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Stanko Bloudek

Biographical information

TypeIOC member
Full nameStanko•Bloudek
Used nameStanko•Bloudek
Born11 February 1890 in Idrija (SLO)
Died26 November 1959 in Ljubljana (SLO)
NOC(s) Yugoslavia


Stanko Bloudek was born in Slovenia but grew up in Bohemia, where his father was a mountain engineer. Bloudek studied machine engineering in Praha, and built a plane during his studies. In 1907, when only 17-years-old, he founded the first sports club in the country. Excelling in varied sports, Bloudek was 1921 Slovenian discus champion and figure skating champion in 1926-27 and 1929. Using his degree in engineering he specialized in building sport facilities, including the first ski jump in Planica in 1934. Bloudek was a founding member of the Yugoslavian Olympic Committee, and served as its President from 1947-51. He was also President of the Yugoslavian Skating Federation and is considered the “father of the Slovenian winter sports.” A memorial in Ljubljana recognizes his huge contributions to Slovenian and Yugoslav sports. Bloudek became an IOC Member in January 1948 and served until his death in November 1959.

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure Details
Member International Olympic Committee 1948—1959 Representing Yugoslavia    
President Jugoslavenski olimpijski odbor 1948—1950 Representing Yugoslavia