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The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

Updated June 14, 2019 3.0k votes 266 voters 7.4k views

List RulesVote up the best Canadian Olympians.

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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    Sidney Crosby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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    BirthplaceHalifax, Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    TeamPittsburgh Penguins

    PositionCenterman

    Sidney Patrick Crosby (born August 7, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who... more on Wikipedia

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    Wayne Gretzky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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    BirthplaceBrantford, Canada

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    PositionCenterman

    Wayne Douglas Gretzky (; born January 26, 1961) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey... more on Wikipedia

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    Hayley Wickenheiser is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

    BirthplaceShaunavon, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    PositionForward

    Hayley Wickenheiser (born August 12, 1978) is a Canadian former ice hockey player, and the... more on Wikipedia
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    Penny Oleksiak is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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    Penny Oleksiak

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    Martin Brodeur is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    TeamNew Jersey Devils

    PositionGoaltender

    Martin Pierre Brodeur (French pronunciation: ​[maʁtɛ̃ bʁɔdœʁ]; born May 6, 1972) is a... more on Wikipedia
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    Clara Hughes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Clara Hughes, (born September 27, 1972) is a Canadian cyclist and speed skater who has won... more on Wikipedia
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    Mikaël Kingsbury is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

    BirthplaceSainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Canada

    Mikaël Kingsbury (born 24 July 1992) is a Canadian freestyle skier and is the most... more on Wikipedia
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    Andre De Grasse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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    Andre De Grasse

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    Patrick Chan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Patrick Lewis Wai-Kuan Chan (born December 31, 1990) is a Canadian former competitive figure... more on Wikipedia

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    Kaetlyn Osmond is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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    BirthplaceMarystown, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Kaetlyn Osmond is a Canadian figure skater. She is the 2012 Skate Canada champion, the 2012... more on Wikipedia

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    Kaitlyn Lawes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Lesley Kaitlyn Lawes (born December 16, 1988) is a Canadian curler. Lawes plays third for the... more on Wikipedia
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    Meagan Duhamel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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    BirthplaceLively, Ontario, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Meagan Duhamel (born December 8, 1985) is a Canadian pair skater. With partner Eric Radford,... more on Wikipedia
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    Eric Radford is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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    Eric Radford

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Eric Radford (born January 27, 1985) is a Canadian pair skater. With partner Meagan Duhamel,... more on Wikipedia
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    Tessa Virtue is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Tessa Jane McCormick Virtue (born May 17, 1989) is a Canadian ice dancer. With ice dance... more on Wikipedia

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    Cindy Klassen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Cindy Klassen, (born August 12, 1979) is a Canadian retired long track speed skater. She is a... more on Wikipedia
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    Gabrielle Daleman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Gabrielle Daleman is a Canadian figure skater. She represented Canada at the 2014 Winter... more on Wikipedia
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    Joannie Rochette is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Joannie Rochette (born January 13, 1986) is a Canadian figure skater. She is the 2010 Olympic... more on Wikipedia
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    Alexandre Bilodeau is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Alexandre Bilodeau (French pronunciation: ​[bilɔdo]; born September 8, 1987) is a retired... more on Wikipedia
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    Simon Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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    BirthplaceKingston, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Simon St. Quentin Whitfield (born 16 May 1975 in Kingston, Ontario) is a retired Olympic... more on Wikipedia
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    Jennifer Heil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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    BirthplaceSpruce Grove, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Jennifer Heil (born April 11, 1983) is a Canadian freestyle skier from Spruce Grove, Alberta.... more on Wikipedia
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    Rosanna Crawford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

    BirthplaceCanmore, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Rosanna Crawford is a Canadian biathlete. Crawford competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics in... more on Wikipedia
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    Julia Murray is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Julia Murray (born December 23, 1988, in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian retired... more on Wikipedia
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    Kaillie Humphries is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Kaillie Humphries (born Kaillie Simundson September 4, 1985) is a Canadian bobsledder.... more on Wikipedia
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    Duncan Keith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    TeamChicago Blackhawks

    PositionDefenseman

    Duncan Keith (born July 16, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and an... more on Wikipedia
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    Catherine Ward is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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    BirthplaceMount Royal, Canada

    NationalityCanada

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