George Shepherd

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGeorge Andrew•Shepherd
Used nameGeorge•Shepherd
Born23 April 1938 in Port Colborne, Ontario (CAN)
Died19 May 2022 in Toronto, Ontario (CAN)
Measurements183 cm / 74 kg
Affiliations?, Toronto (CAN)
NOC Canada


George Shepherd was a sprinter and hurdler. Shepherd represented Canada at the 1958 and 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games and the 1960 Roma Olympics. In the 440-yard hurdles, Shepherd finished in sixth-place at the 1958 Commonwealth Games, and held the Canadian national record in the event from 1958 to 1963. Shepherd later worked for the Toronto Telegram and the Toronto Star, setting up indoor athletic meets. He was inducted into the Athletics Ontario Hall of Fame in 2015.

Personal Best: 400H – 51.9y (1962).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics CAN George Shepherd
400 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 4 h2 r1/3
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Canada DNS
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Canada DNS