Great Olympians

Biographies - IVA


Ivády Sándor

B. 1903-05-01, from Budapest, Hungary; D. 1998-12-21
Aquatics - Water Polo (1 gold, 1 silver)
1928 1932 HP
Men's Water Polo silver gold 5200
5200


Georgy Gavrilovich Ivakin

B. 1928-08-25, Tashelan, Buryatiya, Russia, represented the Soviet Union; D. 1991
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's 800 metres R1:5th 0.00084
0.00084


Dumitru Ivan

B. 1938-05-14, București, Romania
Football
1964 HP
Men's Team (fifth) 162
162


Paula Ivan

B. 1963-07-20, Herăsti, Romania
Track & Field (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
1988 HP
Women's 1500 m gold 6400
Women's 3000 m silver 4000
10400


Ivan Ivančić

B. 1937-12-06, Grabovac, Croatia, represented Yugoslavia; D. 2014-08-28
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 1976 HP
Men's Shot Put QU:19th QU:16th 12
12


Iváncsó Vilmos

B. 1939-01-23, Huszt (now Khust in Ukraine), represented Hungary; D. 1997-11-25
Volleyball
1964 HP
Men's Team sixth 320
320


Marija Ivandekić

B. 1925-08-25, represented Yugoslavia
Gymnastics
1952 HP
Women's Individual All-Around 96th -
Women's Team All-Around 11th 16
Women's Team with Portable Apparatus 8th 64
Women's Floor Exercise 124th -
Women's Horse Vault 110th -
Women's Uneven Bars 80th -
Women's Balance Beam 72nd -
80

Nothing to determine a nationality from, so I use the default for Yugoslavians: Serbian


Doina Ivănescu

B. 1935-01-22, Blaj, Romania; D. 1996
Volleyball
1964 HP
Women's Team fourth 800
800


Martine Ivangine

B. 1947-12-12, Saint Gervais, France
Speed Skating
1968 HP
Women's 500 metres 22nd 0.4
Women's 1000 metres 17th 4
Women's 1500 metres 14th 16
Women's 3000 metres 15th 30
30.4


Aleksandr Vladimirovich Ivanitsky

B. 1937-10-08, Donetsk, Ukraine, represented the Soviet Union; D. 2020-07-22
Freestyle Wrestling (1 gold)
1964 HP
Men's Heavyweight (+97 kg) gold 9600
9600

Born in Ukraine, but his family fled to Leningrad during WWII. He lived and eventually died in Moskva, so he must be considered Russian.


Ivánkai György

B. 1937-06-10, Budapest, Hungary
Speed Skating
1964 1968 HP
Men's 500 metres 40th 0.0001
Men's 1500 metres 38th 29th 0.016256
Men's 5000 metres 26th 31st 0.011
Men's 10000 metres 33rd 27th 0.04256
0.069916


Antun Ivanković

B. 1939-03-25, Debelica, Serbia, represented Yugoslavia
Rowing
1960 HP
Men's Coxless Pairs sixth 800
800


Aleksandr Ivannikov

B. 1945-01-23, Moskva, Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Ski Jumping
1964 HP
Men's Normal Hill 17th 4
Men's Large Hill sixth 640
644


Albert Ivanov

B. 1931-09-07, Tapa, Estonia, represented the Soviet Union; D. 2000-04-05
Athletics - Track & Field
1956 HP
Men's Marathon dnf 0.0000096
0.0000096


Bogdan Antonov Ivanov Musev

B. 1937-07-22, Vidin, Bulgaria
Canoeing - Canadian Sprint
1960 1964 HP
Men's Canadian Singles 1000 metres 8th sixth 1344
1344


Boris Ivanov

B. 1947-09-29, Ivanovo, Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Men's Decathlon 13th 38.4
38.4


Bozhidar Ivanov

B. 1943-07-15, Ruse, Bulgaria
Artistic Gymnastics
1968 HP
Men's Individual All-Round 92nd -14.40
Men's Team All-Round 11th 16
16


