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John Rote

Full name: John Rote
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: March 24, 1928 in Bloemendaal, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Affiliations: Stade-Lausanne, Lausanne (SUI)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Hockey

Biography

John Rote was born in the Netherlands but became a US citizen in September 1956, shortly before the Melbourne Olympics. He graduated from Oxford (England) in 1949, attending Wadham College, and later became a business executive. Rote played hockey for Stade Lausanne, helping them win Swiss titles in 1945-46. In the Netherlands Rote was an executive committee member of the Royal Netherlands Hockey Association. In the United States he was an executive committee member and played for the Westchester Field Hockey Club, known as The Privateers. In the United States Rote settled in Greenwich, Connecticut where he became friendly with Senator Prescott Bush, father and grandfather of future US Presidents George H. W. and George W. Bush. Prescott Bush honorary chairman of The Privateers for several years and often presented the Connecticut Cup to the winning team in their matches.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Hockey Men's Hockey United States USA 11T

Men's Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GP G
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Hockey United States USA Final Standings 11T 1956-11-23 4 0
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Hockey United States USA Classification Round 9-12 Match #6 1T 1956-12-06 USA 1, AFG 1 0
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Hockey United States USA Group A Match #1 2 1956-11-26 SIN 6, USA 1 0
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Hockey United States USA Group A Match #4 2 1956-11-28 IND 16, USA 0 0
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Hockey United States USA Group A Match #6 2 1956-11-30 AFG 5, USA 1 0
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