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Colonel Rice

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Wylie "Colonel"•Rice
Used nameColonel•Rice
Other namesCornelius
Born18 February 1881 in Cincinnati, Ohio (USA)
Died12 February 1941 in San Mateo, California (USA)
AffiliationsArgonaut Rowing Club, Toronto (CAN)
NOC(s) Canada


C. W. Rice was a member of the Toronto Argonaut Rowing Club when he was selected to represent Canada at the 1904 Summer Olympics. There, alongside Arthur Bailey, Phil Boyd, Thomas Loudon, Donald MacKenzie, Pat Reiffenstein, George Strange, William Wadsworth, and Joe Wright, Sr., he lost to the Vesper Boat Club of the United States in the final of the coxed eights. As there were only two teams in the event, however, Canada earned a silver medal. Rice continued to row for the Argonauts after the Olympics and helped them capture the coxless fours and eights titles at the 1905 edition of Canada’s Henley Royal Regatta.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1904 Summer Olympics Rowing Coxed Eights, Men Olympic Toronto Argonauts 2 Silver Representing Canada    

Research notes

Name given as C. W. Rice by Philadelphia Inquirer 1904 when publishing Olympic entries.

Created: Taavi Kalju at January 06, 2010 10:21, Last edited: Taavi Kalju at January 06, 2010 10:21