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John Nicholson (born 22 June 1949) is a former cyclist from Australia.

John Nicholson
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Born (1949-06-22) 22 June 1949 (age 69)
Melbourne, Australia

He competed for Australia in the 1972 Summer Olympics held in Munich, Germany in the individual sprint event where he finished in second place.[1] He also competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics. He won Gold at the 1970 Commonwealth Games and the 1974 Commonwealth Games also in the sprint. He turned professional in 1975 and won the world championships in that year and also in 1976.

Nicholson was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1986.[2]

Nicholson is currently (2009) the president and a life member of the Blackburn Cycling Club in Melbourne, Australia.


  1. ^ "John Nicholson Olympic Results". Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  2. ^ "John Nicholson". Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Retrieved 14 December 2013.