Marcel Slawick

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Marcel Slawick was a French
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

Football (soccer)
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 referee during the 1920s; born in Paris France on February 13, 1877.

Slawick twice refereed the French Cup Final (in 1921 and 1925), but is perhaps most well-known for being the referee at the 1924 Olympic Football
Football at the 1924 Summer Olympics
At the 1924 Summer Olympics held in Paris, Uruguay dominated the Football tournament winning the Gold.-Amateur Status:In 1921, the Belgium Football Association first allowed for payments to players for time lost from work; in the months that followed four other Associations permitted similar...

 final between Switzerland
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 and the eventual winners Uruguay
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. His selection for the final came about because of the controversy surrounding the semi-final victory by the Uruguayans over the Dutch. The second half penalty which won the game for the South Americans was bitterly contested by the Dutch and the Uruguayans disputed the selection of Johannes Mutters
Johannes Mutters
D. Johannes Mutters was a Dutch international football referee during the 1920s and early 1930s.Mutters came to international prominence during the 1920s alongside Willem Eymers. Both men represented the Netherlands in the 1920 Olympic Games football tournament...

as the match referee in the final. As a result Slawick's name was drawn out of a hat.

Slawick refereed four games in the Olympics between 1924 and 1928.
He died on August 19, 1976.