Fred Auckenthaler

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFrédéric Louis Henri Oscar "Fred"•Auckenthaler
Used nameFred•Auckenthaler
Born29 September 1899 in Lausanne (SUI)
Died18 February 1946 in Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin (FRA)
AffiliationsHC Château-d'Oex, Château d'Oex (SUI)
NOC Switzerland


Fred Auckenthaler was a Swiss right winger who competed at the 1924 Chamonix Winter Olympics. He was the son of Max Auckenthaler, who was President of the Swiss Football Association in 1898. Fred Auckenthaler played for Château d’Oex HC in 1922-24, after starting out with La Villa HC. He also played at the 1923 European Championships.

Even while playing hockey, Auckenthaler was the first chancellor of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 1922-25, after being appointed by Pierre, Baron de Coubertin. Auckenthaler later worked for the Red Cross, and served as a language and math teacher in Nyon. During World War II he was an inspector of German prisoner-of-war camps and was appointed by the Red Cross to handle any matters involving American soldiers in Switzerland.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) SUI Fred Auckenthaler
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Switzerland =7