Dimitrie Ivanov

B. 1944-09-24, Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania
Canoeing - Sprint Kayak (1 silver)
1968 HP
Men's Kayak Fours 1000 metres silver 2000
2000


Ivanov Dragán

B. 1942-01-27, Orosháza, Hungary
Athletics
1968 HP
Men's Triple Jump QU:27th 0.06
0.06


Dumitru Ivanov

B. 1946-11-06, Climăuți, Romania
Rowing
1968 HP
Men's Coxless Fours 7th 300
300


Eduard Georgiyevich Ivanov

B. 1938-04-25, Moskva, Russia, represented the Soviet Union; D. 2012-01-15
Ice Hockey (1 gold)
1964 HP
Men's Team gold 3200
3200


Georgi Ivanov

B. 1947-05-10, Sofia, Bulgaria
Football (1 silver)
1968 HP
Men's Team silver 2000
2000


Haralambie Ivanov

B. 1941-02-23, Crișan, Romania; D. 2004-08-22
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint (1 silver)
1964 1968 HP
Men's Kayak Doubles 1000 metres fourth 1200
Men's Kayak Fours 1000 metres silver 2000
3200


Igor Ivanov

B. 1931, represented the Soviet Union
Rowing
1956 HP
Men's Coxless Fours SF:3rd 615
615


Ivan Ivanov (1)

B. 1950-11-19, Hamanli, Bulgaria
Volleyball
1972 HP
Men's Team fourth 800
800


Ivan Ivanov (2)

B. 1948-06-26, Arkhipovka, Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Men's 800 metres SF:18th 2.56
Men's 1500 metres R1:33rd -2.26
2.56256


Ivan Ivanov Ivanov (1)

B. 1937-04-24, represented Bulgaria; D. 2010-08-27
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1964 HP
Men's Lightweight (-70 kg) 8th 384
384


Ivan Ivanov Ivanov (2)

B. 1971-08-27, Shumen, Bulgaria
Weightlifting (1 gold)
1992 1996 2000 HP
Men's Flyweight (-52 kg) gold 10560
Men's Flyweight (-54 kg) sixth
Men's Bantamweight (-56 kg) dq
10560

Disqualified for Doping in 2000.


Ivan Tsvetkov Ivanov

B. 1921-12-06, represented Bulgaria
Shooting
1952 HP
Trap 16th 9.6
9.6


Kiril Metodiev Ivanov

B. 1943-05-27, represented Bulgaria
Volleyball
1964 HP
Men's Team fifth 500
500


Leonid Ivanov

B. 1937-08-25, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, represented the Soviet Union
Athletics - Track & Field
1964 HP
Men's 10000 metres fifth 1000
1000

He is listed by the MADMen as being Kyrgyz, without any further information. I shall stick with Ukrainian for the time being.


Leonid Grigoroyevich Ivanov

B. 1921-07-25, Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, represented the Soviet Union; D. 1990-09-14
Football
1952 HP
Men's Team R1 26.38
26.38


Leonid Ivanovich Ivanov

B. 1938-08-27, Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Rowing
1960 HP
Men's Eights Rep:2nd 136
136


Mercurie Ivanov

B. 1938-08-24, Crișana, Romania
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint
1960 HP
Men's Kayak Doubles 1000 metres SF:5th 12.9
12.9


Nikolay Nikolayevich Ivanov

B. 1942-06-02, Atkarsk, Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Athletics
1968 HP
Men's 200 metres SF:7th 20.8
Men's 4x100 m Relay SF:dnf 2.05
22.85


Nikolay Petrovich Ivanov

B. 1949-08-20, Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, represented the Soviet Union; D. 2012-06-08
Rowing (1 gold)
1972 1976 HP
Men's Coxed Pairs fifth 6050
Men's Coxed Fours gold
6050


Petar Ivanov

B. 1903-06-29, Yambol, Bulgaria; D. 1968-01-18
Football
1924 HP
Men's Football R2 26.38
26.38


Petar Ivanov

name witten in 1924 as

Pietro Ivanov

B. 1894, Zadar, Croatia, then part of Austria, from 1920 to 1947 Italian, represented Italy; D. 1961
Rowing (1 bronze)
1924 HP
Men's Eights bronze 1280
1280


