The 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris were the first Olympics at which a Canadian athlete participated. Two Canadians entered, though national teams as they are now were not introduced until later Olympics. Canada's Olympians were George Orton and Ronald J. MacDonald. Orton was the first Canadian to win a medal, finishing first in the 2500 metre steeplechase. He later finished third in the 400 metre hurdles and fifth in the 4000 metre steeplechase. Orton, who was at school at the University of Pennsylvania, had accompanied a United States delegation to the games.