Great Olympians

Biographies - OLS


Marte Olsbu

competed in 2022 as

Marte Olsbu-Røiseland

B. 1990-12-07, Arendal, Norway
Biathlon (3 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
2018 2022 HP
Women's 7.5 km Sprint silver gold 7800
Women's 10 km Pursuit fourth gold 6000
Women's 12.5 km Mass Start eighth bronze 2816
Women's 15 km 71st bronze 2560
Women's 4x6 km Relay fourth fourth 800
Mixed Relay silver gold 2600
22576


Alf Aage Olsen

B. 1893-09-03, Frederiksberg, Denmark; D. 1976-08-18
Football
1920 HP
Men's Team R1 33.8
33.8


Alf Einar Olsen

B. 1925-11-04, Stavanger, Norway; D. 2001-02-24
Gymnastics
1952 HP
Men's Individual All-Around 82nd -
Men's Team All-Around 14th 4
Men's Floor Exercise 69th -
Men's Horse Vault 79th -
Men's Parallel Bars 57th -
Men's Horizontal Bar 63rd -
Men's Rings 100th -
Men's Pommeled Horse 139th -
4.00000001


Agnete Olsen

B. 1909-12-22, København, Denmark; D. 1997-09-13
Swimming
1924 1928 HP
Women's 100 m Freestyle R1:3rd SF:6th 116
Women's 4 x 100 m Freestyle Relay fourth R1:4th 500
616


(Ole) Anton Olsen

Olympic Competitor nr 5273


Anton Wilhelm Olsen

Olympic Competitor nr 7356


Arthur Johan Olsen

B. 1907-03-19, Oslo, Norway; D. 1943-10-17
Boxing
1928 HP
Men's Featherweight (-57.2 kg) R2 79.13
79.13


Arthur Theodor Olsen

B. 1900-12-15, Bergen, Norway; D. 1951-12-18
Boxing
1920 HP
Men's Featherweight (-57.2 kg) R2 79.13
79.13


Bjórn Olsen

B. 1946-04-08, Siglufjörður, Iceland
Alpine Skiing
1968 HP
Men's Giant Slalom 72nd -10.40
Men's Slalom R2:3rd -10.26
-10.66


Carl Olsen

Olympic Competitor nr 5720


Conrad Olsen

B. 1891-07-06, Bergen, Norway; D. 1970-10-19
Rowing (1 bronze)
1920 HP
Men's Eights bronze 1280
1280


Einar Olsen

Olympic Competitor nr 6113


Eric C. Olsen, Jr.

B. 1916-03-26, Brooklilne, Mass., USA; D. 1993-05-07
Sailing
1956 HP
Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy (Sharpie) 9th 200
200


Frithjof Olsen

Olympic Competitor nr 2421


Georg Bruno Meyer Olsen

B. 1937-05-05, København, Denmark
Athletics
1968 HP
Men's Marathon 34th -2.24
0.0024


Gerda Lilly Olsen

B. 1932-06-12, København, Denmark
Aquatics - Swimming
1952 HP
Women's 100 metres Backstroke R1:14th 24
24


Gerhard Olsen

Olympic Competitor nr 5828


Godtfred Olsen

Olympic Competitor nr 5757


Grete Olsen

B. 1912-02-18, København; D. 2010-04-06
Fencing
1932 1936 1948 HP
Women's Foil, Individual 8th QF:4th QF:4th 427.5
427.5


Håkon Verner Olsen

B. 1927-03-22, Notodden, Norway; D. 1992-09-15
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1952 HP
Men's Welterweight (-73 kg) 13th 38.4
38.4


Hanna Olsen

B. 1889-06-23, Karlskrona, Sweden; D. 1990-06-10
Fencing
1924 1928 HP
Women's Foil, Individual SF:4th R1:7th 492.102
492.102


Hans Christian Hegelund Olsen

Olympic Competitor nr 5724


Hans Knud Valdemar Olsen

Olympic Competitor nr 5458

(*) The semifinal rosters are unknown. I assume that only the members of the team that played in the qualification competed in the semifinal

(**) roster unknown


Henry Olsen

Olympic Competitor nr 4351


(Jørgen) Ib Olsen

B. 1929-11-09, Højelse, Denmark; D. 2009-11-09
Rowing (1 bronze)
1948 HP
Men's Coxed Fours bronze 1920
1920


John C. Olsen

USA
Swimming (4 gold, 1 bronze)
1992 1996 HP
100 m Free-style fourth 9th 1760
4 x 100 m Free-style Relay gold gold 3200
4 x 200 m Free-style Relay bronze (gold) 704
4 x 100 m Medley Relay gold - 1600
7264


