Willy Favre

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Other
Full nameWilly•Favre
Used nameWilly•Favre
Born24 September 1943 in Les Diablerets, Vaud (SUI)
Died19 December 1986 in Les Diablerets, Vaud (SUI)
Measurements178 cm / 72 kg
NOC Switzerland
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


Willy Favre joined the Swiss national alpine skiing team in the early 1960s and made an impressive debut at the Winter Olympics in 1964 by placing fourth in the giant slalom, eighth in the downhill, and fourteenth in the slalom. He was fifth and sixth in the combined and giant slalom respectively at the 1966 World Championships, and then earned his only World Cup podium finish, second in the giant slalom, in January 1967. He then earned a surprise silver medal in the giant slalom at the 1968 Winter Olympics, where he also competed in the slalom. Favre retired shortly after the Games and died relatively young, at the age of 43, in 1986.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) SUI Willy Favre
Downhill, Men (Olympic) 8
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 4
Slalom, Men (Olympic) 14
1968 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) SUI Willy Favre
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Slalom, Men (Olympic) AC r3/3

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1964 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony SUI Willy Favre

Special Notes