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Alfred de Rauch

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAlfred Jean Nicolas•de Rauch
Used nameAlfred•de Rauch
Nick/petnamesDidi
Born13 June 1887 in Warszawa (Warsaw), Mazowieckie (POL)
Died25 November 1985 in Paris, Paris (FRA)
AffiliationsCSHP, Paris (FRA)
NOC France

Biography

Alfred de Rauch was born as the son of a Russian colonel and lived his early life in St. Petersburg, Russia. Rauch, who also played rugby, started playing ice hockey in 1908. He was a member of the Club des Patineurs de Paris, later renamed Club des Sports d’Hiver de Paris, and captained the team for almost 20 years, winning two French Championships (1912, 1922). De Rauch competed with the French national team in the 1912-14 LIHG Championships. After serving in World War I, he was appointed captain of the French team in 1920 and held this post until 1928, being active in three Olympic Games.

Internationally, de Rauch formed a famous offensive line together with Léon Quaglia and Albert Hassler. They led the French team to a silver medal at the 1923 European Championships and a gold medal in 1924 with de Rauch as the top scorer. De Rauch later moved to defense and continued to play until 44-years-old, spending his last season with Racing Club de France. During and after his career he served as a referee, including at the 1920 and 1924 Winter Olympic tournaments.

Alfred de Rauch belonged to the group of wealthy amateurs that dominated many sports at the time. One of his friends was photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue. De Rauch’s wife Madeleine was a fashion designer.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) FRA Alfred de Rauch
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) France =5
1924 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) FRA Alfred de Rauch
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) France =5
1928 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) FRA Alfred de Rauch
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) France =8

Coaching results

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) FRA Alfred de Rauch
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) France =8

Referee

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1920 Summer Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) FRA Alfred de Rauch
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Semi-Finals Canada — United States Referee
1924 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) FRA Alfred de Rauch
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Final Round Canada — Great Britain Referee
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Final Round Great Britain — Sweden Referee
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Group B Great Britain — Belgium Referee

Olympic family relations

Special Notes