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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, Paris (FRA)
Died9 April 1971 in Paris, Paris (FRA)
Measurements186 cm / 84 kg
NOC(s) 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 Status Team Pos Details
1920 Summer Olympics Fencing Épée, Individual, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing France    
  Épée, Team, Men Olympic France 3 Bronze
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing Épée, Individual, Men Olympic 5 Representing France    
1928 Summer Olympics Fencing Épée, Individual, Men Olympic 6 p2 r3/4 Representing France    
  Épée, Team, Men Olympic France 2 Silver

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure Details
President Comité national olympique et sportif français 1933—1967 Representing France    
Member International Olympic Committee 1946—1970 Representing France    
Executive Board Member International Olympic Committee 1950—1952 Representing France    
Vice-President International Olympic Committee 1952—1956 Representing France    
Executive Board Member International Olympic Committee 1956—1968 Representing France    
Honorary International Olympic Committee 1970—1971 Representing France    

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