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Gord Aitchison

Full name: Gordon "Gord" Aitchison
Gender: Male
Born: June 14, 1909 in North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Died: January 6, 1990 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Windsor Ford V-8s, Windsor (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Gord Aitchison was a forward on the varsity basketball team at Assumption University (then Assumption College) in Windsor, Ontario in the 1930s. He graduated in 1934 and soon joined the amateur Windsor V-8s. In 1936 he helped his teammates defeat his alma mater for the opportunity to represent his home province of Ontario at that year’s Canadian Championships. There they overcome the Victoria Dominoes and were selected to represent their nation at the 1936 Summer Olympics, where an official basketball tournament was being held for the first time. At the Games they defeated Brazil, Latvia, and Switzerland in the first three rounds, followed by Uruguay in the quarterfinals and Poland in semis. In the final match against the United States, however, the Canadians lost 19-8 and settled for a silver medal. Aitchison scored 26 points and played in all six games. He remained in Windsor for the rest of his life and took up a career in education, eventually becoming the principal of the William Hands Vocational School (now known as Century Secondary School) and retiring in the 1970s. He also worked at the Windsor Star newspaper from 1948 through 1956.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Basketball Men's Basketball Canada CAN 2 Silver

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Basketball Canada CAN Final Round Match 1/2 2 1936-08-14 USA 19, CAN 8 0
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Basketball Canada CAN Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1936-08-13 CAN 42, POL 15 2
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Basketball Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1936-08-12 CAN 43, URU 21 2
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Basketball Canada CAN Round Two Match #9 1 1936-08-09 CAN 34, LAT 23 11
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Basketball Canada CAN Round Three Match #4 1 1936-08-11 CAN 27, SUI 9 5
1936 Summer 27 Berlin Basketball Canada CAN Round One Match #7 1 1936-08-07 CAN 24, BRA 17 6
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