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Bill D'Amico

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Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam John "Bill"•D'Amico
Used nameBill•D'Amico
Born3 October 1910 in Utica, New York (USA)
Died30 October 1984 in Lake Placid, New York (USA)
AffiliationsLake Placid Sno-Birds, Lake Placid (USA)
NOC United States


Bill D’Amico was one of the Lake Placid areas best athletes. He skiied, speed skated, played football and was a one-handicap golfer. But he was best known as a sledder. D’Amico is one of only three Americans (Stan Benham, Jim Atkinson) to have slid on two non-Olympic world championship teams, this coming in 1949 and 1950. In addition, he was on the winning teams at the 1941 AAU 4-man event and the 1942 North American 2-man championship. D’Amico was a veteran of World War II, and operated the Northwoods Inn in Lake Placid, and later the Chicken Coop Restaurant.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) USA Bill D'Amico
Four, Men (Olympic) United States 2 1 Gold

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