George Charles Calnan (January 18, 1900 – April 4, 1933) was a United States Navy officer who also competed for the United States as a fencer. Competing in four Summer Olympics, he earned three bronze medals (Individual épée: 1928, Team foil: 1932, Team épée: 1932)
|Representing the United States|
|1928 Amsterdam||Epee, individual|
|1932 Los Angeles||Foil, team|
|1932 Los Angeles||Epee, team|
A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Calnan did not start fencing until he was a student at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. By the time he was a senior, he was captain of the Navy's fencing team. Two years later, Calnan competed for the US at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris where he finished tied for fifth in the team épée competition. Calnan took the Olympic Oath at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
He was posthumously inducted in the US Fencing Hall of Fame in 1963, among the first inductees.
- Hickoksport.com biography of Calnan at archive.today (archived January 25, 2013)
- IOC 1932 Summer Olympics
- US Fencing Hall of Fame profile at the Wayback Machine (archived February 14, 2008)
- Wallechinsky, David (1984). "Fencing". In The Complete Book of the Olympics: 1896-1980. New York: Penguin Books. pp. 248, 252, 256.