Syl Apps was an all-around athlete and the all-Canadian boy who initially turned down a professional hockey contract so that he could compete at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.
A two-time Olympian, Canadian diver George Athans, Sr. competed at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin and the 1948 Olympic Games in London.
Frank Amyot won Canada’s only gold medal at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. His victory in the C-1 1000m was Canada’s last summer Olympic gold medal until 1952.
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