Camille Mandrillon

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
SexMale
Full namePaul Camille Albert•Mandrillon
Used nameCamille•Mandrillon
Born6 September 1891 in Les Rousses, Jura (FRA)
Died22 March 1969 in La Tronche, Isère (FRA)
NOC France

Biography

Adjutant Camille Mandrillon played a prominent role in the opening ceremony of the 1924 Winter Olympics. After carrying the host nation’s flag in the parade of nations, he spoke the athlete’s oath. As a competitor, Mandrillon was active in the military patrol, a forerunner of biathlon that only had full Olympic status in 1924. Captaining a team composed of soldiers from the Jura (“Les Rousses”) that also contained his brother Maurice, Mandrillon won a bronze medal for France. Four years later, the military patrol was again on the Olympic programme, but this time as a demonstration sport. Mandrillon again competed, but the French failed to finish the race.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Winter Olympics Military Ski Patrol (Skiing) FRA Camille Mandrillon
Military Ski Patrol, Men (Olympic) France 3 Bronze
1928 Winter Olympics Military Ski Patrol (Skiing) FRA Camille Mandrillon
Military Ski Patrol, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) France 9

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1924 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony FRA Camille Mandrillon

Olympic family relations

Special Notes