|Type||Competed in Olympic Games, Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)|
|Full name||Kurt Wilhelm•Doerry|
|Other names||Arthur Payne|
|Born||24 September 1874 in Wilhelmshaven, Niedersachsen (GER)|
|Died||4 January 1947 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)|
|Measurements||179 cm / 73 kg|
|Affiliations||Sport-Excelsior Friedenau, Berlin (GER)|
Kurt Doerry was one of the best European sprinters in the final 10 years of the 19th century, starting out as a junior 1892 under the pseudonym Arthur Payne and winning German titles at over 200 and 400 m in 1899. He took part in the first two Olympic Games 1896 and 1900 in athletics in different disciplines. He later was also a very good figure skater, cyclist, boxing referee, tennis player and a hockey international for Germany.
He was a founding member of the Deutscher Hockey Bund (DHB) in 1909 and first president until 1914. His 1904 published book Leichte Athletik was the first one written by a German Olympian and was the first in a row of a lot special literature concerning athletic themes. In the 1890s he had worked on the sport desk of Sport im Bild, and served as its editor-in-chief until World War II. In 1910 Doerry became president of the Verein Deutsche Sportpresse. As a representative of the sport press he was elected onto the executive committee of the Association Internationale de la Presse Sportive (AIPS) in 1928. With Willy Dörr he co-wrote Das Olympia-Buch (1927).
Personal Bests: 50 – 5.6 (1896); 100y – 10.2 (1896); 200 – 22.5 (1895); 400 – 53.5; 110H – unknown.
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1896 Summer Olympics||Athletics||GER||Kurt Doerry|
|100 metres, Men (Olympic)||AC h1 r1/2|
|400 metres, Men (Olympic)||AC h1 r1/2|
|800 metres, Men (Olympic)||DNS|
|110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic)||AC h2 r1/2|
|High Jump, Men (Olympic)||DNS|
|Pole Vault, Men (Olympic)||DNS|
|Long Jump, Men (Olympic)||DNS|
|1900 Summer Olympics||Athletics||GER||Kurt Doerry|
|100 metres, Men (Olympic)||AC h2 r2/3|
|100 metres, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal))||3 h2 r1/3|