Ernest Thorne

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameErnest Arthur•Thorne
Used nameErnest•Thorne
Born7 June 1887 in Wandsworth, England (GBR)
Died18 November 1968 in Taplow, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Ernest Thorne was just one of three members of the City of London Police team to make their Olympic début in 1920. The others were Harry Stiff and George Canning. Thorne pulled in all three matches, against the United States, Belgium and Netherlands, which the police team, representing Great Britain, won 2-0 each time.


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