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Dick Boushka

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRichard James "Dick"•Boushka
Used nameDick•Boushka
Born29 July 1934 in Springfield, Illinois (USA)
Died19 February 2019
Measurements195 cm / 95 kg
AffiliationsUS Air Force, (USA) / Wichita Vickers, Wichita (USA)
NOC(s) United States

Biography

Dick Boushka played for St. Louis University and graduated in 1955, twice having received All-America mention. At the 1959 Pan American Games he was on the gold medal winning team. He played several seasons of AAU ball but never played in the NBA. He played most of his AAU career with the Wichita Vickers and had a career high game of 54 points. The Wichita Vickers were sponsored by Vickers Petroleum for whom Boushka also worked. Dick Boushka’s sons carried on the family’s athletic fame – two of them started for the Notre Dame football team, one played football and track at Kansas, and another, a heavily recruited high school quarterback, played at Stanford.

Boushka gradually rose up the company ladder until he became president of Vickers Petroleum in 1963. In 1980 Vickers was sold and Boushka left the company to start several of his own ventures, which were initially very successful, but it ended badly. He developed the Brittany shopping center in Wichita and the Woodlands Race Track in Kansas City. In December 2002 Boushka pleaded guilty in federal court to defrauding American Bank in various real estate deals. Under an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s office, Boushka pleaded guilty to two counts of bank fraud and one count each of making a false statement to obtain a bank loan and omission of information for the sale of a security. He was eventually sentenced to a 70-month prison term.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1956 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) Basketball, Men Olympic United States 1 Gold Representing United States    

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