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Canada Games – Canada Games Alumni Shine at Rio Olympics

(August 22nd, 2016) Ottawa – Canada had a remarkable showing in Rio, winning the most medals in our nation’s history (in a non-boycotted Summer Games). 

Canada Games alumni played an integral role in Canada’s success. 

Of the 22 medals won, Canada Games alumni contributed to 14 (64%). If we only take into account sports that had alumni representation, the number jumps to 70% (14/20). 

Below is the list of Canada Games alumni who medalled in Rio. 


Patricia Obee (2009-BC) & Linsday Jennerich (2001-BC)
Silver in Lighweight Double Sculls // Argent au deux de couple poids léger
Andre De Grasse (2013-ON)
 Silver in 200m // Argent au 200 m
Sandrine Mainville (2009-QC)
Bronze in 4 x 100m freestyle relay // Bronze au 4 x 100 m libre
Kylie Masse (2013-ON)
Bronze in 100m backstroke // Bronze au 4 x 100 m libre
Meghan Benfeito (2005-QC)
Bronze in synchro 10m platform // Bronze au 10 m synchro
Hilary Caldwell (2009-BC)
 Bronze in 200m backstroke // Bronze au 200 m dos
Katerine Savard (2009-QC)
 Bronze in 4 x 200m freestyle relay // Bronze au 4 x 200 m libre
Laura Brown (2005-AB)
 Bronze in team pusuit // 
Bronze à la poursuite par équipes (cyclisme)
Brianne Theisen-Eaton (2005-SK)
 Bronze in heptathlon // Bronze au heptathlon
Andre De Grasse (2013-ON)
 Bronze in 100m // Bronze au 100 m
Meghan Benfeito (2005-QC)
 Bronze in 10m platform // Bronze à la plateforme 10 m
Bronze in soccer // Bronze au soccer

Rhian Wilkinson (2001-QC) 
Diana Matheson (2001-ON) 
Allysha Chapman(2005-ON) 
Desiree Scott (2005-MB) 
Shelina Zadorsky

Andre De Grasse (2013-ON) & Akeem Haynes (2009-AB)
 Bronze in 4 x 100m relay // Bronze au 4 x 100 m
Catharine Pendrel (2001-NB)
Bronze in cross-country // Bronze en cross-country (cyclisme)
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About the Canada Games
Held once every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games represent the highest level of national competition for up and coming Canadian athletes. The Games have been hosted in every province at least once since their inception in Quebec City during Canada’s Centennial in 1967. The Games are proud of their contribution to Canada’s sport development system in addition to their lasting legacy of sport facilities, community pride and national unity. 

The 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg are the 50th anniversary of the Canada Games and will be held from July 28th to August 13th. 

The 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer will be held from February 15th to March 3rd. 

The organization of the Canada Games is made possible thanks to the contribution and support of the Government of Canada, provincial/territorial governments, host municipalities and the Canada Games Council