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Capital
Ottawa

Population
31,330,000

Independence
1867
National sports hero
Wayne Gretzky (ice hockey)

Watch out for
Roland Green (mountain biking)

Canada has been represented at every Games and stand third on the all-time medal table with 1,112 – 356 of them gold.

They sent a team of 272 to Kuala Lumpur and picked up 30 golds in a total haul of 99.

Canadians have been prolific in every discipline but are particularly strong in gymnastics and swimming.

Did you know?
Canada’s Alexandre Despatie was just 13 when he won diving gold on the men’s tower in the 1998 Games in Kuala Lumpur.

He is back to defend his title this time.

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