Profession: Boxer and Bobsledder
Why Famous: Eagan was notable for being the only person to win a gold medal in different events at both a Summer Olympics and a Winter Olympics.
These medals were for boxing at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp and in bobsledding at the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid.
- 1932-02-15 As a member of gold medal winning US 4-man bobsleigh team at Lake Placid, Eddie Eagan (boxing gold Antwerp 1920) becomes only Olympian to win gold medals at both summer & winter Games in different sports
- An Olympian in a Class of His Own - International Olympic Committee