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Olaf Ørvig

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameOlaf•Ørvig
Used nameOlaf•Ørvig
Born26 November 1889 in Kragerø (NOR)
Died25 June 1939 in Bergen (NOR)
Measurements185 cm
AffiliationsBergens Seilforening, Bergen (NOR)
NOC Norway


Olaf Ørvig was the owner of the yacht Heira II. He started as a manager for the Poseidon insurance company and became head of the Bergen branch office. From 1914 he was the owner of a shipping company which he named after himself. He was active in several commercial shipping federations and on the board of the Bergen art museum. Together with Hans Stoermann-Næss Ørvig competed in car races on ice. Olaf’s brothers Erik and Thor were also members of the crew.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Sailing NOR Olaf Ørvig
12 metres, Open (Olympic) Heira II 1 Gold

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