Kate Olsen

B. 1946-11-23, København, Denmark
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint
1972 1976 HP
Women's Kayak Singles 500 m 7th SF:4th 468
468


Knud Olsen

B. 1906-10-02, København, Denmark; D. 1994-06-13
Rowing
1928 1932 1936 HP
Men's Eights Rep2 Rep:4th 146.4
Men's Coxless Fours sixth 480
626.4


Knut Olsen

B. 1901-08-26, Oslo, Norway; D. 1980-01-26
Aquatics - Swimming
1928 HP
Men's 100 m Freestyle SF:4th 68
68


Kristoffer Olsen

Olympic Competitor nr 7121


Marcos José Olsen

B. 1937-10-30, Canoinhas, SC, Brazil
Shooting
1972 1976 1980 1984 HP
Trap 8th 11th 18th 10th 633.84
633.84


Martin Olsen

B. 1894-11-22, København, Denmark; D. 1971-07-09
Boxing
1920 HP
Middleweight (-72.6 kg) QF 861
861


Niels Alfred Olsen

B. 1948-12-28, Hylleholt, Denmark
Rowing
1964 HP
Men's Coxed Pairs Rep:4th 21.5
21.5


Ole Tobias Olsen

Olympic Competitor nr 2569


Ole Olsen

Olympic Competitor nr 3259


Oliver Olsen

Olympic Competitor nr 1740


Orla Olsen

B. 1899-08-31, København, Denmark; D. 1949-05-13
Athletics - Track & Field
1928 HP
Men's Marathon dnf 0.000000000384
0.000000000384


Oskar Olsen

B. 1897-10-17, Oslo, Norway; D. 1956-12-28
Speed Skating (1 silver)
1924 1928 HP
Men's 500 m silver 9th 4160
Men's 1500 m sixth 640
4800


Otto Martin Olsen

B. 1884-12-13, Norway; D. 1953-07-12
Shooting (4 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)
1920 1924 HP
Running Deer, single shot gold bronze
2560
8960
Running Deer, single shot, team gold gold
1600
3200
Running Deer, double shot comp 0.256
Running Deer, double shot, team silver
1000
1000
Military Rifle, 300m, prone gold 1600
Military Rifle, 300m, prone, team sixth 40
Military Rifle, 600m, prone, team fourth 100
Military Rifle, 300m, standing, team sixth 40
Military Rifle, 300m & 600m, prone, team silver 250
Free Rifle, 3 positions 28th 0.026
Free Rifle, prone 51st
Free Rifle, team silver 8th
64
1064
11030.282 5224 16254.282

Olympic Competitor nr 7227


Otto Peder Olsen

B. 1894-12-12, Tystrup, Denmark; D. 1989-10-24
Modern Pentathlon
1924 1928 HP
Men's Individual 15th 14th 39
39


Per Olsen (1)

B. 1934-07-24, Oslo, Norway
Aquatics - Swimming
1952 HP
Men's 100 metres Freestyle R1:45th 0.00001
Men's 400 metres Freestyle R1:36th 0.00064
0.00065


Per Olsen (2)

B. 1932-06-13, Alta, Norway; D. 2013-11-09
Cross-Country Skiing
1956 HP
Men's 30 kilometres 19th 1.6
Men's 4x10 kilometres Relay fourth 400
401.6


Per Olaf Olsen

Olympic Competitor 3376


Per Skjerwen Olsen

B. 1939-09-26, Oslo, Norway
Ice Hockey
1964 1968 HP
Men's Team 10th 11th 82
82


Philip Einar "Phil" Olsen

B. 1957-01-31, Nanaimo, BC, Canada; D. 2020-03-15
Athletics - Track and Field
1976 HP
Men's Javelin Throw 11th 96
96


Ragnar Eugen Olsen

B. 1914-03-13, Oslo, Norway; D. 1990-07-09
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's 10km Walk R1:8th 8.2
8.2


Ragnvald Olsen

B. 1897-08-27, Oslo, Norway; D. 1948-09-01
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1924 HP
Men's Bantamweight (-58 kg) R5 780
780


Reno Bent Olsen

B. 1947-02-19, Roskilde, Denmark
Cycling - Track (1 gold)
1968 1972 HP
Men's Individual Pursuit R1:13th 38.4
Men's Team Pursuit gold R1:13th 4819.2
4857.6


