Albert Canet

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHenry Albert•Canet
Used nameAlbert•Canet
Born17 April 1878 in Wandsworth, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died25 July 1930 in Paris VIIe, Paris (FRA)
AffiliationsTCP, Paris (FRA)
NOC France

Biography

Albert Canet played at the 1912 Olympics, winning bronze medals in both the doubles and mixed doubles. Canet later became President of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) from 1925-30, and was Honorary President of l’International Tennis Club de France when it was formed in 1929. During his tenure as ITF President Canet was involved in the fight to keep tennis on the Olympic Program. He battled IOC President Henri, Count de Baillet-Latour on this topic, especially concerned about the IOC amateur definitions which worked against tennis, in which many of the players were trying to earn money from the sport. Eventually, Canet refused to budge on the amateurism regulations and tennis was dropped from the Olympic Program.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Tennis FRA Albert Canet
Singles, Men (Olympic) =17
Doubles, Mixed (Olympic) Marguerite Broquedis 3 Bronze
Doubles, Men (Olympic) Édouard Mény de Marangue 3 Bronze