Charles Hoff, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Charles Hoff

Norwegian sprinter, coach and administrator

Date of Birth: 09-May-1902

Place of Birth: Fredrikstad, Eastern Norway, Norway

Date of Death: 19-Feb-1985

Profession: journalist, athletics competitor

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Charles Hoff

  • Charles Hoff (9 May 1902 ÔÇô 19 February 1985) was a Norwegian athlete, coach, sports journalist, novelist and sports administrator. As an active athlete he competed in pole vault, long jump, triple jump, sprints and middle distance running events.
  • He set four world records in the pole vault during his career, became Norwegian champion ten times in different events, and competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics.
  • In 1926 he was excluded from the sport for professionalism. After his time as an athlete he took up a career as a sports journalist.
  • During World War II he was a sports leader under the Nazi rule, leading the Norwegian Confederation of Sports from 1942 to 1944.

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