|Men's 10000 metres||R1:dnf||-6.40|
|Men's Individual Combined||59th||-7.16|
|Men's Team Combined||13th||6.4|
|One−Person Dinghy (Finn)||13th||38.4|
|Two−Person Keelboat (Star)||17th||5|
He participated in 17 Formula One races between 1953 and 1955, one of only six Olympians to have done so. Only Prince Birabongse Bhanubandh (incidentally also competing in the 1960 Star) rode more Grand Prix (19).
|Men's 100 metres Backstroke||SF:7th||60|
B. 1949-11-20, Kurikka, Finland
Cross-Country Skiing (1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
|Men's 15 km||fourth||10th||silver||fourth||8030|
|Men's 30 km||-||fourth||7th||eighth||2481.6|
|Men's 50 km||-||34th||silver||10th||4100|
|Men's 4 x 10 km Relay||fifth||gold||bronze||bronze||3912.5|
One of the most unlucky competitors in Olympic history. In 1972, he missed a bronze on 0.06 seconds, but in 1980 he did even better : 0.01 sec behind the gold medal position, after 42 minutes ! (in 1984, he needed 20 seconds for bronze - a more comfortable defeat)
|Men's Cross-Country, Team||(gold)||-|
B. 1949-05-25, Kuopio, Finland
Nordic Combined (1 silver) & Ski Jumping
B. 1904-10-02, Töss, Zürich, Switzerland; D. 1999, Lugano
Gymnastics (4 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)
His life has been devoted to gymnastics, beginning at thirteen, as an
international competitor since 1922 and then as instructor, propagandist,
designer of apparatus and trousers, and writer. He was also twice world champion,
in 1931 and 1934.
He was born with the German first name Georg, competed under the French name Georges, and was known in the later part of his life as the Italian Giorgio, a true Swiss.
Switzerland did not send a team to Los Angeles, which made that Miez could not participate in the Individual Combined. He was able to compete in the apparatus events, but after he received only silver from the mostly Italian and Hungarian judges, he said "if I cannot win gold in my best discipline, I won't bother with the others".
B. 1890, Riga, Latvia, represented Russia
Olympic Competitor nr 6158
Written 2001-06-10 - last modified 2021-12-24
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