George Vivian

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGeorge Lane•Vivian
Used nameGeorge•Vivian
Born4 October 1872 in Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario (CAN)
Died6 October 1936 in Toronto, Ontario (CAN)
NOC Canada
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


Torontonian George Vivian’s greatest success in trap shooting came at the 1908 Summer Olympics where, alongside George Beattie, Walter Ewing, Mylie Fletcher, David McMackon, and Arthur Westover, he won a silver medal in the team event. He also competed individually and finished joint-20th, with William Morris of Great Britain. He committed suicide by gunshot shortly after his 64th birthday, for unknown reasons.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Shooting CAN George Vivian
Trap, Men (Olympic) =20
Trap, Team, Men (Olympic) Canada 2 Silver

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