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At the 1928 Winter Olympics
The 1928 Winter Olympics, officially known as the II Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated February 11–19, 1928 in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The 1928 Games were the first true Winter Olympics held on its own as they were not in conjunction with a Summer Olympics...
, in St. Moritz
St. Moritz is a resort town in the Engadine valley in Switzerland. It is a municipality in the district of Maloja in the Swiss canton of Graubünden...
Switzerland name of one of the Swiss cantons. ; ; ; or ), in its full name the Swiss Confederation , is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western Europe,Or Central Europe depending on the definition....
, in 1928, a military patrol
Military patrol is a team winter sport in which athletes compete in both cross-country skiing respectively ski mountaineering, and rifle shooting. It is usually contested between countries or military units. Biathlon was developed from military patrol....
competition was held. Because of a snowstorm the night before the competition, the start of the event was delayed 45 minutes to the cleaning up of the track. The competition was contested over a 30 km distance with an elevation difference of 1100 metres. The starting point was on a height of 2,108 metres, the highest point at 2,877 metres, and the goal in the valley at 1,850 metres. Nine countries with 36 military patrol runners participated in this event.
The event was held on Sunday, February 12, 1928.
Ole Imerslun Reistad was a Norwegian military officer and accomplished sports person.In the pentathlon he finished fourteenth at the 1920 Summer Olympics and became Norwegian champion in 1922. He also participated in the 1928 Olympic Winter Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland, in the demonstration...
, Leif Skagnæs
Leif Skagnæs was a Norwegian nordic combined skier who competed in early 1930s. He won an individual silver at the 1930 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo....
, Ole Stenen
Ole Stenen is a Norwegian Nordic skier who competed in nordic combined and cross country skiing in the 1920s and early 1930s....
, Reidar Ødegaard
Reidar Ødegaard was a Norwegian cross country skier who competed in the 1920s. He won a bronze in the 18 km event at the 1928 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz....
(Eino Hjalmar Kuvaja, Kalle Tuppurainen
Kalle Tuppurainen was a Finnish skier.He was member of the Finnish Militäry patrol team at the 1928 Winter Olympics which placed second....
, Esko Järvinen
Kauko Esko Järvinen was a Finnish Nordic combined skier, ski jumper, and military patrol competitor who competed in the late 1920s and early 1930s....
, Veikko Hannes Ruotsalainen
(Fritz Kuhn, Hugo Lehner
Hugo Lehner was a Swiss mountain guide and skier. He competed together with Fritz Kuhn, Otto Furrer and Anton Julen in military patrol at the second winter Olympics in St...
, Otto Furrer
Otto Furrer was a Swiss alpine skier and cross-country skier and world champion.Furrer was born in Zermatt. He became a world champion in the combined event, received a silver medal in the slalom and a bronze medal in the downhill in Cortina d'Ampezzo in 1932. He was killed in an accident on the...
, Anton Julen)
Enrico Silvestri was an Italian military officer and skier.Silvestri was the leader of the military patrol team, which placed 4th at the 1928 Winter Olympics. In 1934 he was transferred to the new founded mountain warfare school of the Italian Army called Scuola Militare di Alpinismo...
, Daniele Pellissier
Daniele Pellissier was an Italian cross-country skier.Pellissier was born in the Aosta Valley. He finished 15th at the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix at the competition of 18-km-cross-country skiing and took part as a soldier at the Italian military patrol team at the 1928 Winter Olympics in St....
, Erminio Confortola
Erminio Confortola was an Italian Nordic combined skier and mountain guide in Valfurva.Confortola was a member of the Italian military patrol team at the 1928 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz . The team placed fourth....
, Pietro Maquignaz)
(Franz Raithel, Stefan Kistler, Josef Rehm, Ludwig Mayer)
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Otakar Německý was a Czechoslovakian Nordic skier who competed in Nordic combined and Cross-country skiing in the 1920s.He was born in Nové Město na Moravě...
, Josef Klouček, Jan Bedřich, Robert Möhwald)
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Zbigniew Czesław Wóycicki was a Polish military officer and skier.Wóycicki was born in Zakopane. He was a the leader of the national Olympic military patrol team at the 1924 and 1928 Winter Olympics. In 1924, when the Polish team was one of two which withdrew owing to bad weather conditions, he...
, Władysław Żytkowicz, Władysław Czech, Tadeusz Zaydel
Tadeusz Zaydel was a Polish soldier and skier.Zaydel was a successful ski jumper of the SN PTT-1907 Klub Sportowy Kemping Zakopane. As a soldier he took part at the military patrol demonstration events of the 1928 Winter Olympics. The Polish team placed 7th....
(Toma Calista, Constantin Pascu, Ioan Rucǎreanu, Ion Zǎgǎnescu)
André Eugène Marcel Pourchier was a French military officer whose last rank was Lieutenant-Colonel.- Biography :...
, R. Mandrillon, R. Gindre, M. Perrier)