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1952 Oslo

1952 Oslo
  • Duration:
    February 14 to 25
  • Nations Participating:
    30 NOCs
  • Events:
    22
  • Competing Athletes:
    694 (585 men, 109 women)
  • Canadian Competitors:
    39 (31 men, 8 women)
  • Medals Won:
    2 (1 G, 0 S, 1 B)

VI Olympic Winter Games

These were the first edition of the Winter Games to be hosted in Scandinavia, the birthplace of numerous winter sports disciplines.

At the 1952 Games in Oslo, Canada was represented on the hockey rink by the Edmonton Mercurys. The Mercurys won their first seven games and ended the tournament with a 3-3 tie against a strong U.S. team. The tie won the gold medal for Canada. Canada wouldn’t capture gold again in hockey for 50 years.

Canadian speed skater Gordon Audley won a bronze in the 500 meter event. It was at this rink that Hjalmar Andersen dominated, capturing 3 of the 4 Olympic titles on the line.

Olympic Oath (athletes): Torbjorn Falkanger (ski jumping)

Olympic Oath (officials): none

Lighting Olympic Cauldron: Eigil Nansen

Official Opening: HRH Princess Ragnhild

Medal Count

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RANK:

COUNTRY:

GOLD:

SILVER:

BRONZE:

TOTAL:

1Norway73616
2United States46111
3Finland3429
4Austria2428
5Germnay3227
6Sweden - - 44
7Netherlands - 3 - 3
T8Canada1 - 12
T8Italy1 - 12
10Switzerland - - 22
11Great Britain1 - - 1
T12France - - 11
T12Hungary - - 11

Canadian Medallists

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FINISH:

ATHLETE:

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EVENT:

RESULT:

GoldGeorge Abel, John (Jack) Davies, Billie Dawe, Robert Dickson, Donald Gauf, William Gibson, Ralph Hansch, Robert Meyers, David Miller, Eric Paterson, Thomas Pollock, Allan Purvis, Gordon Robertson, Louis Secco, Francis Sullivan, Robert WattIce HockeyMen -
BronzeGordon AudleySpeed Skating - Long Track500m - Men -

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