George Canning

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGeorge Walter•Canning
Used nameGeorge•Canning
Born23 August 1889 in Bermondsey, England (GBR)
Died17 June 1955 in Rochford, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


George Canning was a member of the City of London Police team which won the sixth and last Olympic Tug-of-War title in 1920. In Antwerp, the London policemen beat the USA, Belgium and Holland in two straight pulls and the British victory occupied, in total, less than two and a half minutes. Canning resigned from the police force in December 1935.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Tug-Of-War GBR George Canning
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 1 Gold