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Victor Boin

Full name: Victor C. Boin
Gender: Male
Born: February 28, 1886 in Brussels, Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
Died: March 31, 1974 in Brussels, Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
Country: BEL Belgium
Sport: Water Polo, Fencing, Swimming

Medals: 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

At the age of 2 years Victor Boin won a beautiful baby contest in Oostende. As a teenager, in 1903, he founded the first ice hockey club in Belgium and also became its first president. He participated in the 1908 Olympics as a swimmer and water polo player, winning a silver medal in water polo. In 1912, he was fourth in the individual épée and won a water polo bronze medal. In 1920, he won another silver medal, this time in team épée fencing. Boin became famous as he was the first person to recite the Olympic Oath at the 1920 Opening Ceremony. He was also the Belgium flag bearer at the 1920 Opening Ceremony. His Olympic collections are preserved in the Flanders Sports Museum.

Boin worked as a sports journalist and theater critic and became a sports official. In 1913 he created the Belgian Professional Association of Sports Journalists and was also involved in the 1924 founding of the International Sports Journalists’ Association and was first Vice-President, and then President. Between 1955 and 1965 Boin was President of the Belgium NOC. In World War I, he enlisted in the Belgian Army in 1915 and joined a unit of trucks with machine gun cars, and later the Air Force as the personal pilot of the Belgian Queen Elizabeth, a Bavarian Princess.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 22 London Water Polo Men's Water Polo Belgium BEL 2 Silver
1908 Summer 22 London Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Belgium BEL AC h4 r1/3
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Water Polo Men's Water Polo Belgium BEL 3 Bronze
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Fencing Men's Épée, Individual Belgium BEL 4
1920 Summer 34 Antwerpen Fencing Men's Épée, Individual Belgium BEL 8T p4 r2/4
1920 Summer 34 Antwerpen Fencing Men's Épée, Team Belgium BEL 2 Silver

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1908 Summer 22 London Water Polo Belgium BEL Final Round Match 1/2 2 1908-07-22 GBR 9, BEL 2 0
1908 Summer 22 London Water Polo Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1908-07-20 BEL 8, SWE 4 0
1908 Summer 22 London Water Polo Belgium BEL Round One Match #1 1 1908-07-15 BEL 8, NED 1 0
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Water Polo Belgium BEL Round One Match #1 2 1912-07-07 GBR 7, BEL 5

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 22 London Swimming Belgium Round One Heat Four AC

Men's Épée, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL BT
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool 4 1912-07-13 4 2 1
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Pool Three 1T 1912-07-13 2
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Fencing Belgium BEL Quarter-Finals Pool Six 2T 1912-07-12 2
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Fencing Belgium BEL Round One Pool Nine 1 1912-07-11 0
1920 Summer 34 Antwerpen Fencing Belgium BEL Quarter-Finals Pool Four 8T 1920-08-22 3
1920 Summer 34 Antwerpen Fencing Belgium BEL Round One Pool Three 3T 1920-08-20 4

Men's Épée, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML MT TBW/TD
1920 Summer 34 Antwerpen Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool 2 1920-08-20 4 1 0
1920 Summer 34 Antwerpen Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Team Bout F 1 1920-08-20 BEL 8, USA 6 8
1920 Summer 34 Antwerpen Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Team Bout H 1 1920-08-20 BEL 8, POR 5 8
1920 Summer 34 Antwerpen Fencing Belgium BEL Round One Pool Two 1 1920-08-20 4 1 0
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