Steve Tikal

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameZdeněk "Steve"•Tikal
Used nameSteve•Tikal
Born3 April 1929 in Včelná, Jihočeský kraj (CZE)
Died20 November 1991 in Melbourne, Victoria (AUS)
AffiliationsHakoah IHC, Melbourne (AUS)
NOC Australia


The 1960 Olympics were special for Steve Tikal, as it was the first time in 12 years that he met his brother František. In 1948, Zdeněk had fled to Australia with their father after the Communists rose to power in Czechoslovakia. Zdeněk, now calling himself “Steve”, was on the Australian team that was trounced by František’s team, 18-1. The 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics were Steve’s only major international, and it did not last long as he either broke his collarbone or separated his shoulder (reports unclear) in the only game he played. A forward, he played for Melbourne Demons IHC from 1950-53, then was with Melbourne Pirates IHC in 1956-57, and played with Melbourne Hakoah IHC from 1959-63.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) AUS Steve Tikal
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Australia 9

Olympic family relations