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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 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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Sidney Crosby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
age 32
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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Mikaël Kingsbury is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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) 4 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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Kaetlyn Osmond is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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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Clara Hughes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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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40 18
Meagan Duhamel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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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40 18
Gabrielle Daleman is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Hayley Wickenheiser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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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39 18
Kaitlyn Lawes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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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Martin Brodeur is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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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Andre De Grasse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
WeTheNorth6 added Andre De Grasse

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Patrick Chan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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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Cindy Klassen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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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Penny Oleksiak is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
Patrick Elliott added Penny Oleksiak

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Kaillie Humphries is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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
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
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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Simon Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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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Jennifer Heil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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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Kelly VanderBeek is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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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Pierre Lueders is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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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Jon Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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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Scott Niedermayer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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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Duncan Keith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Canada
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