Joe Moore

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJoseph John "Joe"•Moore
Used nameJoe•Moore
Born12 January 1901 in New York, New York (USA)
Died28 April 1982 in New York, New York (USA)
Measurements170 cm
Affiliations181st Street Ice Palace, New York (USA)
NOC United States


Joe Moore had one of the longest careers of any of the early American speed skaters. He first began appearing in results in 1917 in handicap races around New York City. Always competing in the New York – New Jersey area, he won over 15 major competitions in all-around. His first major victory was the 1921 Eastern Championships and his last was the 1927 Long Island Championships. He never won a US All-around Championship, his best finish being second in 1923, but he was Canadian All-around Champion in 1922. Perhaps his biggest victory came in 1926 at Madison Square Garden when he won what was billed as the Race of the Century, defeating Finnish speed skating legend Clas Thunberg and Canadian Charles Gorman. In 1921, Moore was briefly banned from amateur competition because his name had been used in advertisements.

Personal Bests: 500 – 44.4 (1926); 1500 – 2:31.6 (1924); 10000 – unknown.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) USA Joe Moore
500 metres, Men (Olympic) =8
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) =8
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 12

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1924 Winter Olympics 26 January 1924 Speed Skating (Skating) 500 metres, Men Final Standings 45.6 =8
1924 Winter Olympics 27 January 1924 Speed Skating (Skating) 10,000 metres, Men Final Standings 19:36.2 12