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John Tynan

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJoseph Christopher "John"•Tynan
Used nameJohn•Tynan
Born5 December 1925 in Wellington (NZL)
Died23 August 2020
NOC(s) New Zealand


At the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, John Tynan was a member of the New Zealand field hockey team that placed sixth overall at the tournament; Tynan appeared in at least four of the squad’s six matches. This was the most notable moment of his international field hockey career, although he was a member of the New Zealand national team for many years, from 1948 through 1956. He was also active a cricketer with the Wellington team, playing four first-class cricket matches with them between 1952 and 1954.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1956 Summer Olympics Hockey Hockey, Men Olympic New Zealand 6 NZL John Tynan