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Jan Palouš

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJan Leopold Alois (-Jan Arnold)•Palouš
Used nameJan•Palouš
Nick/petnamesKoza, Valda, Xaver, Pal, Algy
Other namesJan Pallauscj
Born25 October 1888 in České Budějovice (CZE)
Died25 September 1971 in Praha (Prague) (CZE)
AffiliationsSlavia Praha, Praha (CZE)
NOC Czechoslovakia
Nationality Czech Republic

Biography

Jan Palouš’s career began playing bandy with Akademicky SK in 1908, but he later joined České Sportovni, playing with them mostly through 1922. He also was with SK Slavia Praha in 1911-12, 1913-14, and finished his career with them in 1922-25. Palouš played for Bohemia at the 1911-13 European Championships and for Czechoslovakia at the 1921-22 Europeans, winning a gold medal in 1922 and a silver in 1921. He played ice hockey at the 1920 Olympics and the 1924 Winter Olympics, winning a bronze medal in 1920. He started out his career in bandy and ice hockey as a rover, but later played defense. Palouš was known for promoting hockey, and he wrote two books on the games – Musketyri s hokejkou (1955) and S hokejkou po svete (1956). He was also a film director between 1914-18.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1920 Summer Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) TCH CZE Jan Palouš
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Czechoslovakia 3 Bronze
1924 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) TCH CZE Jan Palouš
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Czechoslovakia =5

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