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Jan Peka

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJan•Peka
Used nameJan•Peka
Born27 July 1894 in Rataje nad Sázavou (CZE)
Died21 January 1985 in Praha (Prague) (CZE)
AffiliationsSparta Praha, Praha (CZE) / LTC Praha, Praha (CZE)
NOC Czechoslovakia
Nationality Czech Republic

Biography

Jan Peka had a very long career as a goaltender for Bohemia prior to World War I, and for Czechoslovakia after the war, playing from 1910-35. In the war he served in Serbia and Albania and was a prisoner-of-war in Greece for several years. In Bohemia he started his club career with Studentského HS Karlin in 1910 but moved to SK Slavia Praha in 1912. He played for ČKD Praha from 1923-27 and with LTC Praha from 1927-35. Internationally he represented Bohemia at the 1913 European Championships, and Czechoslovakia at the Europeans in 1925-27, 1929, and 1932, winning gold medals in 1925 and 1929 and a silver medal in 1926. Peka played at the World Championships in 1930-31 and 1933-35, winning a bronze medal in 1933. He was capped 76 times for Bohemia and Czechoslovakia.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1920 Summer Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) TCH CZE Jan Peka
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Czechoslovakia 3 Bronze
1928 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) TCH CZE Jan Peka
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Czechoslovakia =5
1936 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) TCH CZE Jan Peka
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Czechoslovakia 4

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