Great Olympians

Biographies - SPA


Vladimír Špaček

B. 1939-10-29, Trenčín, Slovakia, represented Czechoslovakia
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint
1960 HP
Men's Kayak Singles 4x500 metres Relay R1:dq 1.3
1.3


Desmond William Joseph Spackman

B. 1929-01-04, Crookwell, NSW, Australia
Hockey
1956 1960 HP
Men's Team fifth sixth 820
820


F.G. Spackman

Olympic Competitor nr 1603


Romedi Spada

B. 1925-03-08, Sankt Moritz, Switzerland
Alpine Skiing
1948 HP
Men's Downhill 18th 1.92
1.92


Arthur Spaenhoven

B. 1934-04-09, Antwerpen, Belgium
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1968 HP
Men's Bantamweight (-57 kg) 11th 96
96


Aleksa Spahić

B. 1899-11-06, Čapljina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, then part of Austria-Hungary, represented Yugoslavia; D. 1975-07-11
Athletics
1924 HP
Men's Pentathlon 24th 0.16
0.16

He was born in Bosnia (actually in Herzegovina), was member of a sportclub in Zagreb (Croatia), and died in Beograd (Serbia). I have decided to go with birthplace for Yugoslavians.


Francis James "Frank" Spain

B. 1909-02-17, Quiltman, Geor., USA; D. 1977-06-23
Ice Hockey (1 bronze)
1936 HP
Men's Team bronze 1280
1280


John Kenneth "Ken" Spain

B. 1946-10-06, Houston, Texas, USA; D. 1990-10-11
Basketball (1 gold)
1968 HP
Men's Team gold 3200
3200


Ljubiša Spajić

B. 1926-03-07, Beograd, Serbia, represented Yugoslavia; D. 2004-03-28
Football (1 silver)
1956 HP
Men's Team silver 2000
2000


Basil Spalding de Garmendia

Olympic Competitor nr 747


Aristidis Spalieris

Olympic Competitor nr 2668


Antonio Spallino

B. 1925-04-01, Como, Italy; D. 2017-09-27
Fencing (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
1952 1956 HP
Foil, individual bronze 3200
Foil, Team silver gold 2600
5800


Guillermo Spamer M.

B. 1952-07-15, represented Mexico
Rowing
1972 HP
Men's Single Sculls Rep:5th 6.48
6.48


Otello Spampani

B. 1918-02-18, Cittiglio, Italy
Athletics - Track and Field
1936 HP
Men's 4x400 metres Relay R1:3rd 68
68


Slavko Špan

B. 1938-05-25, Ljubljana, Slovenia, represented Yugoslavia
Athletics - Track & Field
1964 HP
Men's 3000 metres Steeplechase R1:20th 1.5
1.5


Nikos Michaelis "Nick" Spanakos

B. 1938-07-26, New York, NY, USA
Boxing
1960 HP
Men's Featherweight (-57 kg) R1 1.088
1.088


Arvid Spångberg

Olympic Competitor nr 4438


Roland Otto Eugen Spångberg

B. 1923-02-04, Stockholm, Sweden; D. 2011-05-09
Aquatics - Water Polo
1948 1952 HP
Men's Team fifth R2:3rd 545.5
545.5


Pierpaolo Spangaro

B. 1942-06-26, Trieste, Italy; D. 2011-08-12
Aquatics - Swimming
1960 1964 HP
Men's 400 metres Freestyle R1:23rd 0.256
Men's 200 metres Breaststroke R1:34th 0.002
0.258


Livio Spanghero

B. 1920-02-07, Monfalcone, Italy; D. 2008-04-02
Sailing
1948 HP
One-Person Dinghy (Firefly) 14th 24
24


Albert Späni

B. 1927-12-24, Feussberg, Switzerland
Shooting
1960 1964 1968 HP
Men's Free Pistol sixth 960.384
Free Pistol 23rd
960.384


Otakar Španiel

Olympic Competitor nr 4969


Harry J. Spanjer

USA
Boxing (1 gold, 1 silver)
1904 HP
Lightweight (-61.2 kg) gold 7200
Welterweight (-65.8 kg) silver 4500
11700

Olympic Competitor nr 2277


Lorenz Spann

B. 1875

Olympic Competitor nr 1727


Werner Spannagel

B. 1909-10-06, Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany; D. 1943-12-23
Boxing
1932 HP
Men's Flyweight (-50.8 kg) QF 861
861


