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The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada

Updated June 14, 2019 3.1k votes 272 voters 7.6k 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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  • Wayne Gretzky1
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    BirthplaceBrantford, Canada

    NationalityUnited States of America,Canada

    PositionCenterman

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

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  • Sidney Crosby2
    88
    37

    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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  • Hayley Wickenheiser3

    BirthplaceShaunavon, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    PositionForward

    Hayley Wickenheiser (born August 12, 1978) is a Canadian former ice hockey player, and the... more on Wikipedia
  • Penny Oleksiak4
    48
    15

    Penny Oleksiak

  • Martin Brodeur5
    54
    23

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    TeamNew Jersey Devils

    PositionGoaltender

    Martin Pierre Brodeur (French pronunciation: ​[maʁtɛ̃ bʁɔdœʁ]; born May 6, 1972) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Clara Hughes6
    54
    24

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Clara Hughes, (born September 27, 1972) is a Canadian cyclist and speed skater who has won... more on Wikipedia
  • Mikaël Kingsbury7

    BirthplaceSainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Canada

    Mikaël Kingsbury (born 24 July 1992) is a Canadian freestyle skier and is the most... more on Wikipedia
  • Andre De Grasse8
    44
    18

    Andre De Grasse

  • Patrick Chan9
    35
    12

    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 Osmond10
    56
    36

    BirthplaceMarystown, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Kaetlyn Osmond is a Canadian figure skater. She is the 2012 Skate Canada champion, the 2012... more on Wikipedia
  • Kaitlyn Lawes11
    49
    28

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Lesley Kaitlyn Lawes (born December 16, 1988) is a Canadian curler. Lawes plays third for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Tessa Virtue12
    30
    8

    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Tessa Jane McCormick Virtue (born May 17, 1989) is a Canadian ice dancer. With ice dance... more on Wikipedia
  • Meagan Duhamel13
    47
    28

    BirthplaceLively, Ontario, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Meagan Duhamel (born December 8, 1985) is a Canadian pair skater. With partner Eric Radford,... more on Wikipedia
  • Eric Radford14
    45
    27

    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
  • Cindy Klassen15
    29
    11

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Cindy Klassen, (born August 12, 1979) is a Canadian retired long track speed skater. She is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Gabrielle Daleman16

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Gabrielle Daleman is a Canadian figure skater. She represented Canada at the 2014 Winter... more on Wikipedia
  • Joannie Rochette17
    27
    10

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Joannie Rochette (born January 13, 1986) is a Canadian figure skater. She is the 2010 Olympic... more on Wikipedia
  • Alexandre Bilodeau18

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Alexandre Bilodeau (French pronunciation: ​[bilɔdo]; born September 8, 1987) is a retired... more on Wikipedia
  • Simon Whitfield19
    19
    4

    BirthplaceKingston, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Simon St. Quentin Whitfield (born 16 May 1975 in Kingston, Ontario) is a retired Olympic... more on Wikipedia
  • Jennifer Heil20
    20
    6

    BirthplaceSpruce Grove, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Jennifer Heil (born April 11, 1983) is a Canadian freestyle skier from Spruce Grove, Alberta.... more on Wikipedia
  • Rosanna Crawford21

    BirthplaceCanmore, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Rosanna Crawford is a Canadian biathlete. Crawford competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics in... more on Wikipedia
  • Julia Murray22
    18
    7

    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Julia Murray (born December 23, 1988, in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian retired... more on Wikipedia
  • Duncan Keith23
    26
    18

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    TeamChicago Blackhawks

    PositionDefenseman

    Duncan Keith (born July 16, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and an... more on Wikipedia
  • Catherine Ward24
    19
    9

    BirthplaceMount Royal, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Catherine Ward (born February 27, 1987) is a member of the Canada women's national ice hockey... more on Wikipedia
  • Kaillie Humphries25

    BirthplaceCalgary, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Kaillie Humphries (born Kaillie Simundson September 4, 1985) is a Canadian bobsledder.... more on Wikipedia