American Bill Baker (1956) played as a defender 143 games in the National Hockey League. Between 1980 and 1983 he was active with the Montreal Canadiens, the Colorado Rockies, the St; Louis Blues and the New York Rangers. In 1980, he won the gold medal with the American team at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. He specialized in Maxillo-fascial Surgery.
Christian Bassemir (1956-) defended the German hockey goal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. In the final, the Germans played 1-1 against Pakistan, but in the prolongations they took the decisive goal. In 1982 Bassemir won the national title with HC Heidelberg and with the German team he lost the World Cup final 1-3 against Pakistan. He graduated as a medcal doctor, specialized in Orthopedic Surgery and settled in Bruchsal.
In ten years time, Randy Gregg (1956) played eighty games as a defender at the Edmont Oilers in the Canadian ice hockey competition, winning the Stanley Cup five times. He started his career with the Golden Bears and in 1979 he was offered a contract with the New York Rangers. He refused to do so because, as captain of the Canadian team he wanted to prepare for a full year at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. He then signed a two-year professional contract as a player coach in Japan. He graduated as a medical doctor and started a specialization Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Alberta in 1988, which he combined with his ice hockey career. He played 474 NHL games, scored 41 goals and spent 333 minutes on the penalty box. After his sport career he settled as a general practicioner in Edmonton but he also specialized in Sports Medicine.
17-year-old Alyson Jones (1956) won the bronze medal with the British relay team 4 x 100m freestyle at the 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand. After she stopped competing she started her Medicine studies at the University Of Nottingham, which she completed successfully. She specialized in Sports Medicine and became a team physicians for various British teams.
Briton Jonathan Palmer (1956-) drove 88 Grand Prix's in the Formula 1 circuit with the fourth place in the 1987 Grand Prix of Australia as best result. He graduated as a medical doctor but never practiced that profession. After the unexpected death of his friend and former colleague James Hunt (1947-1993), he took over his role as TV commentator at the BBC. Then he started the company MotorSport Vision which owned the racing circuits of Brands Hatch, Snetterton Motor Racing and Oulton Park.
Liane Weigelt-Buhr (1956-) was the helms woman of the coxed four that won the gold medal for the GDR in 1976 and 1980 at the Montréal and Moscow Olympics. In 1972 she was also the best on the Spartakiade in both the coxed four and the coxed eight and in 1974 she won the world title in Lucerne with the coxed four. She studied Medicine and settled as a GP in Fichtenwalde, a town near Potsdam.