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1968 Grenoble

1968 Grenoble
  • Duration:
    February 6 to 18
  • Nations Participating:
    37 NOCs
  • Events:
    35
  • Competing Athletes:
    1158 (947 men, 211 women)
  • Canadian Competitors:
    70 (55 men, 15 women)
  • Medals Won:
    3 (1 G, 1 S, 1 B)

X Olympic Winter Games


Of the nearly 1,200 athletes who met in Grenoble, France in 1968 for the X Olympic Winter Games, 70 were Canadians. For Nancy Greene, it was her third Olympic Winter Games. In Squaw Valley in 1960, she finished 22nd in the downhill, and in Innsbruck in 1964 she finished 7th in the downhill and 15th in the slalom. Inspired by her 1967 World Cup title, Nancy took gold in the giant slalom and silver in the slalom, attacking each course with a ferocity that earned her the nickname “The Tiger”. Frenchman Jean-Claude Killy managed a grand slam by winning the downhill, giant slalom and special slalom events.

Canada’s hockey team finished the Olympic tournament with five wins and two losses, winning a bronze medal.

Olympic Oath (athletes): Leo Lacroix (alpine skiing)

Olympic Oath (officials): none

Lighting Olympic Cauldron: Alain Calmat

Official Opening: President Charles de Gaulle

Medal Count

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TOTAL:

1Norway66214
2Soviet Union55313
3Austria34411
4France4329
5Netherlands3339
6Sweden3227
7West Germany2226
8United States1517
9Switzerland - 246
T10Finland1225
T10East Germany1225
12Italy4 - - 4
13Czechoslovakia1214
14Canada1113
15Romania - - 11

Canadian Medallists

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GoldNancy GreeneSkiing - AlpineGiant Slalom - Women -
SilverNancy GreeneSkiing - AlpineSlalom - Women -
BronzeRoger Bourbonnais, Ken Broderick, Raymond Cadieux, Paul Conlin, Gary Dineen, Brian Glennie, Ted Hargreaves, Francis Huck, Marshall Johnston, Barry MacKenzie, Bill MacMillan, Steve Monteith, Morris Mott, Terry O'Malley, Danny O'Shea, Gerry Pinder, Herb Pinder, Wayne StephensonIce HockeyMen -

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