Full name: Dezső Lauber
Born: May 23, 1879 in Pécs, Baranya, Hungary
Died: September 5, 1966 in Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Affiliations: Magyar Atlétikai Klub/Edison KE
Sport: Tennis, Art Competitions
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Dezsö Lauber competed in the 1908 Olympics in men’s singles tennis and in the 1924 Olympic Arts Competitions. An architect by trade, his co-design for a stadium won a silver medal together with two-time Olympic swimming champion [Alfréd Hajós]. He was active in multiple sports, including bobsleigh, ice skating, golf, cycling and tennis. In fact, Lauber has a tenuous connection to the 1936 Olympics in another sport, golf. There was a golf exhibition in 1936 at Baden-Baden, loosely considered an exhibition event and Lauber competed in it.
Lauber, a construction engineer, designed and built the first golf course in Hungary at Tátralomnic in 1908-09, and the first Hungarian tournament was held there in 1909. He later became secretary of the club and also served as secretary of the MOB (Hungarian Olympic Committee) from 1906-15. Lauber was a multiple Hungarian golf champion and was a three-time champion of München, at the time considered one of the top titles in Europe.
|1908 Summer||28||London||Tennis||Men's Singles||Hungary||HUN||16T|
|1924 Summer||44||Paris||Art Competitions||Mixed Architecture||Hungary||HUN||2||Silver|
|1908 Summer||28||London||Tennis||Hungary||HUN||Round Two||Match #5||2||1908-07-07||Dixon (GBR) 3, Lauber (HUN) 0||0|
|1924 Summer||44||Paris||Art Competitions||Hungary||Final Standings||2|