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Johnny Ruger

Full name: John W. "Johnny" Ruger, II
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: January 1, 1949
Country: USA United States
Sport: Biathlon


Johnny Ruger was from Katonah, New York, and he later studied at Rutgers, earning a degree in economics in 1971. He made the 1980 Olympic team in his first year in biathlon, but after his competitive career ended, Ruger earned a masters degree in sports organization management from the University of Claude Bernard in Lyon, France. He later worked for the USOC in various aspects, as both a coach and administrator. But he also served as the Athlete Ombudsman for the USOC, providing independent advice to athletes, and working to secure the rights and serve the best interests of the athletes.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Winter 31 Lake Placid Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres United States USA 45

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT P ST SR S1P S1T S1R S2P S2T S2R S3P S3T S3R S4P S4T S4R
1980 Winter 31 Lake Placid Biathlon United States Final Standings 45 1-33:30.80 21 1-12:30.80 33 8 25:33.06 46 4 46:16.14 45 6 1-05:48.95 46 3 1-25:40.48 45
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