Olympic gold medallist Daniel Nestor made his fifth consecutive appearance at the Olympic Games in 2012. In London he competed in the men’s doubles tournament with partner Vasek Pospisil. The duo finished in ninth place.
It was at the Centennial Olympic Games that Canada recorded its best ever medal total in a non-boycotted Games, winning 22 medals, highlighted by three gold medals. Two of those came from the track, where on back-to-back Saturday nights Donovan Bailey first captured the title of world’s fastest man with his victory in the 100m in world record time of 9.84 seconds and then anchored the 4x100m relay team (also featuring Carlton Chambers, Robert Esmie, Glenroy Gilbert, Bruny Surin) to gold.