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George Niels

Full name: Louis Georges "George" Niels
Gender: Male
Born: May 2, 1919 in Brussels, Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
Died: February 16, 2000 in Miami, Florida, United States
Country: BEL Belgium
Sport: Bobsleigh

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Although not very experienced in bobsleigh, restaurant owner George Niels joined Max Houben's bobsleigh crew for the 1948 Winter Olympics. The Belgians were back in fourth place after three out of four runs, but they won the final descent to move up to second place and take home the silver. Niels later emigrated to the United States, where he lived in Miami, Florida.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Men's Two Belgium-2 BEL 10
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Men's Four Belgium BEL 2 Silver

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Belgium-2 BEL Marcel Leclef Final Standings
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Belgium-2 BEL Marcel Leclef Run 1
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Belgium-2 BEL Marcel Leclef Run 2
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Belgium-2 BEL Marcel Leclef Run 3
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Belgium-2 BEL Marcel Leclef Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Belgium BEL Final Standings
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Belgium BEL Run 1
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Belgium BEL Run 2
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Belgium BEL Run 3
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Bobsleigh Belgium BEL Run 4