Ioannis Georgiadis

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Competed in Intercalated Games • Non-starter • Referee
Full nameIoannis•Georgiadis
Used nameIoannis•Georgiadis
Original nameΙωάννης•Γεωργιάδης
Born29 March 1876 in Tripoli, Peloponnesos (GRE)
Died14 March 1960 in Athina (Athens), Attiki (GRE)
AffiliationsAthinaiki Leskhi, Athina (GRE) / Gymnastiki Etaireia Patron, Patra (GRE)
NOC Greece
Medals OG IG
Gold 1 1
Silver 0 1
Bronze 0 0
Total 1 2


Georgiadis, from Tripolis, was the second Greek Olympic champion, as Leon Pyrgos won his title earlier the same day. Georgiadis was lucky that the sabre event was restarted upon the arrival of the Greek Royal Family, having already lost to Austria’s Schmal. He won all his bouts in the new competition. Georgiadis wished to defend his Olympic title in Paris, but had to forfeit because of an injury. He did regain his title in 1906, at the Intercalated Games, although other competitors claimed he was favoured by the Greek judges. Georgiadis, who made a final Olympic appearance in 1924, became a professor of forensics at the University of Athens (1912). He founded Athens’ morgue and worked for the national criminological laboratory. He was also a board member of the Greek National Olympic Committee between 1918 and 1936 (with a few interruptions).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1896 Summer Olympics Fencing GRE Ioannis Georgiadis
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1906 Intercalated Games Fencing GRE Ioannis Georgiadis
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) DNS
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 4 p1 r1/3
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Greece 4
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Greece 2 Silver
1912 Summer Olympics Fencing GRE Ioannis Georgiadis
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) DNS
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) DNS
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing GRE Ioannis Georgiadis
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Greece DNS
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 8 p5 r1/3
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Greece 3 p1 r1/4


Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing GRE Ioannis Georgiadis
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Round One Switzerland — Greece Judge