History will be made in 2016 when Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hosts the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, marking the first time that a South American country will welcome the world to an Olympic Games. It is also just the third time that the Games will be held in the southern hemisphere, following Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.
Canada sent its largest ever Winter Olympic team of 222 athletes to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and captured 25 medals to make it the country’s most successful Winter Games ever on foreign soil.
In 2012 London became the first city to host the Olympic Games three times, following 1908 and 1948. Among the record-setting moments at the Games, Canadian equestrian Ian Millar competed at his 10th Olympic Games, the most by any athlete.
The Canadian Olympic Team closed out the third Olympic Games held in Canada with the most medals it has ever won at a Winter Games – 26 – as well as the most gold medals – 14 – any country has ever won at a single Winter Games.