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Alexis Thompson

Full name: Alexis Thompson
Gender: Male
Born: May 20, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: December 20, 1954 in Englewood, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: Yale Bulldogs, New Haven (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Hockey


Alexis Thompson was born into money, with his father being the President of the Inland Steel Company. Thompson attended Yale where he played on the soccer and lacrosse teams. In addition to his field hockey appearance at the 1936 Olympics, he competed internationally in bobsledding at the 1939 World Championships. He later became chairman of the [Billy Fiske] Memorial Committee, which gave trophies to the winners of the US 4-man bobsled championship. In 1940, Alexis Thompson used his inherited wealth to head a syndicate that purchased the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. The next year the Steelers exchanged franchises with the Philadelphia Eagles, and Thompson remained an owner of the Eagles thru 1949.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Hockey Men's Hockey United States USA 10T

Men's Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GP G
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Hockey United States USA Final Standings 10T 1936-08-04 1 0
1936 Summer 22 Berlin Hockey United States USA Group A Match #3 2 1936-08-07 IND 7, USA 0 0
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