Gaston de Trannoy

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, IOC member
Full nameGaston Edouard François•de Trannoy
Used nameGaston•de Trannoy
Born17 October 1880 in Saint-Denis, Mons (BEL)
Died24 December 1960 in Villers-la-Ville (BEL)
NOC Belgium


Gaston, Baron de Trannoy competed in equestrian events at the 1912 and 1920 Olympics, also serving on the Organizing Committee for equestrian at the 1920 Antwerp Games. He later served on the equestrian Grand Jury at four Olympics – 1924, 1928, 1936, 1956. Baron de Trannoy was a member of the bureau of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) from 1932-36, then served the FEI as Vice-President from 1936-42 and he was President from 1946-64. Baron de Trannoy was a career military man, reaching the rank of General. He was co-opted onto the IOC in June 1939, serving until September 1957, when he resigned and was named an Honorary Member.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) BEL Gaston de Trannoy
Team, Men (Olympic) Capricieux / Belgium 6
Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) BEL Gaston de Trannoy
Individual, Men (Olympic) Capricieux 17
Equestrian Eventing (Equestrian) BEL Gaston de Trannoy
Individual, Men (Olympic) Capricieux DNF
Team, Men (Olympic) Capricieux / Belgium DNF
1920 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) BEL Gaston de Trannoy
Individual, Men (Olympic) Bouton d'Or 7

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
Member International Olympic Committee 1939—1957 BEL Gaston de Trannoy
President Fédération Équestre Internationale 1946—1954 BEL Gaston de Trannoy
Honorary International Olympic Committee 1957—1960 BEL Gaston de Trannoy

Olympic family relations

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