(Peter) Richard Olsen

B. 1911-10-31, Sorø, Denmark; D. 1956-02-13
Rowing (1 silver)
1936 HP
Men's Coxless Pairs silver 5000
5000


Rigmor Olsen

B. 1907-01-12, Frederiksberg, Denmark; D. 1994-01-09
Aquatics - Swimming
1928 HP
Women's 4 x 100 m Freestyle Relay R1:4th 100
100


Rolf Ingvald Olsen

B. 1938-04-27, Tønsberg, Norway
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint
1960 1964 1968 HP
Men's Kayak Singles 1000 metres sixth SF:4th 708
Men's Kayak Doubles 1000 metres SF:4th 51
759


Steen Lerche Olsen

Olympic Competitor nr 6335


Svend Egil Benjamin Olsen

B. 1908-10-17, Lodbjerg, Denmark; D. 1980-12-13
Weightlifting (1 silver)
1932 HP
Light-Heavyweight (-82.5  kg) silver 6000
6000


Thor Olsen

B. 1929-12-01, Trondheim, Norway; D. 2014-06-03
Weightlifting
1952 HP
Middleweight (-75 kg) 16th 9.6
9.6


Thor Egil Olsen

B. 1957-04-15, Drammen, Norway
Rowing
1972 HP
Men's Coxed Pairs 7th 500
500


Thorleif Werner Olsen

B. 1921-11-15, Oslo, Norway; D. 1996-03-11
Football
1952 HP
Men's Team R1 26.38
26.38


Thorvald Olsen

Olympic Competitor nr 6032


Viktor Olaf Olsen

B. 1924-02-05, Charlottenlund, Norway
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's Marathon 16th 9.6
9.6


Wilhelm Olsen

B. 1891-05-12, Oslo, Norway; D. 1971-04-06
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1920 HP
Men's Featherweight (-60 kg) R2 40.5
40.5


Willy Olsen

B. 1950-02-28, Tynset, Norway
Speed Skating
1972 HP
Men's 5000 metres fifth 1000
1000


Zoe Ann Olsen

competed in 1952 as

Zoe Ann Olsen-Jensen

B. 1931-02-11, Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Aquatics - Diving (1 silver, 1 bronze)
1948 1952 HP
Women's Springboard silver bronze 6560
6560


Sergey Petrovich Olshansky

B. 1948-05-28, Moskva, Russia, represented the Soviet Union
Football (1 bronze)
1972 HP
Men's Team bronze 1280
1280


Willis Stuart "Bill" Olson

B. 1930-01-03, Eau Claire, Wisc., USA
Ski Jumping
1952 1956 HP
Men's Individual 22nd 43rd 0.6000384
0.6000384


(Olga) Eivor (Beatrice) Olson

B. 1922-09-27, Göteborg, Sweden; D. 2016-11-12
Athletics
1948 1952 HP
Women's Shot Put 11th 13th 134.4
134.4


Gustaf Olson

Olympic Competitor nr 3871

+fen


Oscar Olson

Olympic Competitor nr 2073


Ragnar Olson

B. 1880-08-10, Kristianstad, Sweden; D. 1955-07-10
Equestrianism - Dressage (1 silver, 1 bronze)
1928 HP
Dressage, Individual bronze 3200
Dressage, Team silver 1000
4200


Weldon Howard "Weldy" Olson

B. 1932-11-12, Marquette, Mich., USA
Ice Hockey (1 gold, 1 silver)
1956 1960 HP
Men's Team silver gold 5200
5200


Albert Olsson

B. 1896-11-28, Göteborg, Sweden; D. 1977-10-20
Football
1920 HP
Men's Team CR1 164
164


Anna Olsson

B. 1964-03-14, Timrå, Sweden
Canoeing, Kayak (1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 HP
Women's Singles, 500 m 9th 160
Women's Doubles, 500 m gold sixth 8th 5472
Women's Fours, 500 m silver sixth bronze bronze 5368
11000


Anneli Marita Olsson

B. 1952-06-08, Göteborg, Sweden
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Women's 4x100 m Relay R1:dnf 2.5
2.5


Arthur Eidor Folke Olsson

B. 1926-02-07, Nyskoga, Sweden; D. 2013-10-12
Cross-Country Skiing
1956 HP
Men's 50 kilometres 11th 64
64


August Olsson

Olympic Competitor nr 4562


(Gunhild) Diana Olsson

B. 1957-08-28, Ånge, Sweden
Aquatics - Swimming
1972 1976 HP
Women's 100 m Freestyle 26th 0.064
Women's 100 m Backstroke 25th 0.1
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle Relay sixth 7th 260
Women's 4x100 m Medley Relay 8th 64
324.164


