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Canada at the 1976 Summer Olympics

Canada at the Olympic Games

Flag of Canada
IOC code  CAN
NOC Canadian Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.ca (English) (French)
At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal
Competitors 385 (261 men and 124 women) in 23 sports
Flag bearer Abby Hoffman
Medals
Rank: 27
Gold
0
Silver
5
Bronze
6
Total
11
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Canada was the host nation for the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. 385 competitors, 261 men and 124 women, took part in 173 events in 23 sports.[1]

For the first, and so far only time in Summer Olympics history, the host nation failed to obtain a gold medal.

Contents

  • Medalists 1
    • Silver 1.1
    • Bronze 1.2
  • Archery 2
  • Athletics 3
  • Basketball 4
  • Boxing 5
  • Canoeing 6
  • Cycling 7
  • Diving 8
  • Equestrianism 9
  • Fencing 10
  • Football 11
  • Gymnastics 12
  • Handball 13
  • Hockey 14
  • Judo 15
  • Modern pentathlon 16
  • Rowing 17
  • Sailing 18
  • Shooting 19
  • Swimming 20
  • Volleyball 21
  • Water polo 22
  • Weightlifting 23
  • Wrestling 24
  • References 25

Medalists

Canada finished in 27th position in the final medal rankings, with five silver medals and six bronze medals.

Silver

Bronze

Archery

Canada was represented by two women and two men in Montreal. It was the second time Canadians had competed in archery. Lucille Lemay became the most successful Canadian Olympic archer by taking 5th place, surpassing Donald Jackson's 6th-place finish four years earlier. Canada placed sixth in the national standings for archery.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics

Men's 5.000 metres

Men's 10.000 metres

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Men's Marathon

Men's High Jump

  • Greg Joy
    • Qualification — 2.16m
    • Final — 2.23m (→ Silver Medal)
  • Robert Forget
    • Qualification — 2.05m (→ did not advance)

Men's Long Jump

  • Richard Rock
    • Qualification — 7.57m (→ did not advance)
  • Jim Buchanan
    • Qualification — 7.49m (→ did not advance)
  • Jim McAndrew
    • Qualification — 7.48m (→ did not advance)

Men's Discus Throw

  • Ain Roost
    • Qualification — 56.56m (→ did not advance)

Men's 20 km Race Walk

Women's Shot Put

Basketball

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A):
    • Defeated Japan (104-76)
    • Defeated Cuba (84-79)
    • Lost to Soviet Union (85-108)
    • Defeated Australia (81-69)
    • Defeated Mexico (92-84)
  • Semi Finals:
    • Lost to United States (77-96)
  • Bronze Medal Match:
    • Lost to Soviet Union (72-100) → 4th place
Women's Team Competition

Boxing

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)

Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

Men's Featherweight (– 57 kg)

Men's Light Welterweight (– 64 kg)

Men's Welterweight (– 67 kg)

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)

Men's Middleweight (– 75 kg)

Men's Light Heavyweight (– 81 kg)

Canoeing

Cycling

Eleven cyclists represented Canada in 1976.

Individual road race
Team time trial
Sprint
1000m time trial
Team pursuit

Diving

Equestrianism

Fencing

13 fencers, 9 men and 4 women, represented Canada in 1976.

Men's foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
  • George Varaljay
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil
Women's team foil

Football

Gymnastics

Handball

Men's Team Competition

Head Coach: Slobodan Misic

Women's Team Competition

Hockey

Men's Team Competition

The Men's National Team from Canada competed for the second time at the Summer Olympics. The squad finished tenth in the McGill University's Molson Stadium in Montreal.

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
    • Lost to Australia (0-3)
    • Defeated Argentina (3-1)
    • Lost to India (0-3)
    • Lost to Malaysia (0-1)
    • Lost to the Netherlands (1-3)
  • Classification Matches
    • 9th/12th place: Bye
    • 9th/10th place: Lost to Belgium (2-3) → Tenth place

Judo

Men's Lightweight (– 73 kg)

Men's Half-Middleweight (– 81 kg)

Men's Middleweight (– 90 kg)

Men's Half-Heavyweight (– 100 kg)

Men's Open Class

Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathletes represented Canada in 1976.

Individual
Team
  • John Hawes
  • George Skene
  • Jack Alexander

Rowing

Sailing

Shooting

Swimming

Volleyball

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
    • Lost to Czechoslovakia (0-3)
    • Lost to Poland (0-3)
    • Lost to South Korea (0-3)
    • Lost to Cuba (0-3)
  • Classification Matches
    • No match after Egypt withdrew → Ninth place
Women's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
    • Lost to Peru (2-3)
    • Lost to Hungary (1-3)
    • Lost to Japan (0-3)
  • Classification Matches
    • 5th/8th place: Lost to Cuba (2-3)
    • 7th/8th place: Lost to Peru (1-3) → 8th place

Water polo

Men's Team Competition

Weightlifting

Wrestling

References

  1. ^ "Canada at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
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