1956 Cortina d’Ampezzo

1956 Cortina d’Ampezzo

In 1956, it was Italy’s turn to host the 7th edition of the Olympic Winter Games. Canadian athletes won three medals at the Games in Cortina d’Ampezzo.

1960 Squaw Valley

1960 Squaw Valley

Eight of the 56 Canadian athletes who participated in the 1960 Games in Squaw Valley, California, were figure skaters. Canadian champion Donald Jackson won the bronze medal in men’s singles while Canadian pair Barbara Wagner and Robert Paul added a gold medal to a string of international successes.

1964 Innsbruck

1964 Innsbruck

The weather in Innsbruck, Austria in February 1964 was the mildest the popular sport centre had experienced in 58 years. Three thousand Austrian soldiers hauled 40,000 cubic meters of snow to the ski courses.

1968 Grenoble

1968 Grenoble

Of the nearly 1,200 athletes who met in Grenoble, France in 1968 for the X Olympic Winter Games, 70 were Canadians.

1972 Sapporo

1972 Sapporo

These were the first Winter Games to be held in an Asian country and the Japanese spent a record amount to stage the Games in Sapporo.

1976 Innsbruck

1976 Innsbruck

The WInter Games returned to Innsbruck 12 years after its first turn as host. Denver had been awarded the Games but later pulled out leaving Innsbruck to step in with its ready venues.

1980 Lake Placid

1980 Lake Placid

Lake Placid hosted the Games for the second time as the United States becomes the first country to host three different Winter Games.

1984 Sarajevo

1984 Sarajevo

The capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina welcomed the world to Yugoslavia where the star of the Canadian team was speed skater Gaétan Boucher who won three medals.

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