György Doros

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Referee
Full nameGyörgy•Doros
Used nameGyörgy•Doros
Born2 April 1890 in Odorheiu Secuiesc, Harghita (ROU)
Died6 August 1945 in Budapest, Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary


György Doros was a Hungarian fencer, who placed third in the men’s individual sabre event at the World Championships in 1930. He competed for the Rendőrtiszti Atlétikai Club, and was also a member and delegate of the Hungarian Fencing Association. During the 1930s and 1940s, he wrote several books on sports sociology. His works became extremely important for the further development of sport sociology and psychology. He was, however, against women taking part in competitive sports. As a supporter of the Nazi Party, he was not allowed to resume his law practice after the war and committed suicide, poisoning both himself and his wife with gas.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Art Competitions HUN György Doros
Literature, Open (Olympic) AC


Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1936 Summer Olympics Fencing HUN György Doros
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) Round One Pool 8 Jury President
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) Round One Pool 3 Director
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) Round One Pool 6 Jury President
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Round One Portugal — Switzerland Director
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Pool Italy — Germany Judge
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Quarter-Finals United States — Sweden Jury President

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