OKS Olympians include:

1920 Leslie Housden (athletics)
1936 Alan Barrett: silver medal (rowing)
1952 Richard Norris: bronze medal (hockey)
1960 Richard Fishlock, Colin Porter (rowing)
1964 Roger Sutton (hockey)
1976 Thomas Bishop (rowing)
1980 Simon Osborne (athletics)
1988 John Maxey (rowing)
1996 Nick Strange (rowing)
2000 Fred Scarlett: gold medal (rowing); Frances Houghton (rowing)
2002 Winter Olympics: Hugh Pritchard (biathlon)
2004 Frances Houghton: silver medal (rowing)
2008 Frances Houghton: silver medal (rowing)
2012 Tom Ransley: bronze medal (rowing); Frances Houghton (rowing)
2014 Winter Olympics: Millie Knight (Paralympic skiing)
2016 Tom Ransley: gold medal (rowing); Frances Houghton: silver medal (rowing)
2018 Winter Olympics: Millie Knight: two silver medals, one bronze (Paralympic skiing)


The King’s School took a close interest in the 2012 London Games. Several OKS had prominent roles.

Hugh Robertson (Broughton 1976-81) was Minister for Sport and the Olympics. Tunku Imran (Meister Omers 1962-66) was a member of the International Olympic Committee. Competitors included Tom Ransley (Marlowe 1999-2004), who won a bronze medal in the men’s eight, and Frances Houghton (Walpole 1993-98), who was a finalist in the women’s quad. Frances was appearing in her fourth Olympic Games. Nick Strange (Marlowe/ Mitchinson’s 1979-84) was coach of the women’s eight. Jen Wilson, hockey coach and head of the School’s Excellence Programme, was competing in her third Olympic Games as a member of the South Africa hockey squad. In addition, Jim Turner (Meister Omers 1986-91) was commander of the Red Arrows in their fly-past at the Opening Ceremony, and Georgie Bingham (Jervis 1993-98) was a commentator on the Paralympics for Channel 4.