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Maurice Buffière

Full name: Maurice Buffière
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Born: March 6, 1934
Affiliations: Mezières
Country: FRA France
Sport: Basketball

Related Olympians: Brother of André Buffière.

Biography

Maurice Buffière played basketball at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, following in the steps of his older brother, [André], who played for France at the 1948 and 1952 Olympics. The two brothers were legends in French basketball, and some consider them responsible for France becoming one of the top European nations in basketball. Maurice was described as “a life dedicated to basketball.” He coached on a voluntary basis in Vaud, and helped form FC Vaulx in 1972, which, after mergers, became the Vaulx Basket Club (VBC). Maurice Buffière and his wife ran shops in their hometown.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Basketball Men's Basketball France FRA 4

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Basketball France FRA Final Round Match 3/4 2 1956-12-01 URU 71, FRA 62 4
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Basketball France FRA Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1956-11-30 URS 56, FRA 49 4
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Basketball France FRA Group A Match #1 1 1956-11-27 FRA 71, CHI 60 0
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Basketball France FRA Group A Match #4 2 1956-11-28 PHI 65, FRA 58 0
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Basketball France FRA Group A Match #6 1 1956-11-29 FRA 66, URU 62 0
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Basketball France FRA Group B Match #2 1 1956-11-23 FRA 81, SGP 54 0
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Basketball France FRA Group B Match #6 1 1956-11-26 FRA 79, CAN 62 1
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