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Is This Skier the Most Interesting Athlete in the Olympics? | Winter Olympics 2014

UpdatePosted 02/08/2014 02:00PM

Is Hubertus von Hohenlohe the Most Interesting Athlete in the Olympics?

Originally posted 02/06/2014 11:10AM

The Olympic Games officially commence on Friday, but at least one Olympian has already scored an impressive title.

Hubertus von Hohenlohe has been named the "Most Interesting Olympian in the World" by NBC, who is airing the Games. It's a well-deserved moniker, too.

The slalom skier – who is Mexico's sole competitor in these Games – has represented Mexico in six Olympic Games. He's also a 55 year old German prince whose grandfather, Kaiser Franz II, was the last Holy Roman emperor. He is fluent in five languages, palled around with Andy Warhol, is the heir to an automobile fortune and will be the second-oldest winter Olympian in history when he hits the Sochi slopes in his mariachi-inspired uniform.

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Snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg Nabs First U.S. Gold Medal at Sochi Olympics

Snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg Nabs First U.S. Gold Medal at Sochi Olympics

Originally posted 02/08/2014 11:00AM

(Warning: This post contains spoilers. If you want to watch the broadcast Saturday on NBC, don't read any further.)

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10 Stunning Images from the Sochi Opening Ceremony

10 Stunning Images from the Sochi Opening Ceremony

Originally posted 02/07/2014 06:35PM

A show of hands, a dazzling fireworks display, a girl and a red balloon – these moments are worth a second look

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Ranking the Wildest Olympics Opening Ceremony Outfits

Ranking the Wildest Olympics Opening Ceremony Outfits

Originally posted 02/07/2014 06:20PM

Some of the parade uniforms that kicked off the Sochi Games … well, you've got to see them for yourself

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All About Liza Temnikova: The Flying Girl from the Sochi Opening Ceremonies

All About Liza Temnikova: The Flying Girl from the Sochi Opening Ceremonies

Originally posted 02/07/2014 10:30PM

The Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony featured many striking moments, but seeing a young girl lifted high into the Fisht Olympic Stadium's rafters was perhaps the most memorable.

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Venezuela's Lone Winter Olympian Has More Than One Great Reason to Dance | Olympics, Winter Olympics 2014

Venezuela's Lone Winter Olympian Has More Than One Great Reason to Dance

Originally posted 02/07/2014 10:15PM

Anyone watching the procession of nations during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics had to be struck by Venezuela's lone athlete, alpine skier Antonio Pardo, who enthusiastically danced his way around the stadium.

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Russian TV Shows Doctored Footage of Olympic Opening Ceremony Ring Mishap

Russian TV Shows Doctored Footage of Opening Ceremony Mishap at Sochi Games

Originally posted 02/07/2014 05:15PM

SPOILER ALERT: This post divulges details of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony, which has not aired in the U.S.

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Winter Is Coming: Peter Dinklage Voices Games Opening

Peter Dinklage Narrates Olympics Coverage

Originally posted 02/07/2014 04:45PM

The Winter Games are coming!

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Go Inside the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

Winter Olympics: Go Inside the Opening Ceremonies

Originally posted 02/07/2014 12:20PM

Let the winter Games begin!

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Shaun White Withdraws from Olympics Slopestyle Event | Shaun White

Shaun White Withdraws from Olympics Slopestyle Event

Originally posted 02/05/2014 07:40AM

Olympic snowboarding star Shaun White has announced that he is bowing out of the slopestyle event at the Sochi games, citing the risk.

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