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Jim Ochowicz

Full name: James Lionel "Jim" Ochowicz
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: December 23, 1951 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Affiliations: Wolverine Schwinn
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cycling

Related Olympians: Brother-in-law of Roger Young; Brother-in-law of Connie Paraskevin-Young; Husband of Sheila Young; Father of Elli Ochowicz.


Jim Ochowicz rode the team pursuit at the 1972 Olympics for the Wolverine Schwinn team. He soon turned from racing to the business of cycling. In 1981 he founded the 7-Eleven cycling team, the first true professional team in the United States. This later became the Motorola team, and Ochowicz managed both teams through 1995. In 1997 Och, as he was called, was inducted into the US Bicycling Hall of Fame as a contributor. He later started the BMC Racing Team in 2007, and Och coached the US road team at the 2000, 2004, and 2008 Olympics. Ochowicz served as President of USA Cycling Board of Directors from 2002-06. He married [Sheila Young], US Olympic champion speedskater. Their daughter, [Elli Ochowicz], also speed skated at the Olympics.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 20 München Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres United States USA 17 QR

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
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