Canada at the
1936 Summer Olympics
Canadian Red Ensign 1921-1957 (with disc).svg
IOC codeCAN
NOCCanadian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.ca (in English and French)
in Berlin, Germany
August 1–16, 1936
Competitors97 in 12 sports
Flag bearerJames Worrall
Medals
Ranked 17th
Gold
1
Silver
3
Bronze
5
Total
9
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Canada competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. 97 competitors, 79 men and 18 women, took part in 69 events in 12 sports.[1]

In preparation for the Olympics, Canadian Olympic Committee secretary-treasurer Fred Marples urged for branches of the Amateur Athletic Union of Canada (AAU of C) to raise funds to make the Canadian Olympic team as large as it could be.[2] He stated that the Government of Canada would contribute C$10,000 towards the national team, and that the Olympic Committee sought to maximize profits from the 1936 Canadian Track and Field Championships to provide additional funding for the Olympic team.[3]

AAU of C president W. A. Fry self-published a book covering Canadian achievements at the 1936 Winter Olympics and 1936 Summer Olympics. His 1936 book, Canada at eleventh Olympiad 1936 in Germany : Garmisch-Partenkirchen, February 6th to 13th, Berlin, August 1st to 16th, was printed by the Dunnville Chronicle presses and subtitled an official report of the Canadian Olympic Committee.[4] He wrote that Canadians did very well at the 1936 Olympic games despite having one-tenth of the population of other countries. He opined that the length of the Canadian winter negatively affected summer training, and that Canadian athletes were underfunded compared to other countries.[5]

Medalists

Version of the Canadian flag carried at the Opening Ceremony of the 1936 Olympic Games by James Worrall[6]
Version of the Canadian flag carried at the Opening Ceremony of the 1936 Olympic Games by James Worrall[6]

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Basketball

Main article: Basketball at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Canoeing

Main article: Canoeing at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Six cyclists, all male, represented Canada in 1936.

Individual road race
Team road race
Sprint
Time trial
Team pursuit

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Eight fencers, five men and three women, represented Canada in 1936.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Canada had ten rowers participate in two out of seven rowing events in 1936.[7]

Men's single sculls
Men's eight

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Art competitions

Main article: Art competitions at the 1936 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "Canada at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 9 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Montreal Offers $5,000 For Track Championships". Winnipeg Free Press. Winnipeg, Manitoba. 23 November 1935. p. 26.icon of an open green padlock
  3. ^ "$10,000 Federal Government Grant Will Not Cover Expenses". Winnipeg Free Press. Winnipeg, Manitoba. 14 January 1936. p. 15.icon of an open green padlock
  4. ^ Canada at eleventh Olympiad 1936 in Germany : Garmisch-Partenkirchen, February 6th to 13th, Berlin, August 1st to 16th : official report of the Canadian Olympic Committee, 1933-1936. OCLC 49104336.
  5. ^ "Praises Showing of Canadians at Berlin Olympics". Lethbridge Herald. Lethbridge, Alberta. 23 September 1936. p. 10.icon of an open green padlock
  6. ^ "1936 Berlin Olympics Opening Ceremony". YouTube. International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 19 December 2021. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  7. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Canada Rowing at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 3 May 2018.