Ferdinand Bie, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Ferdinand Bie

athletics competitor

Date of Birth: 16-Feb-1888

Place of Birth: Drammen, Buskerud, Norway

Date of Death: 09-Nov-1961

Profession: athletics competitor

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius


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About Ferdinand Bie

  • Ferdinand Reinhardt Bie (16 February 1888 – 9 November 1961) was a Norwegian track and field athlete.
  • At the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm he won the silver medal in pentathlon.
  • On winner Jim Thorpe's subsequent disqualification for professionalism in 1913, Bie was declared Olympic champion, but refused to accept the gold medal from the IOC.
  • In 1982 Thorpe was reinstated as champion by the IOC; however, Bie was still listed as co-champion.
  • He also finished eleventh in the long jump, and competed in 110 metres hurdles and decathlon, but failed to finish.
  • He became Norwegian champion in long jump in 1910 and 1917 and in 110 m hurdles in 1910.

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