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Christopher Bland

Full name: Frances Christopher Buchan Bland
Gender: Male
Height: 15-2 (182 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: May 29, 1938 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Title: Sir
Affiliations: University of Oxford, Oxford (GBR)
Country: IRL Ireland
Sport: Fencing

Biography

Christopher Bland captained both the modern pentathlon and fencing teams during his tenure at Oxford University and represented Ireland in the latter sport at the 1960 Summer Olympics, where he was eliminated in the opening rounds of both the individual and team épée events. After a stint with the 5th Royal Enniskillen Dragoon Guards, he became involved in politics and was elected as a member of the Greater London Council in 1967. By 1970, however, he was beginning to develop a business career that far overshadowed his political aspirations and he stepped down from the council at that year’s elections. During this time, however, he served as Deputy Chairman of the Inner London Education Authority and Chairman of the Conservative Bow Group think tank. His business leadership focused on the fields of health and telecommunications, across several different public and private companies, and he was knighted in 1993 for his contributions to the National Health Service. He was chairman of the British Broadcasting Corporation’s Board of Governors from 1996 through 2001 and then took up a role as chairman of British Telecommunications until 2007, when he resigned to focus on several smaller, private business leadership roles.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 22 Roma Fencing Men's Épée, Individual Ireland IRL 6 p6 r1/5
1960 Summer 22 Roma Fencing Men's Épée, Team Ireland IRL 3 p4 r1/5

Men's Épée, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TD
1960 Summer 22 Roma Fencing Ireland IRL Round One Pool Six 6 1960-09-05 1 4
1960 Summer 22 Roma Fencing Ireland IRL Round One Pool Six 2 1960-09-05 Habārovs (URS) 5, Bland (IRL) 1 1
1960 Summer 22 Roma Fencing Ireland IRL Round One Pool Six 2 1960-09-05 Kurczab (POL) 6, Bland (IRL) 5 5
1960 Summer 22 Roma Fencing Ireland IRL Round One Pool Six 2 1960-09-05 Schiel (LUX) 5, Bland (IRL) 3 3
1960 Summer 22 Roma Fencing Ireland IRL Round One Pool Six 2 1960-09-05 Harchi (MAR) 5, Bland (IRL) 4 4
1960 Summer 22 Roma Fencing Ireland IRL Round One Pool Six 1 1960-09-05 Bland (IRL) 5, Amez-Droz (SUI) 3 5

Men's Épée, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1960 Summer 22 Roma Fencing Ireland IRL Round One Pool Four 3 1960-09-09 0 2 8 24
1960 Summer 22 Roma Fencing Ireland IRL Round One Pool Four 2 1960-09-09 FRA 12, IRL 4 4 1
1960 Summer 22 Roma Fencing Ireland IRL Round One Pool Four 1 1960-09-09 Bland (IRL) 5, d'Oriola (FRA) 4 5
1960 Summer 22 Roma Fencing Ireland IRL Round One Pool Four 2 1960-09-09 Brodin (FRA) 5, Bland (IRL) 2 2
1960 Summer 22 Roma Fencing Ireland IRL Round One Pool Four 2 1960-09-09 Lefranc (FRA) 5, Bland (IRL) 1 1
1960 Summer 22 Roma Fencing Ireland IRL Round One Pool Four 2 1960-09-09 Guittet (FRA) 5, Bland (IRL) 1 1
1960 Summer 22 Roma Fencing Ireland IRL Round One Pool Four 2 1960-09-09 FIN 12, IRL 4 4 1
1960 Summer 22 Roma Fencing Ireland IRL Round One Pool Four 2 1960-09-09 Czarnecki (FIN) 5, Bland (IRL) 1 1
1960 Summer 22 Roma Fencing Ireland IRL Round One Pool Four 1 1960-09-09 Bland (IRL) 5, Pakarinen (FIN) 0 5
1960 Summer 22 Roma Fencing Ireland IRL Round One Pool Four 2 1960-09-09 Lindeman (FIN) 5, Bland (IRL) 1 1
1960 Summer 22 Roma Fencing Ireland IRL Round One Pool Four 2 1960-09-09 Wiik (FIN) 5, Bland (IRL) 2 2
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