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Otakar Německý

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameOtakar•Německý
Used nameOtakar•Německý
Born2 March 1902 in Nové Město na Moravě (CZE)
Died18 March 1967 in Brno (CZE)
NOC Czechoslovakia
Nationality Czech Republic


Otakar Německý experienced his greatest achievements between the 1924 and 1928 Winter Olympics. At the 1925 World Championships, in the absence of most Scandinavians, he won the titles in the 18 km cross-country and in Nordic combined and, two years later, captured the silver medal in Nordic combined. At St. Moritz in 1928 he competed in the Olympic Military Ski Patrol demonstration event. He was the younger brother of skier Josef Německý, who also took part in the 1924 and 1928 Olympics. The brothers were born into a poor farmer’s family of 11 children, all of whom were skiers. After the World War I, the brothers initiated ski racing in Nové Město na Moravě. Otakar studied veterinary medicine in Brno and, in the Czechoslovakian Army, he worked as a veterinarian but also promoted skiing. After his War service, he returned to Nové Město and worked for the local agricultural cooperative as a zoo technician.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1924 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) TCH CZE Otakar Německý
Individual, Men (Olympic) AC
1928 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) TCH CZE Otakar Německý
18 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 16
Nordic Combined (Skiing) TCH CZE Otakar Německý
Individual, Men (Olympic) 9
Military Ski Patrol (Skiing) TCH CZE Otakar Německý
Military Ski Patrol, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Czechoslovakia 6

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