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Oskar Nowak

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameOskar•Nowak
Used nameOskar•Nowak
Born25 March 1913 in Wien (Vienna) (AUT)
Died(Prior to 2014)
AffiliationsEK Engelmann, Wien (AUT) / HC Währing, Wien (AUT)
NOC Austria

Biography

A right winger, Oskar Nowak played ice hockey for Austria at the 1936 and 1948 Winter Olympics and played field hockey at the 1948 London Olympics. He skated for Austria at the 1935 and 1938 World Championships but then switched allegiance and was on the German team at the 1939 World Championships and 1940 Wintersportwoche, but he was back with Austria at the 1947 Worlds. He competed at the 1933 Spengler Cup when he was with Wien EKE. Nowak won two bronze medals at the European Championships, in 1939 for Germany and 1947 for Austria, in an era when the Worlds doubled as the Europeans.

Nowak began his club career with Währing HC, before moving to EKE. He then played for Wiener EV, Wien City, and while in Germany, was with Berlin City and Rot-Weiss Berlin, before returning to Austria after the War with Wien EKE. Nowak retired after the 1947/48 season and was later inducted into the German Hockey Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) AUT Oskar Nowak
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Austria =7
1948 Summer Olympics Hockey AUT Oskar Nowak
Hockey, Men (Olympic) Austria =7
1948 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) AUT Oskar Nowak
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Austria 7

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