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Jean Gougoltz

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameCharles Jean•Gougoltz
Used nameJean•Gougoltz
Born26 March 1875 in Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes (FRA)
Died10 January 1917 in Paris XVIIe, Paris (FRA)
NOC Switzerland


Although he was Swiss, Jean Gougoltz competed frequently in France, and later in his career in six-day races in North America. His professional career lasted from 1895-1908. He twice won the Grand Prix d’Angers in the sprint, in 1896-97. He was also sprint champion of France in 1895 and of Switzerland in 1900, and won the Swiss Championship in the motor-paced event in 1905. But he was also a road racer, riding at Paris-Roubaix in 1901, Bordeaux-Paris in 1904, and the Bol d’Or in 1902 and 1908. He started at least nine six-day events in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, with his best finish being third in 1900.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) SUI Jean Gougoltz
Sprint, Professionals, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 3 h4 r3/7
Tandem Sprint, Professionals, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Matthieu Cordang 2 h3 r1/3
Points Race, Professionals, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) AC
3,000 metres, Handicap, Professionals, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) AC h1 r1/2