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Olaf Ditlev-Simonsen

Full name: Olaf Christian Ditlev-Simonsen, Jr.
Nickname(s): Tit
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Born: January 2, 1897 in Dybvåg, Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway
Died: February 19, 1978 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Affiliations: KNS, Oslo (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Sailing

Related Olympians: Brother of John Ditlev-Simonsen; Uncle of Halfdan Ditlev-Simonsen.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Olaf Ditlev-Simonsen was approved as an IOC Member at the 1948 Session in London, but it was stipulated that he would not become a Member until [Thomas Fearnley] resigned, so Ditlev-Simonsen did not become a full member until 1950. He was a wealthy ship owner, and won a silver medal in the 8-metre yachting class at the 1936 Olympics. A versatile sportsman, he was 11-time bandy national champion, won five caps for football (soccer), and was a talented skiier. He was President of the Royal Yacht Club and of the Organizing Committee for the 1952 Oslo Winter Games. At the 1966 IOC Session in Roma, Ditlev-Simonsen announed that he wished to resign as a Member, and suggested candidates for his replacement. At the end of the Session he was elected as an Honorary Member. However, Ditlev-Simonsen appeared at the 1967 IOC Session in Tehran, and participated actively. At the end of that Session he was again elected as an Honorary Member, finally retiring this time.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 39 Berlin Sailing Mixed 8 metres Silja NOR 2 Silver

Mixed 8 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date PTS T
1936 Summer 39 Berlin Sailing Silja NOR Final Standings 1936-08-04 53
1936 Summer 39 Berlin Sailing Silja NOR Race One 1936-08-04 8 2-15:07
1936 Summer 39 Berlin Sailing Silja NOR Race Two 1936-08-05 10 2-14:20
1936 Summer 39 Berlin Sailing Silja NOR Race Three 1936-08-06 9 2-13:50
1936 Summer 39 Berlin Sailing Silja NOR Race Four 1936-08-07 5 3-34:17
1936 Summer 39 Berlin Sailing Silja NOR Race Five 1936-08-08 6 2-46:57
1936 Summer 39 Berlin Sailing Silja NOR Race Six 1936-08-09 7 3-02:33
1936 Summer 39 Berlin Sailing Silja NOR Race Seven 1936-08-10 8 2-38:10
1936 Summer 39 Berlin Sailing Silja NOR Race-Off 2/3 1936-08-12 2-18:20
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