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Josef Gruss

Full name: Josef Gruss (Mičovský)
Gender: Male
Born: July 8, 1884 in Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic
Died: May 28, 1968 in Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic
Country: BOH Bohemia
Sport: Tennis


Josef Gruss played tennis at the 1908 Olympics, and was on the Czechoslovakian fencing team at the 1919 Inter-Allied Games and 1920 Olympics, although he did not compete at Antwerp. Gruss was a medical doctor who practiced gynecology and was a senior surgeon at Praha Hospital. He was primarily responsible for the IOC instituting an annual Olympic Day. Gruss was awarded the Olympic Diploma of Merit in 1965. He was a member of the IOC from 1946-65, when he resigned, after which he was made an Honorary Member.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 23 London Tennis Men's Singles Bohemia BOH 26T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1908 Summer 23 London Tennis Bohemia BOH Round One Match #11 AC 1908-07-06 Tóth (HUN) won by default, Gruss (BOH) DNF
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