Jim Higgins

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJames Jeremiah "Jim"•Higgins
Used nameJim•Higgins
Born9 March 1936 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California (USA)
Measurements185 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsUS Army, (USA)
NOC United States


Like many of the 1964 lugers, Jim Higgins was in the military in 1964, as a Specialist, 4th class in the US Army. He and his doubles partner, Ronnie Walters, were involved in a serious crash while training in Innsbruck. Walters sustained minimal injuries but Higgins was knocked unconscious and they could not continue in the event.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Winter Olympics Luge USA Jim Higgins
Doubles, Open (Olympic) Ron Walters AC