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Buck Levy

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLynn Thurber "Buck"•Levy
Used nameBuck•Levy
Born18 November 1931 in New Orleans, Louisiana (USA)
AffiliationsUS Army, (USA)
NOC United States


Buck Levy was the first Louisianan to compete in the Winter Olympics. He was in the Army, stationed in Colorado at Camp Hale at the time of the 1956 Winter Olympics, and attended Western State College in Gunnison. Levy later attended LSU Medical School and became a general practitioner, first in Long Beach, California, but later for many years in Sun Valley, Idaho. He also continued to stay active, spending some time as a ski instructor, running 37 marathons, and competing in cross-country ski marathons. Levy also became a close friend of pro golfer David Duval, who frequently took holidays in Sun Valley.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) USA Buck Levy
30 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 50
Nordic Combined (Skiing) USA Buck Levy
Individual, Men (Olympic) 35