Norman Shutt

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameNorman L.•Shutt
Used nameNorman•Shutt
Born9 November 1929
Died19 February 2022
AffiliationsRoyal Canadian Air Force, Ottawa (CAN)
NOC Great Britain


Shropshire-born Norman Shutt was educated at Ludlow Grammar School. After World War II he joined the British Army for seven years, and served with the Royal Horse Guards in Germany and Austria. During this time he took part in the Army Skiing Championships.

After leaving the Army in 1953, Shutt became a police constable in the village of Harewood End in Herefordshire. He became captain of the Herefordshire Police athletics team and entered the National Police Cross-Country Championships. In 1956 Shutt joined the British squad to train for the Cortina Winter Olympics but never made the team. In 1957 he emigrated to Canada, and was selected for the 1960 Winter Games, at which time he was serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Shortly after the Squaw Valley Games, Shutt competed in the North American Nordic Skiing Championships at Banff. He subsequently returned to his native Shropshire.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Winter Olympics Biathlon GBR Norman Shutt
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 30
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) GBR Norman Shutt
15 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 52
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) DNS