Richard George
Personal information
Birth nameRichard Lloyd George
BornMay 22, 1953 (1953-05-22)
Fillmore, Utah, U.S.A.
Alma materMillard High School
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight91 kg (201 lb)
SportTrack and field
EventJavelin throw
University teamBrigham Young University Cougars
Achievements and titles
Personal best83.84 m (275 ft 1 in)

Richard Lloyd George (born May 22, 1953, in Fillmore, Utah) is an American former javelin thrower. He represented the United States at the 1976 Summer Olympics.[1]

George went to Brigham Young University, earning a BA in Economics and Harvard Business School, earning an MBA.[2] A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,[3] he played football for the BYU Cougars as a freshman but focused on track and field after returning from his church mission.[4] At the 1976 Summer Olympics, he completed a warm-up throw that would have won second place in the finals, but did not end up qualifying for the finals.[4] In 2012, George became an Honoree in the Utah Sports Hall of Fame.[5]

George served as Vice President of Southern Virginia University and was the CEO of General Resonance LLC and Clene NanoMedicine Inc.[2] His son Andrew also played football for the BYU Cougars[4] and he is the brother-in-law of Ed Red, another Olympic javelin thrower.[4]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Richard George". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17.
  2. ^ a b "Olympedia - Richard George". Retrieved 24 Sep 2023.
  3. ^ Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret News. 1998. p. 555. ISBN 1573454915.
  4. ^ a b c d Benson, Lee (21 Oct 2012). "About Utah: Former BYU javelin thrower Richard George will be honored, no regrets for this Utah sports star". Retrieved 24 Sep 2023.
  5. ^ "Hall of Fame 2010s Honorees - Utah Sports Hall of Fame Foundation". Retrieved 24 Sep 2023.