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Fritz Kraatz

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFriedrich Hermann Heinrich "Fritz"•Kraatz
Used nameFritz•Kraatz
Born4 February 1906 in Davos (SUI)
Died15 January 1992
NOC(s) Switzerland


Fritz Kraatz was a left winger who played for HC Davos from 1921-33, usually wearing eyeglasses, although he switched to defense in the 30s. He competed for them at the Spengler Cup from 1927-33, helping them win the title in 1927 and 1933 and place second in 1930. He also helped the side to Swiss Championships in 1926-27 and 1929-33. Kraatz played at the European Championships in 1925-26 and 1929, winning a gold medal in 1926 and a bronze medal in 1925. He also won a bronze medal with Switzerland in his only appearance at the World Championships in 1930. Kraatz later went into sports administration, first working briefly as a referee, but eventually serving as President of the Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace (LIHG), the forerunner of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), in 1947-48, and 1951-54. Kraatz was a medical doctor.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1928 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) Ice Hockey, Men Olympic Switzerland 3 Bronze Representing Switzerland    

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure Details
President International Ice Hockey Federation 1947—1948 Representing Switzerland    
President International Ice Hockey Federation 1951—1954 Representing Switzerland    


Games Sport Event Status Phase Unit Role Details
1936 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) Ice Hockey, Men Olympic Group A Canada — Austria Referee Representing Switzerland    

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