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Josef Prokeš

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJosef•Prokeš
Used nameJosef•Prokeš
Born25 February 1933
Died25 August 2016
AffiliationsÚDA Praha
NOC Czechoslovakia
Nationality Czech Republic


Josef Prokeš was a Czechoslovakian cross-country skier who competed at the 1956 Cortina Winter Olympics. He also appeared at two World Championships in the 1950s.

After ending his competitive career Prokeš worked at Charles University in Praha, but later became a ski coach. He emigrated to Austria where he established a Nordic training centre in Stams, Tyrol. Prokeš is considered the founder of the cross-country ski movement in Austria.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1956 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) TCH CZE Josef Prokeš
15 kilometres, Men (Olympic) =36
30 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 16
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Czechoslovakia 8

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