Charles Schlee

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCharles Wilhelm Daniel•Schlee
Used nameCharles•Schlee
Born21 July 1873 in København (Copenhagen) (DEN)
Died5 January 1947 in Cambridge, Maryland (USA)
AffiliationsNewark, New Jersey
NOC United States


Although born in Denmark, Charles Schlee was from Newark, New Jersey at the time of the 1904 Olympics and did most of his riding at the Vailsburg track. He entered six of the seven 1904 races, but had success only in the five mile. In that race there was a terrible crash, taking five riders out of the race, including Hurley, Downing and Billington. But Schlee was riding at the back of the pack, as was his custom, and avoided the melee. He trailed George Wiley going into the last turn of the race but overhauled him in the straight to win by five lengths.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) USA Charles Schlee
⅓ mile, Men (Olympic) 4
½ mile, Men (Olympic) AC h1 r2/3
1 mile, Men (Olympic) 3 h1 r1/2
2 miles, Men (Olympic) AC
5 miles, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
25 miles, Men (Olympic) DNF
½ mile, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) AC
5 miles, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 2