Hungarian OttÃ³ MisÃ¡ngyi was an athletics coach, sports official and university professor. He was the notary of the Hungarian Athletics Association (HAA) until World War I. During the war he was a Russian prisoner-of-war. He later wrote books about the ancient history of athletics and modern techniques used in athletics.
MisÃ¡ngyi worked as a professor of Athletics, and was promoted to director of the Hungarian Royal College of Physical Education from 1941-45. Beside this work, he also studied commerce and law, and served as professional supervisor of the Hungarian Athletics Association from 1921-32, and as vice-president from 1929-32. He was a track and field official at four Olympics (1924-36). After World War II MisÃ¡ngyi settled in Switzerland, where he continued his work as an athletics coach and instructor.