469 athletes to represent Team Canada at Santiago 2023
Updated October 21, 2023
TORONTO (October 12, 2023) – On Thursday, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) announced that a Canadian delegation of 469 athletes, and 235 coaches and National Sport Organization support staff will be participating at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games.
The Santiago 2023 Pan American Games will officially open on Friday, October 20 and continue through Sunday, November 5. The competition will feature 39 sports and 61 disciplines. This will be the first time that the Pan American Games will take place in Chile.
The full list of Team Canada athletes and coaches with breakdown by sport and home province can be downloaded here.*
“Since I was named Chef de Mission earlier this year, my excitement for these Games has only grown with every team announcement and name added to Team Canada’s roster for Santiago 2023. Each of these almost 500 athletes comes with their own story and objectives, united by sport and all the values that we hold dear, that we share and that define us. With the full team now named and just over a week to go until the Opening Ceremony, I’m counting down the days until I’m on the ground in Santiago alongside them to support and cheer them on! Be ready to live sport achievements that will become part of Canadian sport history!”
– Olympic and Pan American champion Christine Girard, Team Canada’s Santiago 2023 Chef de Mission
“We are incredibly proud of this group of athletes that will represent Canada at Santiago 2023. These Games are special as they offer each athlete something different – whether it’s the opportunity to qualify your country for the next Olympic Games, to gain valuable experience or to shine a light on sports that don’t often get the opportunity to compete in major Games. It’s an amazing showcase for the place sport holds in the hearts and minds of Canadians and I look forward to seeing how these athletes will inspire us as momentum builds towards Paris 2024.”
– Eric Myles, COC Chief Sport Officer
“On behalf of the Government of Canada, congratulations to all the athletes, coaches and support staff representing Canada at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games. You are a great source of pride and inspiration to all Canadians to pursue their dreams. Team Canada’s success is the result of the tireless efforts of hundreds of athletes and their coaches, the National Sport and Multisport Service Organizations, and Canadian Sport Centres. The entire country, from coast to coast to coast, will be cheering you on as you compete. Go Canada Go!”
– The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Physical Activity
SANTIAGO 2023 CANADIAN FACTS AND FIGURES
Athletes who identify as female or are competing in women’s events: 265
Youngest: Fay De Fazio Ebert, 13 (November 19, 2009), skateboarding
Oldest: Beth Underhill, 61 (September 5, 1962), equestrian – jumping
Athletes who identify as male or are competing in men’s events: 208
Youngest: Nicholas Zhang, 17 (June 20, 2006), fencing
Oldest: Mario Deslauriers, 58 (February 23, 1965), equestrian – jumping
Provincial and territorial breakdown (by hometown):
Alberta – 45
British Columbia – 109
Manitoba – 7
New Brunswick – 2
Nova Scotia – 13
Ontario – 162
Prince Edward Island – 3
Quebec – 102
Saskatchewan – 11
Athletes with hometowns outside Canada: 15
Pan American Games medallists: 106
Olympic medallists: 14
Most Pan American Games: 5 previous appearances– Gregory Sych, shooting (2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019)
Furthest back Pan Am Games appearance – Beth Underhill, 1991 (equestrian – jumping)
There are 21 sports/disciplines that will have Olympic quota spots up for grabs at Santiago 2023. A full rundown can be found here.
* The following are athlete roster adjustments that occurred after the team nomination deadline:
- Handball – Katya Chan (in), Maksi Pallas (out)
- Fencing – Patrick Liu (in), Bogdan Hamilton (out)
- Cycling – Kiara Lylyk (in), Erin Attwell (out)
- Wrestling – Shauna Kuebeck (in), Justina Di Stasio (out)
- Open Water Swimming – Bailey O’Regan (in), Abby Dunford (out)
- Diving – Benjamin Tessier (additional quota)
- Squash – Nikole Todd (in), Danielle Letourneau is now a non-travelling alternate
NOTE TO MEDIA:
All Team Canada-related press resources regarding the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games Games will be published here: https://olympic.ca/press-resources/. This page will include resources such as on-site media contacts, daily Canadian results and schedules, flash quotes and more.
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