Charles Sands

Charles Edward Sands (December 22, 1865 – August 9, 1945) was an American golfer, tennis and real tennis player who competed in the 1900 Summer Olympics and in the 1908 Summer Olympics.[1][2]

Charles Sands
Full nameCharles Edward Sands
Country (sports)United States
Born(1865-12-22)December 22, 1865
New York
DiedAugust 9, 1945(1945-08-09) (aged 79)
Brookville, New York
Turned pro1887 (amateur tour)
Grand Slam Singles results
US OpenQF (1894)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (1900)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic GamesQF (1900)
Mixed doubles
Other mixed doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R (1900)


Sands was educated at Columbia College, where he played tennis and golf, and graduated in 1887.[3] He was posthumously inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame in 2018.[4]

Sports careerEdit

In 1900 he won the gold medal in the men's individual golf competition.

Sands also participated as tennis player at the 1900 Olympics. In the singles tournament he was eliminated in the first round. He and his British partner Archibald Warden were also eliminated in the first round of the doubles event. Also the mixed doubles competition ended for him and his partner Georgina Jones after the first round.

Eight years later he was again eliminated in the first round this time from the real tennis tournament.


  1. ^ "Charles Sands Olympic Results". Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  2. ^ "Charles Sands". Olympedia. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  3. ^ Officers and Graduates of Columbia College: Originally the College of the Province of New York Known as King's College. General Catalogue, 1754-1894. New York: Columbia College. 1894.
  4. ^ "Charles Sands (2018) - Hall of Fame". Columbia University Athletics. Retrieved July 1, 2020.

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