Félix, Comte Goblet d'Alviella

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Referee • Administrator
SexMale
Full nameFélix Albert•Goblet d'Alviella
Used nameFélix, Comte•Goblet d'Alviella
Born26 May 1884 in Ixelles (BEL)
Died7 February 1957 in Bruxelles (Brussels) (BEL)
AffiliationsCREB, Bruxelles (BEL)
Title(s)Comte (Count)
NOC Belgium
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1

Biography

Count Félix Goblet D’Alviella participated in the 1920 and 1924 Olympic Games, winning a silver medal in the team épée event at Antwerpen. He was a lawyer by profession and editor of the Revue de Belgique. He also wrote several books on forestry. After World War II Count Goblet d’Alviella became President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) from 1946-56. His father, Eugène Félicien Albert was a liberal senator and rector of the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, while his son Jean became mayor of Court-Saint-Étienne. Félix, Count Goblet d’Alviella was also active as a municipal councilor.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Fencing BEL Félix, Comte Goblet d'Alviella
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) =10
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Belgium 2 Silver
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 7 p2 r2/3
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing BEL Félix, Comte Goblet d'Alviella
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Belgium 3 p1 r2/4

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
President Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique 1946—1956 BEL Félix, Comte Goblet d'Alviella

Special Notes