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Bill Pataky

Full name: William Andrew "Bill" Pataky
Gender: Male
Born: May 12, 1930 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Died: June 24, 2004 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Western Ontario Mustangs, London (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Basketball

Biography

Bill Pataky played Canadian football and basketball in high school before entering the University of Western Ontario and joining their basketball team. In 1952 the team became Canadian collegiate champions and was selected to play against the senior men’s champions, the Tillsonburg Livingstons, for the right to represent Canada at that year’s Summer Olympics. Although the Livingstons won, Pataky was recruited to accompany the team to the Games, where the Canadians won their qualification pool by defeating Italy, Romania, and Egypt. In round one, however, they lost to Brazil, Argentina, and the Philippines and were eliminated. Pataky played in all six matches.

Pataky also played baseball in southern Ontario at both the amateur and professional levels. He eventually moved to the University of Windsor, from which he graduated in 1957. By career he was a physical education teacher and coached basketball and football, and he retired as a school principal in 1986. He was inducted into the University of Windsor and Sarnia Lambton Sports Halls of Fame in 2005 and 2009 respectively.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Basketball Men's Basketball Canada CAN 13T

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Basketball Canada CAN Group C Match #1 1 1952-07-14 CAN 68, ITA 57 5
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Basketball Canada CAN Group C Match #3 1 1952-07-15 CAN 72, ROU 51 4
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Basketball Canada CAN Group C Match #6 1 1952-07-17 CAN 63, EGY 57 6
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Basketball Canada CAN Group C Match #2 2 1952-07-25 BRA 57, CAN 55 0
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Basketball Canada CAN Group C Match #4 2 1952-07-25 ARG 82, CAN 81 4
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Basketball Canada CAN Group C Match #5 2 1952-07-27 PHI 81, CAN 65 6
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