Stancho Ivanov

B. 1937-04-11, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Freestyle Wrestling (2 silver)
1960 1964 HP
Featherweight (-62 kg) silver 12000
Featherweight (-63 kg) silver
12000


Valentin Kozmich Ivanov

B. 1934-11-19, Moskva, Russia, represented the Soviet Union; D. 2011-11-08
Football (1 gold)
1956 HP
Men's Team (gold) 2000
2000


Viktor Nikolayevich Ivanov

B. 1930-12-21, Moskva, Russia, represented the Soviet Union; D. 2003-08-14
Rowing (1 silver)
1956 HP
Men's Coxless Pairs silver 5000
5000


Viktor Volodymyrovych Ivanov

B. 1956-10-08, Donetsk, Ukraine, represented the Soviet Union; D. 2007-11-23
Boxing
1976 HP
Men's Heavyweight (+81 kg) R2 101.4
101.4


Vladimir Ivanov

B. 1936-02-08, Homel, Belarus, represented the Soviet Union
Boxing
1972 HP
Men's Light Flyweight (-48 kg) QF 861
861

The MADMen class this boxer as Ukrainian, but without any justification.


Vladimir Sergeyevich Ivanov

B. 1949-04-28, Izhevsk, Udmurtia, Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Speed Skating
1976 HP
Men's 5000 metres 7th 400
Men's 10000 metres 15th 10
410


Vladimir Timofeyevich Ivanov

B. 1940-09-10, Homel, Belarus, represented the Soviet Union
Volleyball (1 gold)
1968 HP
Men's Team gold 3200
3200


Vyacheslav Ivanov

B. 1938-07-30, Moskva, Russia
Rowing (3 gold)
1956 1960 1964 HP
Single Sculls gold gold gold 57600
57600

After winning both the European Championship and Olympic single sculls in 1956, he had to be content with European bronze medals in the next two seasons. But in 1959 he took the European title, in 1960 a second Olympic gold medal, in 1961 the European, and in 1962 the first World Championship sculling title. In 1963 he dropped to fourth place in the European Championships, but he returned, in 1964 to regain his European title, and to win his third gold in Tokyo.
At Melbourne, he was so happy with his first win that he threw his gold medal in the air. It fell in the water and was never seen again. He got a replacement medal from the IOC.


Yordan Ivanov

B. 1932-03-22, Maritsa, Bulgaria
Equestrianism - Eventing
1972 HP
Three-Day Event, Individual 41st -4.80
Three-Day Event, Team dnf 0.64
0.64008


Yury Ivanov

B. 1935, represented the Soviet Union
Fencing
1956 HP
Men's Foil, Team SF:3rd 205
205


Antonina Grigoryevna Ivanova

B. 1932-12-25, Rostov, Russia, represented the Soviet Union; D. 2006-03-23
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Women's Shot Put 9th 240
240


Yordanka Filipova Ivanova

B. 1950-02-28, Pleven, Bulgaria
Athletics - Track and Field
1976 HP
Women's 4x400 m Relay R1:9th 40
40


Zoran Ivanović

B. 1949-08-27, represented Yugoslavia
Artistic Gymnastics
1972 HP
Men's Individual Combined 71st -10.64
Men's Team Combined 12th 10
10

Nothing to base a nationality on, but an architect with exactly the same name was Serbian, so ....


Ivan Stevan "Vane" Ivanović

B. 1913-06-09, Osijek, Croatia, then part of Hungary, represented Yugoslavia; D. 1999-04-04
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's 110 metres Hurdles SF:4th 492
Men's 400 metres Hurdles R1:3rd 16.14
508.14

This athlete merited a Wikipedia page even without his sporting "achievments". Look it up!


Ivan Ivanovitch

Olympic Competitor nr 559


Michael "Mike" Ivanow

B. 1947-01-09, Shanghai, China, represented the USA
Football
1972 HP
Men's Team R1:4th 7.25
7.25


Written 2002-10-28 - last modified 2022-08-06

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