Michael Waissnix

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMichael•Waissnix
Used nameMichael•Waissnix
Born22 May 1904 in Reichenau an der Rax (AUT)
Died13 October 1980 in Reichenau an der Rax (AUT)
NOC Austria


Michael Waissnix came from Reichenau/Rax, where for several generations his family ran the Thalhof Hotel, where amongst others Emperor Franz Josef I would stay. Michael was the grandson of Olga Waissnix, muse of Austrian writer Arthur Schnitzler. Their affair was described in the book Die unvollendete Geliebte – Olga Waissnix & Arthur Schnitzler (The Incomplete Mistress).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Winter Olympics Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh) AUT Michael Waissnix
Four/Five, Men (Olympic) Austria 1 AC