Émile Spannoghe

Olympic Competitor nr 1627


Alexandros Spanoudakis

B. 1928, Khania, Greece; D. 2019-03-10
Basketball
1952 HP
Men's Team QR:3rd 1.36
1.36


Ioannis "Jean" Spanoudakis

B. 1931, Khania, Greece; D. 2010-06
Basketball
1952 HP
Men's Team QR:3rd 1.36
1.36


Edmond Spapen

represented Belgium
Wrestling - Freestyle
1928 HP
Men's Bantamweight (-56 kg) silver 6000
6000


René Sparenberg

B. 1918-12-03, Semarang, Java, Dutch East Indies, lived in Hilversum, represented the Netherlands; D. 2013-07-01
Hockey (1 bronze)
1936 HP
Men's Team bronze 1280
1280


John Arthur "Jack" Spargo

B. 1931-06-03, Hermosa Beach, Cal., USA
Aquatics - Water Polo
1952 HP
Men's Team fourth 800
800


Percy Spark

B. 1894-06-04, Durris, Scotland, Great Britain; D. 1953-08-29
Athletics
1924 HP
Men's Pentathlon 27th 0.04
Men's Decathlon dnf 0.00064
0.04064


Paul William Sparkes

B. 1960-08-03, represented Great Britain
Aquatics - Swimming
1976 HP
Men's 1500 m Freestyle 19th 1.6
1.6


Robert Earl "Bob" Sparks

B. 1947-09-11, Jersey City, NJ, USA
Handball
1972 1976 HP
Men's Team 14th 10th 58
58


Louis, Count Sparre

Olympic Competitor nr 6288


Rosemary Sparrow

B. 1925-07-06, represented Great Britain
Alpine Skiing
1948 HP
Women's Downhill 30th 0.0075
Women's Combined 25th 0.075
0.0825


Léon Spartz

B. 1927-04-17, Lieler, Luxembourg; D. 1997-08-07
Football
1952 HP
Men's Team R1 26.38
26.38


Jürgen Sparwasser

B. 1948-06-04, Halberstadt, S-A, Germany, represented East Germany
Football (1 bronze)
1972 HP
Men's Team bronze 1280
1280


Alfredo Spasciani

B. 1891, represented Italy
Bobsleigh
1924 HP
Men's Four/Five dnf 120
120


Nada Spasić

B. 1934-03-07, represented Yugoslavia; D. 2015-08-07
Gymnastics
1952 HP
Women's Individual All-Around 84th -
Women's Team All-Around 11th 16
Women's Team with Portable Apparatus 8th 64
Women's Floor Exercise 101st -
Women's Horse Vault 54th -
Women's Uneven Bars 101st -
Women's Balance Beam 82nd -
80.00000004

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


Milan Spasojević

B. 1950-03-15, Niš, Serbia, represented Yugoslavia
Athletics - Track & Field
1972 1976 1980 HP
Men's Triple Jump QU:25th 10th 150.15
150.15


Petar Spasov

B. 1934-03-13, Sofia, Bulgaria
Boxing
1952 1956 1960 HP
Men's Light-Middleweight (-71 kg) QF 1894.2
Men's Light-Heavyweight (-81 kg) QF
1894.2


Valentin Spasov

B. 1946-04-16, Sofia, Bulgaria
Basketball
1968 HP
Men's Team (10th) 50
50


Saltirka Parvanova Spasova-Tarpova

B. 1933-07-22, Gulyantsi, Bulgaria
Gymnastics
1952 1956 1960 HP
Women's Individual All-Around 19th 36th 45th 1.60064
Women's Team All-Around 7th 8th 164
Women's Team with Portable Apparatus 12th 10
Women's Floor Exercise 71st 30th - 0.0025
Women's Horse Vault 27th 35th - 0.01025
Women's Uneven Bars 26th 27th - 0.026
Women's Balance Beam 12th 54th - 10
185.63939


Milan Spasovski

B. 1951-03-24, represented Yugoslavia
Canoeing - Slalom
1972 HP
Men's Kayak Singles 9th 240
240

The MADMen indicate this athlete is North Macedonian.


Fedele Spatazza

B. 1954-06-26, Tunis, Tunisia, represented Italy
Artistic Gymnastics
1972 HP
Men's Individual Combined 108th -17.26
Men's Team Combined 16th 1.6
1.6


Written 2001-01-25 - last modified 2022-06-09

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