Creator(s): Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
This Community Memories exhibit celebrates Manitoba's rich Olympic heritage, from the province's first appearance at the Olympics in 1920 where it won a gold medal for Canada, to the Olympics in Salt Lake City. A team from Manitoba, the Winnipeg Falcons Hockey Club, went down in history as winning the first Olympic Gold Medal in hockey at the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. The Falcons, a team composed mainly of Icelandic Manitobans from the community of Gimli, swept the competition and came out on top. Since then, Manitobans have had success in many sports at the Winter Olympics.