List of Olympians killed in World War II

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A total of 403 Olympians are known to have been killed during World War II. [1]

NameCountry A Sport(s)GamesMedalsRef
Silvano Abbà Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg  Italy  (ITA)Modern Pentathlon 1936 Summer Olympics Bronze [2]
József Aczél Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946; 3-2 aspect ratio).svg  Hungary  (HUN)Football 1924 Summer Olympics [3]
Stefan Adamczak Flag of Poland (1919-1928).svg  Poland  (POL)Athletics 1924 Summer Olympics [4]
Herbert Adamski Flag of the German Reich (1935-1945).svg  Germany  (GER)Rowing 1936 Summer Olympics Gold [5]
Estella Agsteribbe Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)Gymnastics 1928 Summer Olympics [6]
Iwao Aizawa Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan  (JPN)Athletics 1928 Summer Olympics [7]
Abdurahman Ali Flag of the Philippines (1919-1936).svg  Philippines  (PHI)Swimming 1932 Summer Olympics [8]
Arno Almqvist Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg  Russia  (RUS)Modern Pentathlon, Swimming 1912 Summer Olympics [9]
Virgilius Altmann Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)Cycling 1936 Summer Olympics [10]
Erich Altosaar Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia  (EST)Basketball 1936 Summer Olympics [11]
Max Amann Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg  Germany  (GER)Water Polo 1928 Summer Olympics [12]
Artur Amon Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia  (EST)Basketball 1936 Summer Olympics [13]
Géo André Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)Athletics 1908, 1912, 1920, 1924 Summer Olympics Silver, Bronze [14]
Jan Ankerman Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)Hockey 1928 Summer Olympics Silver [15]
Tjapko van Bergen Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)Rowing 1928 Summer Olympics
Isakas Anolikas Flag of Lithuania (1918-1940).svg  Lithuania  (LTU)Cycling 1924, 1928 Summer Olympics [16]
Shigeo Arai Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan  (JPN)Swimming 1936 Summer Olympics Gold, Bronze [17]
Kalle Arantola Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)Military Ski Patrol 1936 Summer Olympics [18]
Hikoroku Arimoto Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan  (JPN)Gymnastics 1936 Summer Olympics [19]
Albert Arnheiter Flag of the German Empire.svg  Germany  (GER)Rowing 1912 Summer Olympics [20]
Jadwiga Hładki Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland  (POL)Art 1932 Summer Olympics
Gunnar Höckert Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)Athletics 1936 Summer Olympics Gold
Alfred Kienzle Flag of the German Reich (1935-1945).svg  Germany  (GER)Water Polo 1936 Summer Olympics Silver
Takeichi Nishi Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan  (JPN)Equestrian 1932 Summer Olympics Gold
Luz Long Flag of the German Reich (1935-1945).svg  Germany  (GER)Athletics 1936 Summer Olympics Silver [21]
Janusz Kusociński Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland  (POL)Athletics 1932 Summer Olympics Gold
Henryk Dobrzański Flag of Poland (1919-1928).svg  Poland  (POL)Equestrian 1928 Summer Olympics
Bronisław Czech Flag of Poland (1919-1928).svg  Poland  (POL)various skiing disciplines 1928,1932, 1936 Winter Olympics
Krystyna Dąbrowska Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland  (POL)Art 1936 Summer Olympics
Leszek Lubicz-Nycz Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland  (POL)Fencing 1932 Summer Olympics Bronze
Czesław Cyraniak Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland  (POL)Box 1936 Summer Olympics
Józef Jaworski Flag of Poland (1919-1928).svg  Poland  (POL)Athletics 1924, 1928 Summer Olympics
Antoni Cejzik Flag of Poland (1919-1928).svg  Poland  (POL)Decathlon 1924, 1928 Summer Olympics
Eugeniusz Lokajski Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland  (POL)Athletics 1936 Summer Olympics
Henryk Szlązak Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland  (POL)Wrestling 1936 Summer Olympics

Notes

A. ^ The country the individual competed for at the time.

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References

  1. "Olympians Who Were Killed or Missing in Action or Died as a Result of War". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  2. "Silvano Abbà". Olympedia. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  3. "József Aczél". Olympedia. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  4. "Stefan Adamczak". Olympedia. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  5. "Herbert Adamski". Olympedia. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  6. "Stella Agsteribbe". Olympedia. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  7. "Iwao Aizawa". Olympedia. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  8. "Abdurahman Ali". Olympedia. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  9. "Arno Almqvist". Olympedia. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  10. "Virgilius Altmann". Olympedia. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  11. "Erich Altosaar". Olympedia. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  12. "Max Amann". Olympedia. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  13. "Artur Amon". Olympedia. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  14. "Géo André". Olympedia. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  15. "Jan Ankerman". Olympedia. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  16. "Isakas Anolikas". Olympedia. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  17. "Shigeo Arai". Olympedia. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  18. "Kalle Arantola". Olympedia. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  19. "Hikoroku Arimoto". Olympedia. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  20. "Albert Arnheiter". Olympedia. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  21. https://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/2018/07/14/luz-long-dallargento-dietro-jesse-owens-alla-morte-in-sicilia-una-storia-di-amicizia-e-guerra/4482571/