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Paolo, Count Thaon Di Revel

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, IOC member
Full namePaolo Ignazio Maria•Thaon Di Revel
Used namePaolo, Count•Thaon Di Revel
Born2 May 1888 in Toulon, Var (FRA)
Died31 May 1973 in Poirino, Torino (ITA)
AffiliationsCS Torino, Torino (ITA)
NOC(s) Italy


Paolo, Count Thaon di Revel competed at the Olympics in 1920 in épée fencing, winning a gold medal in the team event. He studied economics in school and then pursued a political career, eventually becoming Minister of Finance and Mayor of Torino (1929-35). Count Thaon di Revel was co-opted onto the IOC in 1932 and served on the Executive Board from 1954-59. He was supposed to step down because of the age limit in 1959, but his membership was extended one year to allow him to serve during the 1960 Rome Olympics. He was also President of the Organizing Committee for the 1956 Winter Games in Cortina.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1920 Summer Olympics Fencing Épée, Individual, Men Olympic =7 p1 r1/4 Representing Italy    
  Épée, Team, Men Olympic Italy 1 Gold

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure Details
President Comitato organizzatore dei VII. Giochi olimpici invernali 1956 Representing Italy    
Member International Olympic Committee 1932—1964 Representing Italy    
Executive Board Member International Olympic Committee 1954—1960 Representing Italy    
Honorary International Olympic Committee 1964—1973 Representing Italy    

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