Kurt DOERRY

  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Athens 1896
Olympic Results

Biography

Kurt DOERRY

Kurt Doerry was one of the best European sprinters in the final 10 years of the 19th century, starting out as a junior 1892 under the pseudonym Arthur Payne and winning German titles at over 200 and 400 m in 1899. He took part in the first two Olympic Games 1896 and 1900 in athletics in different disciplines. He later was also a very good figure skater, cyclist, boxing referee, tennis player and a hockey international for Germany.

He was a founding member of the Deutscher Hockey Bund (DHB) in 1909 and first president until 1914. His 1904 published book Leichte Athletik was the first one written by a German Olympian and was the first in a row of a lot special literature concerning athletic themes. In the 1890s he had worked on the sport desk of Sport im Bild, and served as its editor-in-chief until World War II. In 1910 Doerry became president of the Verein Deutsche Sportpresse. As a representative of the sport press he was elected onto the executive committee of the Association Internationale de la Presse Sportive (AIPS) in 1928. With Willy Dörr he co-wrote Das Olympia-Buch (1927).

Personal Bests\: 50 – 5.6 (1896); 100y – 10.2 (1896); 200 – 22.5 (1895); 400 – 53.5; 110H – unknown.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Paris 1900

#AC h2 r2/3
100 metres
100 metres Athletics
#3 h2 r1/3
100 metres, Handicap
100 metres, Handicap Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Athens 1896

#AC h1 r1/2
100 metres
100 metres Athletics
#AC h1 r1/2
400 metres
400 metres Athletics
#AC h2 r1/2
110 metres Hurdles
110 metres Hurdles Athletics