The 'Canada and the Olympics' Infographic is Patriotic

 - Jul 26, 2012
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The 'Canada and the Olympics' infographic provides insightful stats on where this proud red and white country stands in the national rankings. Canada has competed in the summer games since 1900 and has won 266 medals since.

Canadians have faced a strong showing in events such as track and field, swimming and rowing. From 1980-1988, the proud Northern nation saw a huge spike in medal wins during the Los Angeles Summer Olympics. Despite Canada being known for its maple leaf, the flag and symbol was used to recognize athletes 60 years before its official mandate. A notable athlete worth mentioning is speed skater Clara Hughes, who is only athlete to be decorated at both the Summer and Winter Olympics.

Get pumped to cheer on your canucks with the Canada and the Olympics infographic.