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Canada 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 Wayne Gretzky age 57 Wayne Douglas Gretzky, CC is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former head coach. He played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League for four teams from 1979 to 1999. ...more

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Kaetlyn Osmond is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Kaetlyn Osmond age 23 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.

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Sidney Crosby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Sidney Crosby age 31 Sidney Patrick Crosby, ONS is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who serves as captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League. Crosby was drafted first overall by the ...more

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Meagan Duhamel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Meagan Duhamel age 33 Meagan Duhamel is a Canadian pair skater. With her partner Eric Radford, she is the 2015 World Champion and a two-time World bronze medalist, a two-time Four Continents champion, the 2014–15 ...more

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Mikaël Kingsbury is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Mikaël Kingsbury age 23 Mikaël Kingsbury is a Canadian freestyle skier from Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec. Kingsbury currently resides in Deux-Montagnes, Quebec. He first found notoriety when he received the ...more

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Eric Radford is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Eric Radford age 33 Eric Radford is a Canadian pair skater. With partner Meagan Duhamel, he is the 2015 World Champion and a two-time World bronze medalist, a two-time Four Continents champion, the 2014–15 Grand ...more

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Gabrielle Daleman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Gabrielle Daleman age 20 Gabrielle Daleman is a Canadian figure skater. She represented Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and is the 2015 Canadian national champion.

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Kaitlyn Lawes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Kaitlyn Lawes age 30 Kaitlyn Lawes is a Canadian curler born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Lawes currently plays third for the Jennifer Jones team that represented Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics where they won gold ...more

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Clara Hughes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Clara Hughes age 46 Clara Hughes, OC OM MSC is a Canadian cyclist and speed skater, who has won multiple Olympic medals in both sports. Hughes won two bronze in the Summer Olympics in 1996 and four medals over the ...more

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Andre De Grasse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
WeTheNorth6 added Andre De Grasse

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Martin Brodeur is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Martin Brodeur age 46 Martin Pierre Brodeur is a former Canadian ice hockey goaltender and current advisor to the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest all-time ...more

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Hayley Wickenheiser is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Hayley Wickenheiser age 40 Hayley Wickenheiser OC is a women's ice hockey player from Canada. She was the first woman to play full-time professional hockey in a position other than goalie. Wickenheiser is a member of the ...more

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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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Cindy Klassen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Cindy Klassen age 39 Cindy Klassen, OM is a Canadian long track speed skater. She is a six-time medalist having achieved one gold, two silver, three bronze at the Winter Olympics. Klassen is tied with Clara Hughes ...more

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Patrick Chan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Patrick Chan age 28 Patrick Lewis Wai-Kuan Chan is a Canadian figure skater. He is the 2014 Olympic silver medalist in the men's and team events, a three-time World champion, a two-time Grand Prix Final champion, a ...more

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Kaillie Humphries is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Kaillie Humphries age 33 Kaillie Humphries is a Canadian bobsledder. Humphries is the reigning Olympic champion in the two-woman at the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2014 Winter Olympics. With her victory in 2014 she ...more

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Joannie Rochette is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Joannie Rochette age 32 Joannie Rochette is a Canadian figure skater. She is the 2010 Olympic bronze medalist, the 2009 World silver medalist, the 2008 and 2009 Four Continents silver medalist, the 2004 Grand Prix ...more

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Charles Hamelin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Charles Hamelin age 34 Charles Hamelin is a Canadian short track speed skater from Sainte-Julie, Quebec. Hamelin is a 4-time Olympic medalist having won 3 gold and 1 silver during the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Winter ...more

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Jennifer Heil is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Jennifer Heil age 35 Jennifer Heil 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 Olympics games in ...more

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Duncan Keith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Duncan Keith age 35 Duncan Keith is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is an alternate captain for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League. Keith is known as a two-way defenceman, ...more

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Scott Niedermayer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Scott Niedermayer age 45 Scott Niedermayer is a Canadian former ice hockey defenceman and current assistant coach of the Anaheim Ducks. He played 18 seasons and over 1,000 games in the National Hockey League for the New ...more

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Kelly VanderBeek is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Kelly VanderBeek age 35 Kelly VanderBeek is a retired Canadian alpine skier originally from Kitchener, Ontario. She currently resides in Canmore, Alberta with husband David Ford. Although she has trained at countless ...more

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Rosanna Crawford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Rosanna Crawford age 30 Rosanna Crawford is a Canadian biathlete. Crawford competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver in the women's sprint and individual competitions. She placed 72nd in the sprint on 13 ...more

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Pierre Lueders is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Pierre Lueders age 48 Pierre Fritz Lueders is a Canadian Olympic, world and World Cup champion bobsledder who competed from 1990 to 2010. He piloted both two-man and four-man bobsleigh, retiring after the 2010 Winter ...more

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Catherine Ward is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Catherine Ward age 31 Catherine Ward is an ice hockey player.

