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Carlos Van den Driessche

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameCharles Georges "Carlos"•Van den Driessche
Used nameCarlos•Van den Driessche
Born31 August 1901 in Bruxelles (Brussels) (BEL)
Died14 May 1972
Measurements188 cm / 109 kg
AffiliationsCRB, Bruxelles (BEL) / BIHC, Bruxelles (BEL)
NOC Belgium

Biography

Carlos Van den Driessche competed at three Olympics Games – in ice hockey at the 1924 and 1936 Winter Olympics and as a rower at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics in coxless pairs, partnering his 1924 ice hockey teammate, Philippe Van Volckxsom. His ice hockey career lasted from 1922-40 although there is no documented evidence of him playing competitively from 1924-34. He started his career with Bruxelles CPB, but also played with Bruxelles IHC and Etôile du Nord.

Internationally Van den Driessche competed at the 1934 and 1935 World Championships and the 1923 and 1924 European Championships, winning a bronze medal at the 1924 Europeans. He later became a sports administrator, managing ice hockey clubs.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) BEL Carlos Van den Driessche
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Belgium =7
1928 Summer Olympics Rowing BEL Carlos Van den Driessche
Coxless Pairs, Men (Olympic) Philippe Van Volckxsom 2 h2 r2/5
1936 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) BEL Carlos Van den Driessche
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Belgium =13

Special Notes

Errata

Date of birth also listed as 8 September 1895 (for rowing 1928).