Judo joined the Canada Winter Games program during the second Winter Games in 1971 in Saskatoon, SK. Originally only featuring male events, women’s events were added for the 1987 Canada Winter Games.
Judo made its very first appearance at the Olympic Games in 1964 in Tokyo, and after sitting out the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, has been on the program ever since the 1972 Games in Munich. Women’s judo was added to the Games in 1992 in Barcelona.
Canada Games alumnus Nicolas Gill is Canada’s most successful Olympic judoka, winning bronze at Barcelona 1992 and silver at Sydney 2000.