Canada has sent athletes to every Winter Olympic Games and almost every Summer Olympic Games since its debut at the 1900 games with the exception of the 1980 Summer Olympics, which it boycotted. Canada has won at least one medal at every Olympics in which it has competed. The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is the National Olympic Committee for Canada. At the 2010 Winter Olympics which they hosted in Vancouver, Canada finished atop the medal standings for the first time, winning the most gold medals of any country.
A Little History
Canada is a country in the northern half of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world's second-largest country by total area and the fourth-largest country by land area. Canada's border with the United States is the world's longest land border. Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land territory being dominated by forest and tundra and the Rocky Mountains; about four-fifths of the country's population of 35 million people live near the southern border. The majority of Canada has a cold or severely cold winter climate, but southerly areas are warm in summer.
The land now called Canada has been inhabited for millennia by various Aboriginal peoples. Beginning in the 15th century, British and French colonies were established on the Atlantic coast, with the first establishment of a region called "Canada" occurring in 1537. As a consequence of various conflicts, the United Kingdom gained and lost territories within British North America until it was left, in the late 18th century, with what mostly geographically comprises Canada today. Pursuant to the British North America Act, on July 1, 1867, the colonies of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia joined to form the autonomous federal Dominion of Canada. This began an accretion of provinces and territories to the self-governing Dominion to the present ten provinces and three territories forming modern Canada. In 1931, Canada achieved near total independence from the United Kingdom with the Statute of Westminster 1931, and full sovereignty was attained when the Canada Act 1982 removed the last remaining ties of legal dependence on the British parliament.
Canada is a federal parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II being the head of state. The country is officially bilingual at the federal level. It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries. Its advanced economy is the eleventh largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks. Canada's long and complex relationship with the United States has had a significant impact on its economy and culture.
Canada is a developed country and has the tenth highest nominal per capita income globally, and the ninth highest ranking in the Human Development Index. It ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, and education. Canada is a Commonwealth Realm member of the Commonwealth of Nations, a member of the Francophonie, and part of several major international and intergovernmental institutions or groupings including the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the G8, the Group of Ten, the G20, the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.
Canadian Olympic Triathlon Team
Here are the confirmed Canadian triathletes to participate at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Click on the athletes social media icons to read more about them.
Tyler Mislawchuk Triathlete
Tyler Mislawchuk was born on August 19, 1994 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He continues to demonstrate he is in the mix with the world’s elite after his fourth top-15 finish this year.
View full results history of Tyler Mislawchuk Here *Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
Sarah-Anne Brault Triathlete
Sarah-Anne Brault was born on December 1, 1989 in Lévis, Quebec, Canada. She has the drive to focus on her weaknesses and then eliminate them with targeted drills from the Wizards.
View full results history of Sarah-Anne Brault Here *Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
Andrew Yorke Triathlete
Andrew Yorke was born on December 20, 1988 in Caledon East, Ontario, Canada. He has some impressive finishes under his belt, with several top 10 finishes at major races in the last few years, looking to lead the team at the Summer Olympics in Rio 2016.
View full results history of Andrew Yorke Here *Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
Amelie Kretz Triathlete
Amelie Kretz was born on May 19, 1993 in St-Agathe-des-monts, Québec, Canada. Despite being relatively young, she was named elite junior of the year in 2012, U23 of the year in 2013 and 2014, senior elite of the year in 2015 by Triathlon Canada.
View full results history of Amelie Kretz Here *Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
Kirsten Sweetland Triathlete
Kirsten Sweetland was born on September 24, 1988 in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. She is the Junior World Champion of the year 2006, and the 2010 U23 World Championship silver medalist, and is focused on being a good role model for Canadian youth during her quest to become an Olympic and World Champion in triathlon.
View full results history of Kirsten Sweetland Here *Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
Canadian Paralympic Triathlon Team
Here are the confirmed Canadian paratriathletes to participate at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Click on the athletes social media icons to read more about them.
Stefan Daniel Paratriathlete
Stefan Daniel was born on February 22, 1997 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Born with bilateral radial club hands, he won a bronze and silver medal in his first two trips to the para-triathlon worlds, in 2013 and 2014, and 2015 World Champion.
View full results history of Stefan Daniel Here *Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
Chantal Givens Paratriathlete
Chantal Givens born in June 1, 1978 in Canada. Three-time Canadian Paratriathlon Champion and a member of the 2014-15 Canadian Elite Paratriathlon Team. Placed 4th twice at the World Championships in 2013, 2014. 2015 Continental Champion.
View full results history of Chantal Givens Here *Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
Christine Robbins Paratriathlete
Christine Robbins born in May 24, 1978 in Ottawa, Canada. 2015 Para-triathlon Canadian Champion, Second place at 2015 World Para-triathlon, 2013 National Para-triathlon Championshion, 2013 Toronto Triathlon Festival Champion.
View full results history of Christine Robbins Here *Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.
Since making their Olympic debut at Sydney 2000, triathletes have been pushing themselves to the limit in swimming, cycling and running, with the first to the finish line taking gold. There will be men’s and women’s individual events in Copacabana.
Member of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC). Member of the International Triathlon Union (ITU), world governing body for triathlon and duathlon. ITU is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). ITU is a member of the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF). Member of Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) Member of the American Triathlon Confederation (CAMTRI)
The International Triathlon Union was founded one year later, on April 1, 1989, at the first ITU Congress in Avignon, France. A total of 30 National Federations attended the initial Congress and preparations were made for the sport’s first World Championships to be held in Avignon in August of 1989. At this meeting the Olympic distance was set at a 1.5-km swim, 40-km bike and 10-km run. More than 800 athletes representing 40 countries competed in the first World Championships. Canada’s Les McDonald was elected as ITU’s first president in 1989.