Von Halt, Karl

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Name
Von Halt, Karl Gender: M
born on 2 June 1891 at 02:45 (= 02:45 AM )
Place Munich, Germany, 48n08, 11e34
Timezone LST m11e33 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 11°14' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 11°43 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 11°52'



Biography

Sport official in Nazi Germany and in the German Federal Republic.

Karl Ritter von Halt was a track and field athlete who competed in the1912 Summer Olympics. He finished 22nd in the javelin throw competition and 14th in the shot put event. He also participated in the pentathlon competition. There he was eliminated in the third event because he did not finish his 200 m run. He also participated as a member of the German team in the first round of the 4x100 metre relay competition. Halt finished ninth in the decathlon.

In 1936 he was named President of the Committee for the organization of the Fourth Winter Olympics in Garmisch by Reichssportführer Hans von Tschammer und Osten. Karl Ritter von Halt was elected as member of the Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1937, a post he held until 1945.

In 1944 Karl Ritter von Halt led the Sports Office of the Third Reich, Nationalsozialistischer Reichsbund für Leibesübungen (NSRL), taking over from Arno Breitmeyer as Reichssportführer. He remained the NSRL leader until the office and the organization were disbanded in 1945 following Nazi Germany's defeat in World War II.

Karl Ritter von Halt was successful in clearing his past as Nazi leader in the post-war years. He led the National Olympic Committee of Germany between 1951 and 1961.

He died 5 August 1964.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Gauquelin vol 5

Categories

  • Vocation : Sports : Track and Field
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner

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