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Grenoble 1968
  • 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

Grenoble won the right to host the 1968 Olympic Winter Games in a close vote, 27-24, over Calgary. It was these Games that introduced the idea of mascots to the Olympic movement, albeit unofficially, with “Schuss”, a little character on skis. For the first time, television viewers were able to watch Olympic broadcasts in colour.

Canada’s star of the Games was alpine skier Nancy Greene, who in her third Olympic appearance won gold in the giant slalom and silver in the slalom. A year earlier she had become the first non-European to win the World Cup. Greene had also served as the Opening Ceremony flag bearer and went on to win her second straight Lou Marsh Trophy as Canadian athlete of the year. On the men’s side, Frenchman Jean-Claude Killy thrilled the host nation fans by sweeping the gold medals in the downhill, giant slalom and slalom events.

Greene, Nancy

After finishing fourth in 1964, ending a medal streak that had existed since the first Olympic tournament in 1920, Canada returned to the ice hockey podium in Grenoble. At the second Winter Games to feature a national team, Canada posted a record of five wins and two losses to win the bronze medal. This would be Canada’s last Olympic ice hockey medal until 1992. Canada would not compete in the 1972 and 1976 Olympic tournaments to protest the eligibility rules and the definition of amateur athletes as it pertained to ice hockey players from eastern bloc nations, particularly the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia, who were employed by their governments.

Olympic Oath (athletes): Léo 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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RESULT:

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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