Hungarian Ottó Misángyi was an athletics coach, sports official and university professor. He was the notary of the Hungarian Athletics Association (HAA) until World War I. During the war he was a Russian prisoner-of-war. He later wrote books about the ancient history of athletics and modern techniques used in athletics.
Misángyi worked as a professor of Athletics, and was promoted to director of the Hungarian Royal College of Physical Education from 1941-45. Beside this work, he also studied commerce and law, and served as professional supervisor of the Hungarian Athletics Association from 1921-32, and as vice-president from 1929-32. He was a track and field official at four Olympics (1924-36). After World War II Misángyi settled in Switzerland, where he continued his work as an athletics coach and instructor.