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The world oldest living Olympic champion is water polo player Sándor Tarics

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


The world oldest Olympic champion is the 98 year old water polo player Sándor Tarics who born in Budapest on September 23, 1913. Mr. Tarics won gold medal at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games as a member of the Hungarian water polo team.

The current doyen, the 1932 Olympic winner Italian cyclist, Attilio Pavesi just died reported by Paolo Marabini, the editor of the prestigious Italian sports newspaper, La Gazzetta dello Sport to the Olympic Champions Club (OBK).

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Scientific Centre declined to authenticate the news citing lack of information. However, David Wallechinsky, the Olympic world's most famous statistician, confirmed the news.

Sándor Tarics went on to establish and grow a successful architecture and engineering practice in San Francisco, California. He now lives in Belevedere, California and is a member of the Belvedere Tennis Club.

The world oldest living Olympic champion celebrates his 98 birthday on September 23.

(MTI – hungarianambiance.com)

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