What year did Canada first participate in the Olympics?
1900 for the Summer Olympics and 1924 for the Winter Olympics.
204 National Olympic Committees participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Not all of these committees represent a sovereign nation, however. Vatican City and Kosovo were two countries that did not participate, and Brunei (who does have a NOC) also did not participate in the Olympics that year. So in total, 192 countries participated in addition to 12 dependent/autonomous territories. The 2008 Beijing Olympics were the first Olympics that Serbia and Montenegro competed in separately, and…
There was a lone athlete representing India at the 1900 Games in Paris. His name was Norman Pritchard (born in Calcutta) and he won silver medals in the 200 meter dash and 200 meter hurdles. The first year India sent a team of athletes to the Olympics was the 1920 Games in Antwerp. India has competed in every Summer Olympics since 1920.
You can be as young as 13 to participate in the Olympics but you must register a year before because the Olympics are so important and they take a LONG time to get ready for. If you don't believe me then research Sarah Willson a 13 year old Olympic Gymnastic! To answer your question, however, then yes you can be 15 to join the Olympics with the right qualifications.
There will be no game in 2010, because of the change in the collective bargaining agreement, and the fact that it is an Olympic year, as it will mark the first time that an NHL city has hosted an Olympics since the NHL allowed its players to participate in Olympics, as Vancouver hosts the Winter Olympics; the opening ceremony there is scheduled to take place February 12, 2010.