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1984 Los Angeles

1984 Los Angeles
  • Duration:
    July 28-August 12
  • Nations Participating:
    140 NOC's
  • Events:
  • Competing Athletes:
    6,829 (5,263 men, 1,566 women)
  • Canadian Competitors:
    407 (256 men, 151 women)

Games of the XXIII Olympiad

Although a boycott led by the Soviet Union depleted the field in certain sports, a record 140 nations took part, with China sending a team for the first time since 1952.

Canada fielded its largest team ever in Los Angeles, 273 men and 163 women, second in size only to the U.S. team. Canadians won an unprecedented 44 medals: 10 gold, 18 silver and 16 bronze.

Led by the swimming team which amassed 10 of the medals, (including four gold), Canada had medallists in 14 sports and Olympic champions in six. Canada shone in and on the water, with six medals in canoeing, six more in rowing, three in yachting and a gold in diving to add to the swimming total. Shooter Linda Thom set the target with Canada’s first gold medal of the games. Alex Baumann set two world records in winning two gold medals in swimming. Victor Davis set another in his gold medal performance and also won a silver. Anne Ottenbrite won the fourth gold medal in the pool. Lori Fung won the first Olympic gold in rhythmic gymnastics, a feat repeated by Sylvie Bernier in diving. Larry Cain and the team of Alwyn Morris and Hugh Fisher brought home canoeing gold medals, and the men’s eight crew rowed its way to gold.

Olympic Oath (athletes): Edwin Moses (athletics)

Olympic Oath (officials): Sharon Weber (artistic gymnastics)

Olympic Oath (coaches): None

Lighting Olympic Cauldron: Rafer Johnson

Official Opening: President Ronald Reagan

Canadian Medallists







GoldSylvie BernierAquatics - DivingSpringboard 3m - Women -
GoldVictor Davis, Anne OttenbriteAquatics - SwimmingBreaststroke 200m - Women -
GoldAlex BaumannAquatics - SwimmingIndividual Medley 200m - Men -
GoldAlex BaumannAquatics - SwimmingIndividual Medley 400m - Men -
GoldDean Crawford, J. Michael Evans, Mark Evans, Blair Horn, Grant Main, Brian McMahon, Kevin Neufeld, Paul Steele, Pat TurnerRowingCoxed Eight - Men -
GoldLarry CainCanoe-Kayak - SprintC-1 500m - Men -
GoldHugh Fisher, Alwyn MorrisCanoe-Kayak - SprintK-2 1,000m - Men -
GoldLori FungGymnastics - RhythmicIndividual All-Around - Women -
GoldLinda ThomShootingPistol 25m - Women -
SilverVictor DavisAquatics - SwimmingBreaststroke 100m - Men -
SilverAnne OttenbriteAquatics - SwimmingBreaststroke 100m - Women -
SilverVictor Davis, Sandy Goss, Tom Ponting, Mike WestAquatics - SwimmingMedley Relay 4x100m - Men -
SilverSharon Hambrook, Kelly KryczkaAquatics - Synchronized SwimmingDuet - Women -
SilverCarolyn WaldoAquatics - Synchronized SwimmingSolo - Women -
SilverAngela Bailey, France Gareau, Angella Issajenko, Marita WigginsAthleticsRelay 4x100m - Women -
SilverCharmaine Crooks, Molly Killingbeck, Jillian Richardson-Briscoe, Marita Wiggins, Dana WrightAthleticsRelay 4x400m - Women -
SilverWillie de WitBoxingHeavyweight - Men -
SilverShawn O'SullivanBoxingWelterweight - Men -
SilverLarry CainCanoe-Kayak - SprintC-1 1,000m - Men -
SilverAlexandra Barré, Sue HollowayCanoe-Kayak - SprintK-2 500m - Women -
SilverSteve BauerCycling - RoadIndividual Road Race - Men -
SilverCurt HarnettCycling - TrackTime Trial 1,000m - Men -
SilverBarbara Armbrust, Marilyn Brain, Angela Schneider, Lesley Thompson-Willie, Jane TregunnoRowingCoxed Four - Women -
SilverElizabeth Craig, Tricia SmithRowingCoxless Pair - Women -
SilverEvert Bastet, Terry McLaughlinSailingTwo-Person Centreboard Dinghy - Mixed -
SilverJacques DemersWeightlifting77kg - Men -
SilverBob MolleWrestling - Freestyle120kg - Men -
BronzeMike WestAquatics - SwimmingBackstroke 100m - Men -
BronzeCameron HenningAquatics - SwimmingBackstroke 200m - Men -
BronzeReema Abdo, Michelle MacPherson, Anne Ottenbrite, Pamela RaiAquatics - SwimmingMedley Relay 4x100m - Women -
BronzeBen JohnsonAthletics100m - Men -
BronzeLynn WilliamsAthletics3,000m - Women -
BronzeSterling Hinds, Ben Johnson, Tony Sharpe, Desai WilliamsAthleticsRelay 4x100m - Men -
BronzeDale WaltersBoxingBantamweight - Men -
BronzeHugh Fisher, Alwyn MorrisCanoe-Kayak - SprintK-2 500m - Men -
BronzeAlexandra Barré, Lucie Guay, Sue Holloway, Barbara OlmstedCanoe-Kayak - SprintK-4 500m - Women -
BronzeMark BergerJudoHeavyweight - Men -
BronzeDaniele Laumann, Silken LaumannRowingDouble Sculls - Women -
BronzeBruce Ford, Doug Hamilton, Michael Hughes, Philip MoncktonRowingQuadruple Sculls - Men -
BronzeRobert MillsRowingSingle Sculls - Men -
BronzeTerry NeilsonSailingOne-Person Dinghy (Heavyweight) - Men -
BronzeStephen Calder, Hans Fogh, John KerrSailingThree-Person Keelboat - Mixed -
BronzeChris RinkeWrestling - Freestyle74kg - Men -

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