2010 Vancouver
  • Duration:
    February 12 to 28, 2010
  • Nations Participating:
  • Events:
  • Competing Athletes:
    2566 (1522 men, 1044 women)
  • Canadian Competitors:
    202 (114 men, 88 women)
  • Medals Won:
    26 (14 G, 7 S, 5 B)

XXI Olympic Winter Games

As a third-time Olympic host, Canada sent its largest ever Winter Games team to Vancouver and earned a record number of medals.

Clara Hughes, the only athlete to ever win multiple medals at both the Summer and Winter Games, was given the honour of carrying the Canadian flag into the Opening Ceremony at BC Place. She would go on to record her sixth career Olympic medal, bronze in long track speed skating’s 5000m event, tying her as Canada’s most decorated Olympian with fellow speed skater Cindy Klassen. That was one of 26 medals won by the Canadian Olympic Team in Vancouver, the most the country has ever won at a Winter Games. The Games were capped by Sidney Crosby’s “Golden Goal”, the overtime winner in men’s ice hockey against the United States that gave Canada its 14th gold medal of the Games, the most any country has ever won at a single Winter Games. Figure skater Joannie Rochette captured the hearts of all Canadians by winning a bronze medal just days after the sudden death of her mother and was given the honour of being the country’s flag bearer at the Closing Ceremony.

In total, Canada collected 14 gold, seven silver and five bronze medals. Canada also recorded an all-time high of 71 top-eight finishes, which included 23 fourth- and fifth-place finishes (including medals). Both of those figures led all countries at the 2010 Games. Canada’s medals were won in nine different sports while top-eight finishes were recorded in 13 of the 15 sports on the Olympic program.

Olympic Oath (athletes)
Hayley Wickenheiser (ice hockey)

Olympic Oath (officials)
Michel Verrault (short track speed skating)

Lighting Olympic Cauldron
Catriona Le May Doan, Steve Nash, Nancy Greene, Wayne Gretzky

Official Opening
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michäelle Jean, Governor General of Canada

Medal Count








1United States9151337
7South Korea66214
11Switzerland6 - 39
13Czech Republic2 - 46
16Japan - 325
17Finland - 145
18Australia21 - 3
T21Croatia - 213
T21Slovenia - 213
23Latvia - 2 - 2
24Great Britain1 - - 1
T25Kazakhstan - 1 - 1
T25Estonia - 1 - 1

Canadian Medallists







GoldKaillie Humphries, Heather MoyseBobsleighTwo-Man - Women -
GoldKevin Martin John Morris Marc Kennedy Ben Hebert Adam EnrightCurlingMen -
GoldTessa Virtue, Scott MoirFigure SkatingIce Dance - Mixed -
GoldAlexandre BilodeauSkiing - FreestyleMoguls - Men -
GoldAshleigh McIvorSkiing - FreestyleSki Cross - Women -
GoldPatrice Bergeron, Dan Boyle, Martin Brodeur, Sidney Crosby, Drew Doughty, Marc-André Fleury, Ryan Getzlaf, Dany Heatley, Jarome Iginla, Duncan Keith, Roberto Luongo, Patrick Marleau, Brenden Morrow, Rick Nash, Scott Niedermayer, Corey Perry, Christopher Pronger, Mike Richards, Brent Seabrook, Eric Staal, Joe Thornton, Jonathan Toews, Shea WeberIce HockeyMen -
GoldMeghan Agosta, Gillian Apps, Tessa Bonhomme, Jennifer Botterill, Jayna Hefford, Haley Irwin, Rebecca Johnston, Becky Kellar, Gina Kingsbury, Charline Labonté, Carla MacLeod, Meaghan Mikkelson, Caroline Ouellette, Cherie Piper, Marie-Philip Poulin, Colleen Sostorics, Kim St-Pierre, Shannon Szabados, Sarah Vaillancourt, Catherine Ward, Hayley WickenheiserIce HockeyWomen -
GoldJon MontgomerySkeletonMen -
GoldMaëlle RickerSnowboardSnowboard Cross - Women -
GoldJasey-Jay AndersonSnowboardParallel Giant Slalom - Men -
GoldChristine NesbittSpeed Skating - Long Track1,000m - Women -
GoldDenny Morrison, Lucas Makowsky, Mathieu GirouxSpeed Skating - Long TrackTeam Pursuit - Men -
GoldGuillaume Bastille, Charles Hamelin, François Hamelin, Olivier Jean, François-Louis TremblaySpeed Skating - Short TrackRelay 5,000m - Men -
GoldCharles HamelinSpeed Skating - Short Track500m - Men -
SilverCori Bartel, Cheryl Bernard, Carolyn Darbyshire-McRorie, Kristie Moore, Susan O'ConnorCurlingWomen -
SilverJenn HeilSkiing - FreestyleMoguls - Women -
SilverMike RobertsonSnowboardSnowboard Cross - Men -
SilverKristina GrovesSpeed Skating - Long Track1,500m - Women -
SilverJessica Gregg, Kalyna Roberge, Marianne St-Gelais, Tania VicentSpeed Skating - Short TrackRelay 3,000m - Women -
SilverMarianne St-GelaisSpeed Skating - Short Track500m - Women -
SilverHelen Upperton, Shelley-Ann BrownBobsleighTwo-Man - Women -
BronzeJoannie RochetteFigure SkatingSingles - Women -
BronzeKristina GrovesSpeed Skating - Long Track3,000m - Women -
BronzeClara HughesSpeed Skating - Long Track5,000m - Women -
BronzeFrançois-Louis TremblaySpeed Skating - Short Track500m - Men -
BronzeDavid Bissett, Lascelles Brown, Chris Le Bihan, Lyndon RushBobsleighFour-Man - Men -
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