Canada at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Canada at the
1900 Summer Olympics
IOC code CAN
NOC Canadian Olympic Committee
Website (English) (French)
in Paris
Competitors 2 in 1 sport
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 0 1 2
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

The 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris were the first Olympics at which Canadian athletes participated. Two Canadians participated, although not as a national team (These were not introduced until later Olympics). Canada's Olympians were George Orton and Ronald J. MacDonald. Orton was the first Canadian to win a medal, finishing first in the 2500-metre steeplechase. He later finished third in the 400-metre hurdles and fifth in the 4000-metre steeplechase. Orton, who was at school at the University of Pennsylvania, had accompanied a United States delegation to the games.


Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold George Orton Athletics Men's 2500 metre Steeplechase
 Bronze Men's 400 metre Hurdles

Results by event


Both of Canada's competitors competed in athletics, with Orton taking a gold and a bronze medal to tie the nation for 4th on the athletics medal leaderboard.

Event Place Athlete Heat Final
400 metre hurdles 3rd George Orton Walkover
2nd, heat 2
2500 metre steeplechase 1st George Orton None held 7:34.4
4000 metre steeplechase 5th George Orton None held Unknown
Marathon 6th/7th Ronald MacDonald None held Unknown


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