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Herbert Nicol

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHerbert Saint John•Nicol
Used nameHerbert•Nicol
Born12 April 1873 in Birmingham, West Midlands, England (GBR)
Died10 February 1950 in North Vancouver, British Columbia (CAN)
AffiliationsOld Edwardians, Birmingham (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


The son of a Scottish-born bank clerk, Herbert Nicol was the youngest of five children. He went on to become a bank clerk and a good rugby player. He was a three-quarter with the Old Edwardians, while his brother William Percy played at full-back for both the Edwardians and the Midlands Counties. The captain of his club side in the 1899-1900 season, Herbert went on to play for the Moseley Wanderers at the 1900 Paris Olympics.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Rugby (Rugby) GBR Herbert Nicol
Rugby, Men (Olympic) Moseley Wanderers =2 Silver