02:07 PM EDT 03/06/2014
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.
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
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
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.
Originally posted 02/07/2014 04:45PM
The Winter Games are coming!
Originally posted 02/07/2014 12:20PM
Let the winter Games begin!
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.
Originally posted 01/17/2014 06:30PM
Shaun White wiped during an Olympic slopestyle snowboarding qualifying run on Thursday, falling face-first into the snow.
Originally posted 01/16/2014 07:00PM
Lindsey Vonn has had "successful" surgery on her right knee, and shared a pic as she recovers with her new puppy, Leo, keeping her company.
Originally posted 01/15/2014 12:00PM
Alison Sweeney is the host of NBC's The Biggest Loser, the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, and author of The Star Attraction and The Mommy Diet. She's also a director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past three seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter: @Ali_Sweeney.
Are you all getting excited for the Winter Olympics? I have to say, the week we spent in Park City, Utah, was so incredible. To meet the athletes, to see where they are training and to watch their intensity and focus was inspirational. I personally loved meeting the U.S. Women's Curling Team and the U.S. Women's Bobsled Team and I loved traveling with the contestants, trainers and the Biggest Loser crew.
As much as the travel week is nerve-wracking for contestants, I could tell it was also reinvigorating for them. During the challenge, when the contestants started curling, it was pure comedy but they quickly got into their competitive spirit – Jay wanting to not win and have a greater target on his back and the rest wanting to win the $5000 prize. The competition was so exciting and Rachel coming from nowhere to win was particularly impressive. You have to give Rachel credit – she's willing to put the target on her back to keep focused on the life-changes and competition instead of the game play.
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