Drivers at 1936 Olympics - mystery solved
Posted 24 October 2000 - 12:42
"He then departed for Garmish-Partenkirchen and the Winter Olympics, where he captained one of Italy's two bob-sleigh teams, Varzi's consisting entirely of racing drivers - Trossi, Taruffi and Cortese being his team mates. Unfortunately, it is not known what success, if any they enjoyed."
I have for some time suspected that this is not correct!
Now I finally took the time to dig up the official Garmich results at the sports museum library and here are the TRUE facts:
The Italian entries and results for the 2 man bob were:
ITALY 1 (Antonio Brivio Sforza, Carlo Solveni), Result: 11th
ITALY 2 (Edgardo Vaghi, Dario Poggi), Result: 10th
The Italian entries and results for the 4 man bob were:
ITALY 1 (Antonio Brivio Sforza, Carlo Solveni, Emilo Dell'Oro, Raffaele Manardi), Result: 10th
ITALY 2 (Francesco de Zanna, Ernesto Francechi, Umberto Gillarduzzi, Amedeo Angeli), Result: DNF
So we have Brivio as driver instead of Varzi and none of the other drvers Nixon mentions are included! Wonder where Nixon got his information from?
Posted 24 October 2000 - 13:43
Posted 24 October 2000 - 20:04
Posted 25 October 2000 - 06:08
Posted 25 October 2000 - 10:41
Posted 03 November 2000 - 21:40
Maybe not, but I read recently that he was an Olympic cyclist, so he might have been another driver at the 1936 Olympics. He was born in 1908, give or take a year, so he would have been about 28 at the time. It IS possible.
Does anyone have a record of the '36 Olympics?
Posted 04 November 2000 - 02:37
Posted 04 November 2000 - 09:01
I can take a look at the full results lists at the sports library next week.
Posted 04 November 2000 - 13:56
Posted 04 November 2000 - 21:00
Posted 05 November 2000 - 01:50
Regarding Bill Holland---I think he was in the finals of the ice skating competition but did not make the team. This was probably 1936. Holland was also a fine roller skater and even set some sort of record for the number of miles skated in 24 hours. Holland managed a roller skating rink after(?) he quit racing.
Posted 05 November 2000 - 09:54
1932 Los Angeles
1928 St Moritz
1932 Lake Placid
(1940 Sapporo/St Moritz/Garmisch)
1948 St Moritz
and so on
Posted 07 November 2000 - 12:32