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.
The Games of the XXIX Olympiad were China’s first as Olympic Games host and they featured a stunning Opening Ceremony and venues of unique, awe-inspiring design. They were also very successful for Canada.
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.