Roger Staub

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Roger Staub
Alpine skier
Roger Staub in Flims 1959.jpg
Staub in 1959
DisciplinesDownhill, Giant Slalom,
Slalom, Combined
ClubSC Arosa
Born(1936-07-01)1 July 1936
Arosa, Graubünden, Switzerland
Died30 June 1974(1974-06-30) (aged 37)
Verbier, Valais, Switzerland
Teams2 – (1956, 1960)
Medals1 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams3 – (1956, 1958, 1960)
    includes Olympics
Medals4 (1 gold)

Roger Staub (1 July 1936 – 30 June 1974) was an alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist from Switzerland.

Born in Arosa, Graubünden, Staub won the giant slalom at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley and also won multiple medals at the 1958 World Championships. He finished fourth in the Olympic downhill in 1956 at age 19. He also won a number of Swiss national titles.

1960 Gold medal with delay: When Roger did finish the Giant Slalom Race on February 22nd he was called as the second-placed behind Josef Stiegler. There was an error in the time-clocking. After maybe 15 minutes, the time-clocking was corrected - Roger was 0.4 sec. better than Stiegler.

After a brief career as a professional racer in the early 1960s, Staub became ski school director at the fledgling Vail resort in Colorado.[1] He also had a ski school in Arosa and sporting goods interests in Switzerland.

During a summer visit to Switzerland in 1974 with his wife and young child, Staub was killed in a ski gliding accident near Verbier on the eve of his 38th birthday.[2]

World championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
Super-G Downhill Combined
1956 19 not run 4
1958 21 5 3 2 3
1960 23 DNF1 1 5 DSQ

From 1948 through 1980, the Winter Olympics were also the World Championships for alpine skiing.

Olympic results Olympic rings without rims.svg[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
Super-G Downhill Combined
1956 19 not run 4 not run
1960 23 DNF1 1 5


  1. ^ "Gold medalist Roger Staub to try indoor mountain". Montreal Gazette. October 24, 1968. p. 45.
  2. ^ "Ski fall kills Roger Staub". Palm Beach Post. Associated Press. July 1, 1974. p. C5.

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