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Kurt Hinze

Full name: Kurt Hinze
Gender: Male
Born: October 13, 1934 in Elbingerode, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Affiliations: ASK Vorwärts Oberhof, Oberhof (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Biathlon


East German biathlete Kurt Hinze from Oberhof competed at the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Olympics. He finished 20th in the only event in that era, the 20 km. He was called the “father of biathlon” in Thuringia. After his active career he turned to coaching and was partly chief coach of the former GDR national team.

During the 1970s he was responsible for starting biathlon World Cups. After German reunification he also became coach of the German men’s national team but was released in 1991, when doping cases from the former GDR times became known. He then became a consultant to the Austrian national team and a board member of the International Biathlon Union (IBU).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Winter 25 Squaw Valley Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Germany GER 20

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT M ST SR S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R S3M S3T S3R S4M S4T S4R
1960 Winter 25 Squaw Valley Biathlon Germany Final Standings 20 1-54:36.5 9 1-36:36.5 24 3 33:03 21 2 51:53 21 2 1-14:07 20 2 1-33:01 19
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