Willy Schärer Olympic athlete

Wilhelm "Willy" Schärer (September 20, 1903 – November 20, 1982) was a Swiss middle distance runner who won a silver medal over 1500 m at the Olympic Games in Paris in 1924. The race was won by Paavo Nurmi.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 20th, 1903
Date of death
November 20th, 1982 at age of 79
Place of death
Bern, Switzerland

Olympic medals

1924 Summer Olympics Paris

The 1924 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VIII Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1924 in Paris, France. It was the second time Paris hosted the games, after 1900. The selection process for the 1924 Summer Olympics consisted of six bids, and saw Paris be selected ahead of Amsterdam, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Prague and Rome. The selection was made at the 29th IOC Session in Lausanne in 1921. The cost of the Games of the VIII Olympiad was estimated to be 10,000,000₣. With total receipts at 5,496,610₣, the Olympics resulted in a hefty loss despite crowds that reached 60,000 people at a time.

Medal Event Date Location Other medalists
Athletics – Men's 1500 metres 1924 Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir


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