Name: Avery Brundage
Sport: Track and Field
DOB: 9/28/1887
Birthplace: Detroit, Mich.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: English High School (Boston, Mass.)
College: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (1912)
  • Stockholm 1912, 6th (pentathlon), 22nd (discus throw)
  • United States Olympic Committee President 1928-52
  • International Olympic Committee President 1952-72
Personal: Son of Charles and Minnie Brundage...Had one sibling, Chester...Competed in the pentathlon and decathlon at the Olympic Games Stockholm 1912...U.S. champion in the all-around in 1914, 1916 and 1918...Founded his own construction company immediately following his athletic career...Served seven years as president of the Amateur Athletic Union...Father to two children, Avery Gregory and Gary Toto.