July 17, 1976 – Montreal Summer Olympics begin

July 17, 1976 – Montreal Summer Olympics begin

On July 17, 1976 the Games of the XXI Olympiad officially opened at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, making it the first Canadian city to host the Olympic Games.

Canada went on to win 5 silver medals and 6 bronze medals at the games.

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