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Armand Massard

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, IOC member
SexMale
Full nameArmand Émile Nicolas•Massard
Used nameArmand•Massard
Born1 December 1884 in Paris XIVe, Paris (FRA)
Died8 April 1971 in Paris XVIe, Paris (FRA)
Measurements186 cm / 84 kg
NOC France

Biography

Armand Massard competed in fencing at the 1920-28 Olympics, winning three medals, including a gold medal in individual épée in 1920. Massard was a journalist who served as editor-in-chief, at varying times, of ¬La Presse, La Liberté, and Le Figaro. He was President of the French National Olympic Committee from 1933-67, and served as President of the French Fencing Federation. He also served as Vice-President of the Municipal Council of Paris. Massard was co-opted onto the IOC in September 1946, resigning in 1969, after which he was named an Honorary Member. He served on the Executive Board in 1950-51 and 1956-57, and was Vice-President of the IOC from 1952-55.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA Armand Massard
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) France 3 Bronze
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA Armand Massard
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 5
1928 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA Armand Massard
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6 p2 r3/4
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) France 2 Silver

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
President Comité national olympique et sportif français 1933—1967 FRA Armand Massard
Member International Olympic Committee 1946—1970 FRA Armand Massard
Executive Board Member International Olympic Committee 1950—1952 FRA Armand Massard
Vice-President International Olympic Committee 1952—1956 FRA Armand Massard
Executive Board Member International Olympic Committee 1956—1968 FRA Armand Massard
Honorary International Olympic Committee 1970—1971 FRA Armand Massard

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