Ezio Damolin

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEzio•Damolin
Used nameEzio•Damolin
Born25 December 1944 in Moena, Trento (ITA)
Died18 March 2022 in Cavalese, Trento (ITA)
Measurements178 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsU.S. Monti Pallidi, Moena (ITA)
NOC Italy


Ezio Damolin competed in the 1960s and 70s, with a best result of fifth in the Nordic combined at the 1968 Grenoble Winter Olympics, which was the best Italian result in this event until Alessandro Pittin won bronze at Vancouver in 2010.

In his career Damolin won nine Italian titles, with seven in the Nordic combined and two in ski jumping. A member of the youth teams of US Monti Pallidi di Moena, in 1961 he was runner-up in the combined Italian junior championships held in Roccaraso. In 1962 he won the Italian junior championship in Nordic combined and was second in ski jumping. In 1964, at only 20, he took part at the Innsbruck Olympics and the following year joined Fiamme Oro of Moena, with whom he won the Italian Nordic combined title in Asiago.

In 1968 Damolin was the first athlete from the Trentino Region to win the Italian jumping championship. In 1969 he again won the Italian title in the combined, adding a bronze in ski jumping, and in 1970 finished fifth in Nordic combined at the World Championships.

After retiring from competition, Damolin served as coach of the Swiss Nordic combined team from 1979 to 1991, coaching at three Winter Olympics, and leading Hippolyt Kempf to the individual gold medal in Calgary.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) ITA Ezio Damolin
Individual, Men (Olympic) 8
1968 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) ITA Ezio Damolin
Individual, Men (Olympic) 5
1972 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) ITA Ezio Damolin
Individual, Men (Olympic) 16
Ski Jumping (Skiing) ITA Ezio Damolin
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 55