Eugenio Mayer

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEugenio•Mayer
Used nameEugenio•Mayer
Born29 December 1939 in Zoldo Alto, Belluno (ITA)
Died19 September 2015 in Belluno, Belluno (ITA)
AffiliationsG.S. Fiamme Oro, Roma (ITA)
NOC Italy


In the 1960s Eugenio Mayer was a cross-country skier with the famous Val di Zoldo youth team alongside the Olympians Pompeo Fattor and Camillo Zanolli. He stood out in the early youth competitions, but he was considered too young to be able to compete at the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Olympics despite having qualified at the Italian Championships in the 15 km.

Mayer won his first and only Italian title in 1964 at Alpe di Siusi in the relay. He made the Italian national team in 1962 and competed at the 1962 World Championships in Zakopane (Poland). He also took part at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Olympics in 1964, competing in the 50 km, where he finished 18th. After his Olympic appearance Mayer left the Fiamme Oro military club, stopped competing, and moved to Germany where he worked as an ice cream maker.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) ITA Eugenio Mayer
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 18