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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
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(s) 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 Status Team Pos Details
1906 Intercalated Games Fencing Foil, Individual, Men Intercalated AC p1 r1/3 Representing Netherlands    
  Sabre, Individual, Men Intercalated AC p2 r2/3
  Sabre, Individual, Three Hits, Men Intercalated 2 Silver
  Sabre, Team, Men Intercalated Netherlands 3 Bronze
1908 Summer Olympics Fencing Épée, Individual, Men Olympic =7 p4 r1/4 Representing Netherlands    
  Épée, Team, Men Olympic Netherlands 9
  Sabre, Individual, Men Olympic 3 p2 r2/4
  Sabre, Team, Men Olympic Netherlands =5
1912 Summer Olympics Fencing Épée, Individual, Men Olympic =4 p4 r1/4 Representing Netherlands    
  Épée, Team, Men Olympic Netherlands 3 Bronze
  Sabre, Team, Men Olympic Netherlands 3 Bronze
1920 Summer Olympics Fencing Épée, Team, Men Olympic Netherlands =7 Representing Netherlands    

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure Details
Secretary General Nederlands Olympisch Comité (Comité 1928) Representing Netherlands    
President Fédération internationale d’escrime 1925—1928 Representing Netherlands    

Special Notes