Crown Prince Konstantinos

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Other • Administrator
Full nameKonstantinos•von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Used nameCrown Prince•Konstantinos
Original nameΚωνσταντίνος
Born2 June 1940 in Psychiko, Attiki (GRE)
Died10 January 2023 in Athina (Athens), Attiki (GRE)
Measurements189 cm / 80 kg
Title(s)Crown Prince, King Konstantinos II
NOC Greece
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Crown Prince Konstantinos II competed in sailing at the 1960 Olympics, winning a gold medal in Dragon class. He was the son of King Paul, but when he died of cancer in 1964, Prince Konstantinos succeeded to the Greek crown, becoming His Majesty Konstantinos II, King of the Hellenes. Because of military coups and dictatorships, he was forced into exile in December 1967 but technically remained King until June 1973, when the junta abolished the Greek monarchy. He lived in exile from 1973, returning to Greece only on special occasions and with the consent of the government. Konstantinos was also Prince of Denmark from birth, because of family titles.

King Konstantinos became an IOC Member in 1963 and served until 1974 when he resigned because he no longer was resident in Greece. He was then made an Honorary Member. During his tenure he served on the Commission for the International Olympic Academy from 1967-73.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Sailing GRE Crown Prince Konstantinos
Three Person Keelboat, Open (Olympic) Nirefs 1 Gold

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
President Comité Olympique Hellénique 1955—1964 GRE Crown Prince Konstantinos
Member International Olympic Committee 1963—1974 GRE Crown Prince Konstantinos
Honorary International Olympic Committee 1974—2023 GRE Crown Prince Konstantinos

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1960 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony GRE Crown Prince Konstantinos

Olympic family relations

Special Notes