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Oldřich Machač

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 2
Bronze 1
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameOldřich•Machač
Used nameOldřich•Machač
Born18 April 1946 in Prostějov (CZE)
Died10 August 2011 in Brno (CZE)
Measurements178 cm / 80 kg
AffiliationsKometa Brno, Brno (CZE)
NOC Czechoslovakia
Nationality Czech Republic

Biography

Oldřich Machač was a tough defenseman who was capped 293 times for Czechoslovakia, second only to Jiří Holík. He appeared in 11 World Championships for the national team, winning 10 medals – golds in 1972, 1976-77; silver in 1971, 1974-75, and 1978; and bronze in 1969-70 and 1973. He also competed at three Winter Olympics, winning silver medals in 1968 and 1976 and a bronze in 1972, and at the 1976 Canada Cup.

At the club level Machač started out playing with TJ Železárny Prostějov in 1957, playing with them through 1965, when he moved to Dukla Košice for two seasons. He then played with TJ ZKL Brno through 1978 before finishing his career with four seasons in Germany with Starbulls Rosenheim, retiring at the end of the 1981-82 season. Machač was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1999.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1968 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) TCH CZE Oldřich Machač
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Czechoslovakia 2 Silver
1972 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) TCH CZE Oldřich Machač
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Czechoslovakia 3 Bronze
1976 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) TCH CZE Oldřich Machač
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Czechoslovakia 2 Silver

Other participations

Games Role NOC Nationality As
1976 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony TCH CZE Oldřich Machač

Special Notes