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Nev Munro

Full name: George Neville "Nev" Munro
Gender: Male
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
Born: July 22, 1927 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Died: October 2003
Affiliations: UBC Thunderbirds, Vancouver (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Basketball

Biography

The son of a high school principal, Nev Munro entered the University of British Columbia on an education track that would eventually see him graduate with a degree from the institution’s newly-founded Faculty of Law. Along the way he played on the school’s basketball team that, during the 1947-1948 season, won the Canadian national championship and was thus selected to form the core of the country’s delegation to the 1948 Summer Olympics. The team, which had finished third in their conference against an otherwise all-American league, did not reach the quarter-finals and placed ninth during the classification rounds at the Games. After his graduation Munro worked as a securities lawyer with the Vancouver Stock Exchange as a partner in the Munro & Kingsmill firm, from which he retired in 1987. Soon afterwards he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and took up writing, and self-published his first book, “Caveat Emptor”, in 1989, which took a satirical look at the culture of the stock market. Five years later his memoir “Exiled to Parkinson’s Domain” covered his struggle with the illness that would eventually take his life after 16 years, in October 2003.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball Men's Basketball Canada CAN 9

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball Canada CAN Final Round Match 9/10 1 1948-08-12 CAN 49, PER 43
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball Canada CAN Classification Round 9-12 Match #1 1 1948-08-12 CAN 45, BEL 40
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball Canada CAN Classification Round 9-16 Match #1 1 1948-08-12 CAN 81, IRI 25
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball Canada CAN Group A Match #3 1 1948-07-31 CAN 55, ITA 37 4
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball Canada CAN Group A Match #5 1 1948-08-01 CAN 44, GBR 24
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball Canada CAN Group A Match #8 2 1948-08-02 HUN 37, CAN 36 9
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball Canada CAN Group A Match #12 2 1948-08-04 BRA 57, CAN 35 3
1948 Summer 21 London Basketball Canada CAN Group A Match #15 1 1948-08-05 CAN 52, URU 50 5