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Johnny Coward

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn "Johnny"•Coward
Used nameJohnny•Coward
Born28 August 1907 in Ambleside, Cumbria, England (GBR)
Died8 February 1989 in Fort Frances, Ontario (CAN)
AffiliationsRichmond Hawks, Twickenham (GBR)
NOC(s) Great Britain


After missing the opening match against Sweden, Johnny “Red” Coward of Richmond Hawks played at left-wing in the remaining six matches at the 1936 Olympics. He was also a member of the British team at the 1937 World Championships. When his hockey career in Britain ended, Coward settled in Canada.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1936 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) Ice Hockey, Men Olympic Great Britain 1 Gold Representing Great Britain    

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