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Pierre Albarran

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePierre Henri Maurice•Albarran
Used namePierre•Albarran
Born18 May 1893 in Chaville, Hauts-de-Seine (FRA)
Died24 February 1960 in Paris, Paris (FRA)
NOC France


Pierre Albarran was not considered at the top tier of French tennis players in 1920, but he did play on the 1921 Davis Cup team for France. He was became much better known as a contract bridge player. At that game, he was French champion 19 times and played in 32 international matches for France. For many years, he organized and directed the annual bridge tournament held in Monte Carlo, and placed 2nd in the event in 1955. Albarran pioneered the canapé bidding system. He was a columnist on bridge for several French newspapers and authored several books on bridge. Albarran was a professor of urology at the medical faculty of the Université de Paris.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Tennis FRA Pierre Albarran
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Max Décugis 3 Bronze