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Norm Bellingham

Full name: Norman Dean "Norm" Bellingham
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 203 lbs (92 kg)
Born: December 23, 1964 in Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Norm Bellingham competed in flatwater kayaking, whitewater kayaking, and rowing, all with distinction. He started in whitewater, making the US team at age 17, before switching to flatwater. After enrolling at Harvard Bellingham competed on the crew team, helping them win the Eastern Sprints and placing second in the Thames Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta. After graduating from Harvard in 1993, Bellingham earned an MBA from there in 1998.

Bellingham competed at three Olympics, winning a gold medal in K2-1,000 at the 1988 Seoul Games alongside [Greg Barton]. Bellingham also competed at the 1987 World Championships and won two gold medals at the 1987 Pan American Games, in K1-500 and K2-1,000, again with Barton.

After finishing his MBA Bellingham went to work for Turner Broadcasting (TBS) in Atlanta, serving as a senior vice-president until 2002. He worked for the US Olympic Committee in various roles, serving as co-chair of the Athletes Advisory Council from 1993-2001, and from 1997-2001 was on the USOC Board of Directors and Executive Committee. From 2006-11 he was the USOC’s Chief Operating Officer.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 19 Los Angeles Canoeing Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres United States USA 4 h1 r2/4
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres United States USA 1 Gold
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Canoeing Men's Kayak Singles, 500 metres United States USA 4
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres United States USA 4

Men's Kayak Singles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2.5cT 2.5cR 2.5-5cT 2.5-5cR
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Canoeing United States Final Round 4 1:40.84 49.63 5 51.21 3
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Canoeing United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 Q 1:41.48 50.30 7 51.18 1
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Canoeing United States Round One Heat One 2 Q 1:41.00 49.65 4 51.35 2

Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Canoeing United States USA Greg Barton Final Round 1988-10-01
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Canoeing United States USA Greg Barton Semi-Finals Heat Three 1988-09-29
1988 Summer 23 Seoul Canoeing United States USA Greg Barton Round One Heat Two 1988-09-27
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Canoeing United States USA Greg Barton Final Round 1992-08-08
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Canoeing United States USA Greg Barton Semi-Finals Heat Two 1992-08-06
1992 Summer 27 Barcelona Canoeing United States USA Greg Barton Round One Heat Four 1992-08-04

Men's Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date
1984 Summer 19 Los Angeles Canoeing United States USA Repêchage Heat One 1984-08-07
1984 Summer 19 Los Angeles Canoeing United States USA Round One Heat Two 1984-08-07
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