George Underwood

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGeorge Bernard•Underwood
Used nameGeorge•Underwood
Born4 November 1884 in Manchester, New Hampshire (USA)
Died28 August 1943 in Boston, Massachusetts (USA)
Measurements176 cm / 74 kg
AffiliationsNYAC, New York (USA)
NOC United States


After running in the 400 m and 800 m at the 1904 Olympics, George Underwood won a gold medal as a member of the New York AC team that won the four-mile team race. Individually, Underwood placed fifth in the 10-man field. Underwood later became a well-known sportswriter. He was boxing editor of the New York World, sports editor of the New York Morning Telegraph, sports editor and columnist for the Boston American, and a news editor for the Boston Globe. He also served as publicity director for the Madison Square Garden.

Personal Bests: 400 – unknown; 800 – 1:56.5 (1904).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Athletics USA George Underwood
400 metres, Men (Olympic) AC
800 metres, Men (Olympic) 4
4 miles, Team, Men (Olympic) New York Athletic Club 1 Gold
440 yards, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 2