Georges Schneider

Georges Schneider ( born July 11, 1925 in La Chaux -de-Fonds, † 10 September 1963 Stans ) was a Swiss ski racer. End of the 1940s and in the 1950s he was one of the most successful athletes in the disciplines of slalom and giant slalom.


For the first time Schneider joined at the Olympic Winter Games 1948 in an international phenomenon; in St. Moritz, he drove in the slalom in 13th place two years later he celebrated the greatest success of his career when he was in the same discipline won the world title at the World Cup 1950 in Aspen. Other medal profits for major events remained from below. At the Olympic Winter Games in Oslo in 1952, he was fifth in the giant slalom, four years later in Cortina d' Ampezzo 1956 ( where he had been flag-bearer during the opening ceremony ) is also fifth in the slalom.

Schneider could decide in 1949 in St. Anton am Arlberg slalom the prestigious Arlberg - Kandahar race itself, also in 1956 and 1957, the slalom at the International ski days at Chuenisbärgli in Adelboden. Overall, he was seven times Swiss champion. After the end of his racing career in 1960, Schneider served as coach of the Swiss National Ski Team. Three years later he died in a hunting accident.


Olympic games

  • St. Moritz 1948: 13 Slalom
  • Oslo 1952: 5 giant slalom, downhill 9
  • Cortina d' Ampezzo in 1956: 5 Slalom, Giant Slalom 17
  • Squaw Valley 1960: 31 Giant Slalom

World Championships

  • Aspen 1950: 1 Slalom, Giant Slalom 5
  • Åre 1954: 6 Giant Slalom

Other successes

  • Winner Arlberg - Kandahar race in St. Anton am Arlberg: Slalom 1949
  • Winner International Adelboden ski: Slalom in 1956 and 1957
  • Seven Multiple Swiss champion: 5x slalom (1951, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958)
  • 1x Giant Slalom (1954 )
  • 1x Combination ( 1954)