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Neville Joseph "Nick" Whitehead OBE (29 May 1933 – 6 October 2002) was a Welsh sprinter.[1]

Nick Whitehead
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Great Britain
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1960 Rome 4 × 100 m relay
Representing  Wales
British Empire and Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 1962 Perth 4 × 110 yd relay

Early life and careerEdit

Whitehead was born in Wrexham. He competed for Great Britain in the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome in the 4 × 100 metres relay where he won the bronze medal with his team mates Peter Radford, David Jones and David Segal. He went on to win a Commonwealth Bronze medal in Perth, Australia in 1962 as part of the Welsh Relay Team.[1]

Later workEdit

He would later teach Physical Education at Carnegie Physical Training College in Leeds, now part of Leeds Metropolitan University and eventually became Director of Development at the Sports Council for Wales (now Sport Wales).[1] He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 1985 New Year Honours.[2] He died, aged 69, in Newport, Pembrokeshire.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Nick Whitehead: Olympic sprinter and influential sports administrator". The Independent. 12 October 2002. Archived from the original on 4 August 2009.
  2. ^ "No. 49969". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 1984. p. 11.