau is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Age: 32

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Alexandre Bilodeau (French pronunciation: ​[bilɔdo]; born September 8, 1987) is a retired Canadian freestyle skier from Montreal, Quebec. Bilodeau currently resides in Rosemère, Quebec. ...more
19
Kaillie Humphries is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Age: 34

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Kaillie Humphries (born Kaillie Simundson September 4, 1985) is a Canadian bobsledder. Humphries was the Olympic champion in the two-woman at the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2014 Winter ...more
20
Duncan Keith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Age: 36

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Team: Chicago Blackhawks

Position: Defenseman

Duncan Keith (born July 16, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and an alternate captain for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Keith is known as a ...more
21
Simon Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Age: 44

Birthplace: Kingston, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Simon St. Quentin Whitfield (born 16 May 1975 in Kingston, Ontario) is a retired Olympic triathlon champion from Canada. Whitfield won 10 consecutive Canadian Triathlon Championships titles and ...more
22
Jennifer Heil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Age: 36

Birthplace: Spruce Grove, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Jennifer Heil (born April 11, 1983) is a Canadian freestyle skier from Spruce Grove, Alberta. Heil started skiing at age two. Jennifer Heil won the first gold medal for Canada in the 2006 Winter ...more
23
Tessa Virtue is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Age: 30

Birthplace: London, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Tessa Jane McCormick Virtue (born May 17, 1989) is a Canadian ice dancer. With ice dance partner Scott Moir, she is the 2010 Olympic champion, the 2018 Olympic champion, the 2014 Olympic silver ...more
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Scott Niedermayer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Age: 46

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Position: Defenseman

Scott Niedermayer (born August 31, 1973) is a Canadian former ice hockey defenceman and current special assignment coach of the Anaheim Ducks. He played 18 seasons and over 1,000 games in the ...more

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Pierre Lueders is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Age: 49

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Pierre Fritz Lueders (born 26 September 1970 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian Olympic, world and World Cup champion bobsledder who competed from 1990 to 2010. He piloted both two-man and ...more