Last updated 07/26/12
Dartmouth has a long and distinguished Olympic history, dating back a century to when Arthur B. Shaw, Class of 1908, won a bronze medal in the 110-meter hurdles at the Games of the Fourth Olympiad in London in 1908.
Over the years, Dartmouth has sent more than 150 representatives to the Games, including to all but one Summer Olympics since 1908, and to every Winter Olympics since the founding of the Winter Games in 1924.
Dartmouth will be represented by four alumni at the London 2012 Summer Olympics. The competitors include:
At the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, 10 Dartmouth students and alumni competed for four different nations. The competitors were:
- Gillian Apps '06 (ice hockey, Canada)
- Patrick Biggs '06 (alpine skiing, Canada)
- Tommy Ford '12 (alpine skiing, United States)
- Hannah Kearney '15 (gold medal, moguls, United States)
- Ben Koons '08 (cross country skiing, New Zealand)
- Tucker Murphy '04 (cross country skiing, Bermuda)
- Cherie Piper '06 (ice hockey, Canada)
- Laura Spector '10 (biathlon, United States)
- Sara Studebaker '07 (biathlon, United States)
- Andrew Weibrecht '09 (alpine skiing, United States)
Outside the competition venues at Vancouver, several alumni supported the Games, including Scott Blackmun '79, chief executive of the U.S. Olympic Committee; Gordon Campbell '70, premier of British Columbia; Max Cobb '87, executive director of U.S. Biathlon; Dr. Edward Merrens '88, DMS '94, a Team USA physician; Max Saenger '88, sport director for biathlon for the Vancouver Olympic Committee; and Stephen Wilson '55, an Olympic official for biathlon.
Among the Big Green's other notable Olympians are Dominic Seiterle '98, who won a gold medal rowing for Canada at the 2008 Games in Beijing; Adam Nelson '97, who won the silver medal in shot put at both the 2000 and 2004 Games; four-time Olympian Cammy Myler '92, who competed in luge; Liz McIntyre '87 from Lyme, NH, who won the silver medal in freestyle skiing (moguls) in the 1994 Lillehammer Games; and Carlie Geer '80, the first Dartmouth woman to medal, taking the silver in crew at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles. Dartmouth's Olympic roster also includes 12 coaches, in sports including skiing, kayak, basketball, diving, and ice hockey.
As for the medal count, Dartmouth athletes have claimed 28 gold, 22 silver, and 13 bronze medals through 2010.
See a 2-page list of Dartmouth's Olympians through the years at the Big Green Athletics website.
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