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Charles Voigt

Full name: Charles Adolph Voigt
Nickname(s): The Baron
Gender: Male
Born: May 2, 1869 in San José, California, United States
Died: 1929 in London, Greater London, Great Britain
Country: USA United States
Sport: Tennis


Charles Voigt was born in San José, California but spent much of his time in Europe, based at times in Berlin and Rotterdam. He was responsible for organizing the major international tennis tournament in Hamburg each year and was also a member of the “German Committee to Participate at the First Olympic Games 1896 at Athens.” He was considered an enthusiastic devotee of the game and seemed more cosmopolitan than American. Voight has a minor connection to the origins of the Davis Cup. He saw a young man at the 1896 tournament in Niagara-on-the-Lake. When he asked who it was, Voight was told that its was the young millionaire, [Dwight Davis], of St Louis. Voight then suggested, in passing, that if he was a young tennis millionaire, he should do something for the game, and perhaps put up a large prize, or cup.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 31 Paris Tennis Men's Singles United States USA 8T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1900 Summer 31 Paris Tennis United States USA Round One Match #1 2 de Garmendia (USA) 2, Voigt (USA) 0 0
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