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)
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.