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Fritz Kraatz

Biographical information

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

Biography

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.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) SUI Fritz Kraatz
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Switzerland 3 Bronze

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
President International Ice Hockey Federation 1947—1948 SUI Fritz Kraatz
President International Ice Hockey Federation 1951—1954 SUI Fritz Kraatz

Referee

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1936 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) SUI Fritz Kraatz
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Group A Canada — Austria Referee

Special Notes