The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. In this first revival of an ancient Greek festival, Canadian athletes did not win any medals. The first gold medal winning Canadian was George Orton, who won gold in the 2500m steeplechase at the 1900 Olympics held in Paris. As Canada grew as a country, the medal count grew as well. The medal tally grew from three gold and one silver in 1904, to three gold, four silver and six bronze at the 1908 Olympics. Canada continued to develop its athletes and the athletes continued to bring home the medals. In 1928 Canada asserted it…
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