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2006 Turin

2006 Turin
  • Duration:
    February 10 to 26
  • Nations Participating:
    80 NOCs
  • Events:
  • Competing Athletes:
    2508 (1548 men, 960 women)
  • Canadian Competitors:
    191 (108 men, 83 women)
  • Medals Won:
    24 (7 G, 10 S, 7 B)

XX Olympic Winter Games

Canada’s contingent of 196 athletes (110 men, 86 women) in Turin represented the largest Canadian team ever sent to the Olympic Winter Games and the second largest team at the Games, behind only the United States of America with 211 athletes. The team achieved a best ever performance for Canada at an Olympic Winter Games and achieved the goal of a top three finish by placing third overall in the medal count with 24 medals after 16 days of competition, including seven gold, 10 silver and seven bronze medals.

On the first day of competition, Jennifer Heil (freestyle skiing) won the first-ever medal for Canada in the women’s moguls, and became the first Canadian woman to win a gold medal in freestyle skiing.

Canada won a total of eight medals in long track speed skating – two gold, four silver and two bronze. This is a record for most medals won in a single Olympic Winter Games by a single sport for Canada. Cindy Klassen became Canada’s most decorated Olympian ever by winning five medals at these Games to add to her previous medal won in 2002.

Canada won a total of four medals in short track speed skating with two athletes won multiple medals: Anouk Leblanc-Boucher (two) and François-Louis Tremblay (two).

Men’s curling won gold while women’s curling captured bronze. Since 1998, Canada has won medals in both events at every Olympic Winter Games – the only country to accomplish this feat.

The Canadian women’s hockey team successfully defended its gold medal from 2002. The team has won medals in three consecutive Games.

Olympic Oath (athletes): Giorgio Rocca (alpine skiing)

Olympic Oath (officials): Fabio Bianchetti (figure skating)

Lighting Olympic Cauldron: Stefania Belmondo

Official Opening: President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

Medal Count








2United States99725
9South Korea63211
10Italy5 - 611
14Finland - 639
15Czech Republic1214
16Estonia3 - - 3
17Croatia12 - 3
18Australia1 - 12
19Poland1 - 12
20Ukraine - - 22
21Japan1 - - 1
T22Great Britain - 1 - 1
T22Bulgaria - 1 - 1
T22Belarus - 1 - 1
T22Slovakia - 1 - 1
26Latvia - - 11

Canadian Medallists







GoldDuff GibsonSkeletonMen -
GoldBrad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Russ Howard, Jamie Korab, Mike AdamCurlingMen -
GoldMeghan Agosta, Gillian Apps, Jennifer Botterill, Cassie Campbell, Gillian Ferrari, Danielle Goyette, Jayna Hefford, Becky Kellar, Gina Kingsbury, Charline Labonté, Carla MacLeod, Caroline Ouellette, Cherie Piper, Cheryl Pounder, Colleen Sostorics, Kim St-Pierre, Vicky Sunohara, Sarah Vaillancourt, Katie Weatherston, Hayley WickenheiserIce HockeyWomen -
GoldCindy KlassenSpeed Skating - Long Track1,500m - Women -
GoldClara HughesSpeed Skating - Long Track5,000m - Women -
GoldChandra CrawfordSkiing - Cross-CountrySprint - Women -
GoldJenn HeilSkiing - FreestyleMoguls - Women -
SilverJeff PainSkeletonMen -
SilverPierre Lueders, Lascelles BrownBobsleighTwo-Man - Men -
SilverFrançois-Louis TremblaySpeed Skating - Short Track500m - Men -
SilverAlanna Kraus, Anouk Leblanc-Boucher, Amanda Overland, Kalyna Roberge, Tania VicentSpeed Skating - Short TrackRelay 3,000m - Women -
SilverCindy KlassenSpeed Skating - Long Track1,000m - Women -
SilverKristina GrovesSpeed Skating - Long Track1,500m - Women -
SilverArne Dankers, Steven Elm, Denny Morrison, Jason Parker, Justin WarsylewiczSpeed Skating - Long TrackTeam Pursuit - Men -
SilverKristina Groves, Clara Hughes, Cindy Klassen, Christine Nesbitt, Shannon RempelSpeed Skating - Long TrackTeam Pursuit - Women -
SilverÉric Bédard, Jonathan Guilmette, Charles Hamelin, François-Louis Tremblay, Mathieu TurcotteSpeed Skating - Short TrackRelay 5,000m - Men -
SilverSara Renner, Beckie ScottSkiing - Cross-CountryTeam Sprint - Women -
BronzeMellisa HollingsworthSkeletonWomen -
BronzeGlenys Bakker, Sandra Jenkins, Christine Keshen, Shannon Kleibrink, Amy NixonCurlingWomen -
BronzeAnouk Leblanc-BoucherSpeed Skating - Short Track500m - Women -
BronzeJeffrey ButtleFigure SkatingSingles - Men -
BronzeCindy KlassenSpeed Skating - Long Track3,000m - Women -
BronzeCindy KlassenSpeed Skating - Long Track5,000m - Women -
BronzeDominique MaltaisSnowboardSnowboard Cross - Women -

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