Ejnar Olsson

B. 1896-07-09, Ärla, Sweden; D. 1974-12-20
Ice Hockey
1924 HP
Men's Teams fourth 800
800


(Knut) Erik (Botvid) Olsson

B. 1930-01-14, Kristianstad, Sweden; D. 2016-01-12
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1964 HP
Men's Featherweight (-63 kg) 16th 9.6
9.6


Eva Birgitta Olsson

B. 1951-09-02, Stockholm, Sweden
Cross Country Skiing
1972 1976 1980 HP
Women's 5 kilometres 15th fifth 12th 1050
Women's 10 kilometres 23rd fifth 10th 1100.256
Women's 3x5 km Relay 8th 624
Women's 4x5 km Relay fourth sixth
2774.256


Frank Allan Marenius Olsson

B. 1922-11-03, Strömstadt, Sweden; D. 2010-04-26
Rowing
1952 HP
Men's Eights 2Rep:3rd 80
80


Gunhild Margareta "Gun" Olsson

B. 1946-01-30, Söderhamm, Sweden
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 HP
Women's 100 m Hurdles R1:6th 0.546
Women's 4x100 m Relay R1:dnf 2.5
3.046


Holmfrid Olsson

B. 1943-05-20, Rörbäcksnäs, Sweden; D. 2009-01-27
Biathlon (1 bronze)
1968 1972 HP
20 km 20th 21st 2.05
4 x 7.5 km Relay bronze fifth 890
892.05


Johan Olsson

B. 1980-03-19, Sweden
Cross-Country Skiing (2 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze)
2006 2010 2014 HP
15 km Free-style 11th 5174.4
15 km Classical sixth silver
Skiathlon 24th bronze 2640.16
50 km Free-style, Mass Start 25th 9th 2720.1
50 km Classical, Mass Start bronze
Team Relay bronze gold gold 5760
16294.66


Lars Inge Olsson

B. 1944-11-16, Stora Tuna, Sweden
Alpine Skiing
1964 1968 HP
Men's Downhill dnf -12.16
Men's Giant Slalom dns -16.64
Men's Slalom R2:dnf -5.10
-5.10


Lars Sune Olsson

B. 1932-10-13, Bograngen, Sweden
Cross-Country Skiing
1960 1964 HP
Men's 15 kilometres 16th 6.4
Men's 4x10 kilometres Relay fourth 400
406.4


Nils Edvin Olsson

B. 1891-03-10, Halmstad, Sweden; D. 1951-09-21
Art Competitions (1 bronze)
1948 HP
Architecture - Architectural Designs bronze 2560
2560


(Nils) Olle (Bernhard) Olsson

B. 1948-06-01, Lund, Sweden
Handball
1972 HP
Men's Team 7th 200
200


Oluf Olsson

Olympic Competitor nr 2422


Per-Olof Verner Olsson

B. 1918-12-10, Stockholm, Sweden; D. 1982-10-12
Aquatics - Swimming
1948 HP
Men's 100 metres Freestyle sixth 640
Men's 100 metres Backstroke R1:27th 0.06
Men's 4x200 m Freestyle Relay fourth 400
1040.06


Robert Olsson

B. 1883-03-14, Göteborg, Sweden; D. 1954-07-21
Athletics
1908 1912 1920 HP
Men's Hammer Throw ac fourth QU:10th 2580.39
Men's 58-lb Weight Throw QU:12th 60
2640.39

Olympic Competitor nr 3490


(Karl) Roger Olsson

B. 1944-01-30, Västerås, Sweden
Ice Hockey
1968 HP
Men"s Team fourth 800
800


Sten Sture Olsson

B. 1944-02-08, Kristianstad, Sweden; D. 2008-03-07
Handball
1972 HP
Men's Team (7th) 128
128


Svante Olsson

Olympic Competitor nr 5466


Sven Olsson

Olympic Competitor nr 4741


Thorild Olsson

Olympic Competitor nr 6257


Frithjof Olstad

Olympic Competitor nr 6745


Oscar Olstad

Olympic Competitor nr 6090


Nicolaas Petrus Maria "Nico" Olsthoorn

B. 1928-01-30, Naaldwijk, the Netherlands; D. 2011-06-14
Speed Skating
1956 HP
Men's 1500 metres 49th 0.0000016
0.0000016


Alfons Olszewski

B. 1916-04-05, Gdańsk, Poland, then part of Germany; D. 2006-07-12
Sailing
1936 HP
Six metres Class 11th 32
32


Ryszard Jan Olszewski

B. 1932-06-07, Inowrocław, Poland; D. 2020-02-02
Basketball
1960 HP
Men's Team 7th 200
200


Written 2002-09-30 - last modified 2022-07-19

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