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Emil Neidenbach

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEmil•Neidenbach
Used nameEmil•Neidenbach
Born15 June 1884 in Bencecu de Sus (ROU)
Died20 December 1957 in Budapest (HUN)
NOC Hungary


A Budapest high school mathematics and physics teacher, and author, Dr. Emil Neidenbach later became ministerial commissioner and managing director for the National Secondary Schools Sports Center (KISOK). From August 1944, he was the Chief Adviser on Education. In his youth, he was an avid football and tennis player, and an excellent high jumper for the Budapest University Athletics Club (BEAC). Later, he completed the first judo-course held by the Japanese master Sasaki Kichisaburo in Budapest, Hungary. Neidenbach worked as a sports journalist, and wrote various scientific books about sport disciplines, such as general physical exercises, judo, shot put, hammer throw, discus throw, and measurements in sports.


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