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Louis Balsan (22 October 1911, {Paris – 1982) was a French bobsledder who competed in the 1930s. He later became a writer in the 1950s, discussing his involvement in World War II espionage and the history of mountain climbing in the Pyrenees.

Bobsleigh career

Competing in two Winter Olympics, Balsan earned his best finish of ninth in the four-man event at Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1936.

At the 1932 Winter Olympics he and Armand Delille finished eleventh in the two-man event

Other activities

Balsan was later arrested by the Gestapo in World War II for alleged espionage activities, but released. He wrote about this in the history of mountain climbing in the Pyrennes. Balsan died in 1982.



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