Famous Canadian Athletes

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 1 Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson
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Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: December 30, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Falmouth, Jamaica

 2 Jay Silverheels

Jay Silverheels
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 26, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Six Nations Reservation, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Died: March 5, 1980

Indigenous Canadian actor Jay Silverheels gained international popularity for playing Tonto, the Native American companion of the protagonist in the American western TV series The Lone Ranger. As a young man, he excelled in athletics and became a lacrosse player. He later quit sports to pursue acting. He bred and raced Standardbred horses as a hobby. 

 3 Donovan Bailey

Donovan Bailey
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Famous As: Former Sprinter
Birthdate: December 16, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manchester, Jamaica

Donovan Bailey is a retired Jamaican-Canadian sprinter. He once held the world record for the 100 meters and is considered the greatest Canadian sprinter of all time. Noted for his top speed, he became the first Canadian to legally break the 10-second barrier in the 100 meters. In 2004,  he was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.

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 4 Christine Sinclair

Christine Sinclair
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Burnaby

 5 Jarome Iginla

Jarome Iginla
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Famous As: Former Ice hockey right winger
Birthdate: July 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

 6 Patrick Sharp

Patrick Sharp
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: December 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Winnipeg

 7 Rick Nash

Rick Nash
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: June 16, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brampton
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 8 Max Domi

Max Domi
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: March 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toronto

 9 Claude Giroux

Claude Giroux
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: January 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hearst

 10 Jamie Benn

Jamie Benn
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: July 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Victoria

 11 Rachel Homan

Rachel Homan
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Famous As: Curler
Birthdate: April 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ottawa

 12 Tom Longboat

Tom Longboat
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Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: June 4, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation
Died: January 9, 1949

 13 Player Uno

Player Uno
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: July 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gatineau, Canada

 14 Alex Pietrangelo

Alex Pietrangelo
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: January 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: King City

 15 Lloyd Eisler

Lloyd Eisler
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: April 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seaforth, Ontario

 16 Kaetlyn Osmond

Kaetlyn Osmond
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: December 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Marystown, Canada

 17 Elvis Stojko

Elvis Stojko
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: March 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

 18 Aaron Ekblad

Aaron Ekblad
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: February 7, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Windsor

 19 Patrick Côté

Patrick Côté
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Famous As: boxer
Birthdate: February 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rimouski

 20 Jonathan Drouin

Jonathan Drouin
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: March 28, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts

 21 Chris Kunitz

Chris Kunitz
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: September 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Regina

 22 Jeff Carter

Jeff Carter
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: January 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London

 23 Rick Hansen

Rick Hansen
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Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: August 26, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Port Alberni, Canada

 24 Ron Turcotte

Ron Turcotte
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Famous As: Jockey
Birthdate: July 22, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Drummond

 25 Kurt Browning

Kurt Browning
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Famous As: Sports commentator, Figure skater, Choreographer
Birthdate: June 18, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rocky Mountain House, Canada

 26 Stefanie Reid

Stefanie Reid
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Famous As: Track and field paralympian
Birthdate: October 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Zealand

 27 Harold Ballard

Harold Ballard
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Famous As: Player of Canadian football
Birthdate: July 30, 1903
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto
Died: April 11, 1990

 28 Damian Warner

Damian Warner
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Famous As: Track and field athlete
Birthdate: November 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada

 29 Natalie Spooner

Natalie Spooner
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: October 17, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Scarborough

 30 Sean Day

Sean Day
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: January 9, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leuven

 31 Nam Nguyen

Nam Nguyen
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: May 20, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ottawa

 32 Dan Hamhuis

Dan Hamhuis
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: December 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Smithers

 33 Mohammed Ahmed

Mohammed Ahmed
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: January 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mogadishu, Somalia

 34 Cindy Klassen

Cindy Klassen
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Famous As: Speed Skater
Birthdate: August 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

 35 Bruny Surin

Bruny Surin
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Famous As: Former track and field athlete
Birthdate: July 12, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cap-Haitien, Haiti

 36 Percy Williams

Percy Williams
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 19, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Died: November 29, 1982

 37 Lionel Conacher

Lionel Conacher
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 24, 1901
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: May 26, 1954

 38 Aaron Brown

Aaron Brown
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Famous As: Two-time Olympic medalist as part Canada's 4 × 100 m relay team at the 2016 and 2020 Summer Olympics
Birthdate: May 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 39 Jesse Lumsden

Jesse Lumsden
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Famous As: Bobsledder
Birthdate: August 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

 40 Bobbie Rosenfeld

Bobbie Rosenfeld
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: December 28, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dnipro, Ukraine
Died: November 14, 1969

 41 Myriam Bédard

Myriam Bédard
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: December 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ancienne-Lorette, Canada

 42 Lascelles Brown

Lascelles Brown
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: October 12, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: May Pen May Pen, Clarendon, Jamaica

 43 Mark McKoy

Mark McKoy
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Famous As: Gold medalist in the 110 metres hurdles at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics
Birthdate: December 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Georgetown, Guyana

 44 Lou Marsh

Lou Marsh
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: February 17, 1879
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Canada
Died: March 4, 1936

 45 Phil Edwards

Phil Edwards
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: September 23, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Georgetown, Guyana
Died: September 6, 1971

 46 Earl Thomson

Earl Thomson
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: February 15, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Prince Albert, Canada
Died: May 19, 1971

 47 Tracy Schmitt

Tracy Schmitt
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Unknown

 48 Rhoda Wurtele

Rhoda Wurtele
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Famous As: Skiing pioneers
Birthdate: January 21, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Lambert, Quebec, Canada

 49 Rhona Wurtele

Rhona Wurtele
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Famous As: Skiing pioneers
Birthdate: January 21, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Lambert, Quebec, Canada
Died: January 17, 2020

 50 Pete Desjardins

Pete Desjardins
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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: April 10, 1907
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St-Pierre-Jolys, Canada
Died: May 6, 1985