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Babe Slater

Full name: Colby Edmund "Babe" Slater
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Born: April 30, 1896 in Berkeley, California, United States
Died: January 30, 1965 in Clarksburg, California, United States
Affiliations: California Golden Bears, Berkeley (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rugby

Related Olympians: Brother of Norm Slater.

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)


Babe Slater came from northern California and went to school at "Cal Aggie," now known as the University of California at Davis. While in school he played mostly basketball, but played enough rugby to make two Olympic teams, although he did not play in the 1920 Olympic tourney. After graduating from Cal Aggie, he became a rancher in the Sacramento Delta, interrupted only by his infantry service in Europe during the 2nd World War. He returned to his hometown of Clarksburg and farmed there the rest of his life.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Rugby Men's Rugby United States USA 1 Gold
1924 Summer 28 Paris Rugby Men's Rugby United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Rugby

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result Position PTS T C P DG GFM
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Rugby United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1920-09-05 USA 8, FRA 0 0 0 0 0 0
1924 Summer 28 Paris Rugby United States USA Round-Robin Match #3 1 1924-05-18 USA 17, FRA 3 Forward 0 0 0 0 0
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