Cla - Cle - Cli - Clo
Olympic Competitor nr 686
B.1874-03-13, West Roxbury, MA., USA; D.1949-02-17
Track and Field (2 gold)
The 1896 champion of the high jump and the long jump had come to Athina in
a war ship. In the long jump, he had used his hat to mark his runway. Twice
the judge (in fact King Constantine of Greece) had removed the hat, saying
this was a practice of professionals. Only at the third attempt (and without
the hat), did Clark achieve a valid jump, good enough for gold.
Clark also entered the St-Louis decathlon. Although he had to abandon the contest after five events due to a bronchitis, he was still classed sixth.
He later became an Alderman for the city of Boston, and he wrote 19 books including one which was made into a 1952 film, Caribbean.
Inducted in 1991 in the USATF Hall of Fame.
The Hellene Olympic Federation has an excellent site on the Athina Olympics, which includes a picture of Ellery Clark.
Olympic Competitor nr 49
Snowboarding - half-pipe (1 gold, 1 bronze)
Olympic Competitor nr 848
B. 1927-03-25, India
Hockey (3 gold, 1 silver)
Member of the Indian hockey team that won gold at London, Melbourne and Helsinki,
and silver at Rome. He did not play in the final in '48, and was the team's
captain at Roma.
B. 1980-01-03, Austin, TX, USA
Athletics (1 gold, 1 silver)
Olympic Competitor nr 832
Olympic Competitor nr 675
Olympic Competitor nr 1288
B. 1964-02-22 Hyde Park, IL, USA, represented France
Cycling (2 silver)
She was born in the US, but with dual citizenship and chose to represent France
B. 1978-08-26, South Africa
Athletics (2 silver)
Written 2000-11-28 - last modified 2000-11-28
to the main Olympics page