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Bill Dodge

Full name: William Longstreth "Bill" Dodge
Gender: Male
Born: January 7, 1925 in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 7, 1987 in Paoli, Pennsylvania, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

In addition to his bronze medal at the Olympics, Bill Dodge also won the North American 2-man championship, sledding with Steve Phillips. Dodge attended the Penn Charter and Montgomery Schools near Philadelphia, and was then a 1950 graduate of Yale. At prep school he played football, rowed crew, and captained the wrestling team. Dodge served in World War II as a Seabee in the Pacific, fighting Guam and at Guadalcanal.

After college graduation Dodge traveled through Europe and on a photographic safari of Africa. He then started work at Scott Paper Company in New York, but for most of his life he worked as an independent inventor of children’s games and toys. Among his inventions were ReacTrac, an action game consisting of a three-dimensional labyrinth with a rolling ball; Daffy Drops, which used Rorschach-like inkblots in bright colors to make pictures; Hop and Stomp, a game with suction cups to put on the shoes for hopping and stomping on numbers on the floor; a board game called Nile; and Flip the Clown, a clown on a trapeze.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Winter 31 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh Men's Four United States-1 USA 3 Bronze

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1956 Winter 31 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Final Standings
1956 Winter 31 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 1
1956 Winter 31 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 2
1956 Winter 31 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 3
1956 Winter 31 Cortina d'Ampezzo Bobsleigh United States-1 USA Run 4
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