George van Rossem

Biographical information

Medals OG IG
Gold 0 0
Silver 0 1
Bronze 2 1
Total 2 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games, Referee
SexMale
Full nameGeorge•van Rossem
Used nameGeorge•van Rossem
Born30 May 1882 in Den Haag (The Hague) (NED)
Died14 January 1955 in Wassenaar (NED)
NOC Netherlands

Biography

Van Rossem’s silver medal in the sabre event (three hits) of 1906 is the best Dutch fencing performance at the Olympics. Following his active career - which featured a Dutch title in 1913 and three more Olympic medals - he became a notable sports administrator. He was the third president of the Fédération Internationale d’Escrime (FIE) between 1925 and 1928, and secretary-general of the Organizing Committee of the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. Finally, he was the secretary-treasurer of the Dutch Olympic Committee between 1930 and 1946.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Fencing NED George van Rossem
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) AC p1 r1/3
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) DNS
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) AC p2 r2/3
Sabre, Individual, Three Hits, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Netherlands 3 Bronze
1908 Summer Olympics Fencing NED George van Rossem
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) =7 p4 r1/4
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Netherlands 9
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 3 p2 r2/4
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Netherlands =5
1912 Summer Olympics Fencing NED George van Rossem
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) =4 p4 r1/4
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Netherlands 3 Bronze
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) DNS
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Netherlands 3 Bronze
1920 Summer Olympics Fencing NED George van Rossem
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Netherlands =7

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
Secretary General Nederlands Olympisch Comité (Comité 1928) NED George van Rossem
President Fédération internationale d’escrime 1925—1928 NED George van Rossem

Referee

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing NED George van Rossem
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Pool Italy — Czechoslovakia Judge
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Semi-Finals Italy — Argentina Jury President
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Semi-Finals Czechoslovakia — Argentina Jury President
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Quarter-Finals Italy — Belgium Jury President
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Quarter-Finals Czechoslovakia — Denmark Jury President
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Round 1 Italy — Czechoslovakia Judge

Special Notes