Jacques Favart

Jacques Favart (July 30, 1920 – September 27, 1980) was a French sports official and figure skater.

Jacques Favart
Personal information
Full nameJacques Favart
Country represented France
Born(1920-07-30)July 30, 1920
DiedSeptember 27, 1980(1980-09-27) (aged 60)
PartnerDenise Favart

He won the French Figure Skating Championships in men's singles in 1942. As a pair skater, he competed with his wife Denise Favart from 1946 to 1950. They placed 14th at the 1948 Winter Olympics.

He served as president of the International Skating Union from 1967 to 1980, and of Fédération Française des Sports de Glace from 1968 to 1969.

He was inaugurated in the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1993.

Competitive highlightsEdit

Single skatingEdit

Event 1936 1937 1938 1939 1942
French Championships 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st

Pair skatingEdit

(with Denise Favart)

Event 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950
Winter Olympic Games 14th
World Championships 10th WD 10th 12th
European Championships 8th
French Championships 1st 1st 1st 1st WD
  • WD = Withdrawn


  • ISU statistics
  • various news papers
  • Magazin Patinage artistique

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ernst Labin
President of the International Skating Union
Succeeded by
Olaf Poulsen