February 10, 2014

The Winter Olympics and My Family History

As I watch the Winter Olympics (and prepare for Atlanta's Snowpocalypse II) I feel the desire to share a bit of family history. My great aunt (my father's aunt) was Olga Organista, a Hungarian pairs figure skater with partner Sandor Szalay. Together, they were Hungarian champions from 1928-1930; European champions in Vienna in 1930 and St. Moritz in 1931; World Championships Bronze medalists in Budapest in 1929 and Silver medalists in Berlin in 1930; and they finished fourth in both the 1932 World Championships in Montreal and the 1932 Olympics in Lake Placid. She is pictured fourth from the right in this photo taken in Katowice, Poland.

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