Rudy Rintala

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameRudolph Alexander “Rudy”•Rintala
Used nameRudy•Rintala
Born6 February 1909 in Brooklyn, New York, New York (USA)
Died11 December 1999 in Atherton, California (USA)
AffiliationsStanford Cardinal, Stanford (USA)
NOC United States


Rudy Rintala played football, baseball, basketball, and threw the javelin on the track team at Stanford. He was best known as a baseball player, for which he was inducted into the Stanford University Athletic Hall of Fame. Rintala graduated with an accounting degree and then played football with San Francisco’s Olympic Club, during which time he played at the 1932 Olympic demonstration. Rintala later worked as an accountant for many years in the steel industry before going into private practice as a CPA in 1956, retiring in 1974.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics American Football USA Rudy Rintala
American Football, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) West 1