Julius Wagner

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Competed in Intercalated Games
Full nameBruno Julius•Wagner
Used nameJulius•Wagner
Born12 October 1882 in Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg (GER)
Died2 March 1952 in Bern, Bern (SUI)
Measurements185 cm / 82 kg
AffiliationsTurnverein Reutlingen/Fußball Club Bern
NOC Germany Switzerland
Medals IG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Julius Wagner was a native German. In 1906 he competed for Germany at the Athina Olympics. The same year he married a Swiss woman and gained Swiss nationality. In 1908 and 1912 he then represented Switzerland at the Olympics. In 1906 he participated in seven athletics disciplines, tug-of-war (winning gold) and three gymnastics disciplines. He competed in the hammer throw in 1908 and the pentathlon in 1912.

Wagner worked as a publisher and wrote books about each Olympic Games from 1912-48. In his era he was one of the world’s best-known sports historians. He was co-founder of the Swiss NOC (Schweizerisches Olympisches Comitee) in 1912 and was a board member until 1942. In 1920 he was among the founders of the Zurich newspaper Sport. Wagner also served as a member of the Organizing Committee of the 1928 St. Moritz Winter Olympics. From 1912-15 he was president of the Swiss Football Association.

Personal Best: 100 – unknown; LJ – unknown; SP – 12.10 (1098); HT – unknown.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Athletics GER Julius Wagner
100 metres, Men (Intercalated) AC h1 r1/3
Long Jump, Men (Intercalated) 11
Standing Long Jump, Men (Intercalated) =14
Triple Jump, Men (Intercalated) DNS
Shot Put, Men (Intercalated) AC
Stone Throw, Men (Intercalated) AC
Discus Throw, Men (Intercalated) DNS
Discus Throw, Greek Style, Men (Intercalated) AC
Pentathlon (Ancient), Men (Intercalated) 8
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GER Julius Wagner
Individual All-Around, Men (Intercalated) =18
Individual All-Around, 5 Events, Men (Intercalated) =23
Team All-Around, Men (Intercalated) Germany 5
Tug-Of-War GER Julius Wagner
Tug-Of-War, Men (Intercalated) Germany 1 Gold
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics SUI Julius Wagner
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) DNS
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) DNS
Discus Throw, Greek Style, Men (Olympic) DNS
Hammer Throw, Men (Olympic) AC
Javelin Throw, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) DNS
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics SUI Julius Wagner
Javelin Throw, Men (Olympic) DNS
Pentathlon, Men (Olympic) 20
Decathlon, Men (Olympic) DNS