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Lou Otten

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLouis "Lou"•Otten
Used nameLou•Otten
Born5 November 1883 in Rijswijk (NED)
Died7 November 1946 in Den Haag (The Hague) (NED)
AffiliationsHVV Quick, Den Haag (NED)
NOC Netherlands


Otten played twelve internationals between 1907 and 1911. Upon completing his medical studies, he left for the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia), where he worked as a bacteriologist for the Pasteur Institute in Jakarta. In 1935, he discovered a vaccine against the bubonic plague. He died shortly after the Second World War, having survived internment in Japanese prison camps.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Football (Football) NED Lou Otten
Football, Men (Olympic) Netherlands 3 Bronze