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Alex Harvey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Alex Harvey age 30 Alex Harvey is a cross-contry skier.

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Chloé Dufour-Lapointe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Chloé Dufour-Lapointe age 27 Chloé Dufour-Lapointe is a Canadian freestyle skier. She was the 2013 FIS World Champion in dual moguls with her winning run at the 2013 World Championships. Dufour-Lapointe was the ...more

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Jon Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Jon Montgomery age 39 Jonathan Riley "Jon" Montgomery is a Canadian skeleton racer and television host. He won the Gold Medal in the men's skeleton event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

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Simon Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Simon Whitfield age 43 Simon St. Quentin Whitfield is a retired Olympic triathlon champion from Canada. Whitfield won 10 consecutive Canadian Triathlon Championships titles and carried the Canadian national flag ...more

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Joe Thornton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Joe Thornton age 39 Joseph Eric Thornton is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and an alternate captain for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. He was selected first overall by the Boston ...more

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Marianne St-Gelais is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Marianne St-Gelais age 28 Marianne St-Gelais is a short track speed skater.

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Alexandre Bilodeau is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Alexandre Bilodeau age 31 Alexandre Bilodeau is a retired Canadian freestyle skier from Montreal, Quebec. Bilodeau currently resides in Rosemère, Quebec. Bilodeau won a gold medal in the men's moguls at the 2010 ...more

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Marc-André Bédard is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Marc-André Bédard age 32 Marc-André Bedard is a Canadian biathlete. Bédard was born in Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Québec and started cross-country skiing as a child. At the age of fourteen he ...more

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Drew Doughty is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Drew Doughty age 29 Drew Doughty is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. He was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 ...more

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Kyle Shewfelt is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Kyle Shewfelt age 36 Kyle Keith Shewfelt is a Canadian gymnast. His gold medal in the men's floor exercise competition at the 2004 Athens Olympics was the first medal ever by a Canadian in an artistic gymnastics ...more

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Stefan Kuhn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Stefan Kuhn age 39 Stefan Kuhn is a Canadian cross-country skier and chef. Kuhn was born in Banff and competed in various international skiing events from 1998 to 2000, before retiring in 2001 to become a ...more

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Ryan Semple is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Ryan Semple age 36 Ryan Semple is a Canadian alpine skier. Semple's best finish on the Alpine skiing World Cup circuit is 11th place in a combined at Kitzbühel in 2010. Semple has also competed at multiple ...more

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Francois Hamelin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Francois Hamelin age 32 Francois Hamelin is a short track speed skater.

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Daniel Nestor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Daniel Nestor age 46 Daniel Mark Nestor CM is a Canadian professional tennis player from Toronto, Ontario. He is one of the foremost doubles players in tennis history due to his longevity and continued success at ...more

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Marie-Pier Préfontaine is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Marie-Pier Préfontaine age 30 Marie-Pier Préfontaine is an Olympic Alpine Skier from Canada.

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Jesse Lumsden is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Jesse Lumsden age 36 Jesse Lumsden is a Canadian Olympic bobsledder and a retired Canadian football player, who played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders.

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Francois Boivin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Francois Boivin age 36 Francois Boivin is a professional snowboarder.

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Kelsey Serwa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Kelsey Serwa age 29 Kelsey Serwa is a freestyle skier.

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François-Louis Tremblay is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
François-Louis Tremblay age 38 François-Louis Tremblay is a Canadian short track speed skater and five-time Olympic medalist who competed at the 2002, 2006, and 2010 Winter Olympics. François-Louis Tremblay is ...more

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Frédéric Niemeyer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Frédéric Niemeyer age 42 Frédéric Niemeyer is a retired, veteran minor tour and Canadian Davis Cup tennis player who now is a Tennis Canada coach. Born in Campbellton, New Brunswick, Niemeyer hails from ...more

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Megan Imrie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Megan Imrie age 32 Megan Imrie is a retired Canadian biathlete who is also active in rodeo and long-distance running. She competed for Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2014 Winter Olympics. She retired ...more

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David Bissett is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
David Bissett age 39 David Bissett is a Canadian bobsledder who has competed since 2005. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he won a bronze medal in the four-man event at Vancouver in 2010 Winter Olympics. He won a ...more

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Ken Kotyk is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Ken Kotyk age 37 Ken Kotyk from Rama, Saskatchewan is a Canadian bobsledder who has competed since 2003. He won two medals in the four-man event at the FIBT World Championships with a silver in 2007 and a bronze ...more

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Tom Velisek is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Tom Velisek age 37 Tom Velisek is a professional snowboarder.

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Valérie Maltais is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Valérie Maltais age 28 Valerie Maltais is a short track speed skater.