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Bly, Max

Max T. Bly


Country Represented:
United States

Years Competed:

Olympic Info:
A member of the United States bobsled team at the 1936 Winter Olympics (held in Germany), Bly competed in the four-man bobsled competition and finished in fourth place. Bly rode in the top American sled, which was driven Hubert Stevens, the 1932 two-man Olympic champion. Bly and the U.S. team ran four heats (1:25.61, 1:19.17, 1:20.51, and 1:18.84) and finished in a total time of 5:24.13, just 0.72 seconds behind Great Britain to win the bronze medal.

During the practice sessions, Bly and his team were thrown from their sled following a serious spill; Bly was unhurt. Along with other spills, there were discussions regarding postponing or cancelling the competition, but these never came to fruition.

Birth and Death Dates:

Lake George, New York

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encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)
New York Times, February 9, 1936
New York Times, February 12, 1936