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George S. Lyon - Olympic Gold Medal Champion
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Golf has not been part of the Olympic Program since 1904 in St. Louis, Missouri until this year when the game of golf makes its return as part of the Summer Olympic Program in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and where Canada will defend the gold medal in Men's individual competition.

Mr. Lyon has a connection to the Ottawa area as he was born on July 27, 1858 in the Village of Richmond in Carleton County, Ontario. He was one of thirteen children born to Robinson E. Lyon and his wife Sarah Maxwell.

According to the May, 1914 edition of Canadian Golfer Magazine; "Mr. George S. Lyon was educated at the old Grammar School in Richmond. These old grammar schools throughout Ontario, by the bye, turned out a product that our much-vaunted public school system to-day would do well to emulate."

As a young man, Mr. Lyon moved to the Toronto area and became involved in the vibrant amateur sports scene. He was more than proficient in the sports of baseball, curling, football, hockey, soccer, swimming, tennis and track and field, but his favourite sport was cricket. At the age of 18,…

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