Art Child

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameArthur John "Art"•Child
Used nameArt•Child
Born15 September 1916 in West Ham, England (GBR)
Died30 June 1996 in Dundas, Ontario (CAN)
Measurements180 cm / 71 kg
AffiliationsWembley Lions, Wembley (GBR)
NOC Great Britain
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


The Great Britain reserve goaltender at the 1936 Olympics, Art Child was born in London during World War I, but his family moved to Canada after the War. Child started playing minor league hockey and was gaining a reputation as a good goalie, before a move back to England in 1935 when he joined the Wembley Lions. He then had one season at Earl’s Court Rangers and then played with Wembley Monarchs, before returning to Canada in 1941, where he got a job with the American Can Company as a marketing director. He also resumed his hockey career with Hamilton Tigers, and then briefly with Kansas City Pla-Mors, before returning to the Tigers. Child won seven Ontario titles with the Tigers in 10 seasons. He died while playing golf in 1996.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) GBR Art Child
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 1 Gold

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