Kazimierz Kay-Skrzypecki

Biographical information

Full nameKazimierz•Kay-Skrzypecki
Used nameKazimierz•Kay-Skrzypecki
Born25 November 1910 in Boryslav, Lviv (UKR)
Died22 January 1964 in Innsbruck, Tirol (AUT)
NOC Great Britain


Luge made its début as an Olympic sport at the 1964 Innsbruck Olympics, but it began with a tragedy, as 58-year-old British slider Kazimierz Kay-Skrzypecki crashed on a practice run. He survived the crash, but had sustained many fractures, including his skull and pelvis, and he passed away while in surgery the day after the accident. Kay-Skrzypecki, born in Poland, was a former RAF fighter pilot, and had become interested in luge at a relatively late age. A second Olympic competitor, Ross Milne would die in Innsbruck a few days later.

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1964 Winter Olympics Other GBR Kazimierz Kay-Skrzypecki

Special Notes