Franck Piccard on a 1989 Uruguayan stamp
|Born||17 September 1965 (age 49)
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (150 lb)|
A native of Les Saisies, Piccard won a total of four Alpine skiing World Cup races. At the 1988 Olympics in Calgary he won a gold medal in the Super-G competition and a bronze medal in the downhill. At the 1992 Olympics in Albertville he won a silver medal in the downhill.
After retiring from downhill skiing, Piccard competed in long-distance cross-country skiing at the national level in 2006–2009. In 1988, he was awarded the Prix de la ville de Paris by the French Academy of Sports.
His father gave him the name Franck in tribute to Frank Sinatra.Piccard's siblings Leila Piccard, Ian Piccard and Jeff Piccard also competed as alpine skiers, as does his daughter Lucie. Another brother, Ted Piccard, has competed in both alpine skiing and skiercross.
World Cup victories
|13 March 1988||Beaver Creek||Super-G|
|11 January 1990||Schladming||Downhill|
|2 December 1990||Valloire||Super-G|
|30 October 1993||Sölden||Giant slalom|
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