Paul Hannam

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePaul Davidson•Hannam
Used namePaul•Hannam
Born7 October 1971 in Vancouver, British Columbia (CAN)
Died16 July 2022
Measurements180 cm / 66 kg
AffiliationsRoyal Vancouver Yacht Club, Vancouver (CAN)
NOC Canada


Paul Hannam of Vancouver took up sport sailing as a teenager and hit his prime during the mid-1990s when he was selected, alongside Brian Storey, to represent Canada in the 470 class at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. There, the duo placed 20th in a field of 36 teams, with a best finish of fourth in the final race. By career, Hannam studied medicine at the University of British Columbia, graduating in 1999, and later became the Chief of Emergency Medicine at North York General Hospital in Toronto. He also worked as a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto and remained active athletically as a marathon runner.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Sailing CAN Paul Hannam
Two Person Dinghy, Men (Olympic) Brian Storey 20