Harold Wright (athlete)

Harold Madison Wright, CC (December 10, 1908 – December 11, 1997) was a Canadian engineer and athlete.

Harold Wright

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President, Canadian Field Hockey Association
In office
President, Canadian Olympic Association
In office
Director, Organizing Committee, Montreal Olympic Games
In office
Governor, Olympic Trust
In office
Director, Commonwealth Games Association of Canada
In office
Personal details
Harold Madison Wright

(1908-12-10)December 10, 1908
Winnipeg, Manitoba
DiedDecember 11, 1997(1997-12-11) (aged 89)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Alma materUniversity of Utah
University of British Columbia

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he received a B.Sc in geological engineering and a M.Sc in metallurgical engineering from the University of Utah. He also received an MA in geology from the University of British Columbia. In 1947 he established a consulting firm called Wright Engineers.

He competed in athletics (100 m, 200 m and 4 × 100 m relay) at the 1932 Summer Olympics.

From 1964 to 1968 he was president of the Canadian Field Hockey Association. From 1969 to 1977 he was president of the Canadian Olympic Association, during the first Olympic Games to be hosted in Canada. He also served as director of the Commonwealth Games Association of Canada and the British Columbia Sports Federation.


Wright is the recipient of the following honours and awards:[1]


  1. ^ "Harold Wright Biography and Olympic Results Olympics at". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved October 19, 2012.

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