Jan 2, 2014, 11:41 AM EDT
You may remember the name Hubertus von Hohenlohe from the Vancouver Olympics.
The German prince of Mexican descent competed for Mexico in Alpine skiing four years ago. At age 51, he finished 46th and 78th in two Alpine skiing events.
NBC Olympics’ Joe Battaglia tracked down the prince, who is the most interesting Olympian in the world.
Von Hohenloe — short for Hubertus Rudolph von Fürstenberg-von Hohenlohe-Langenburg — has qualified for his record-tying sixth Winter Games in Sochi.
He is set to be the second oldest Winter Olympian ever (via Bill Mallon of OlympStats.com).
Carl August Kronlund, a Swedish curler, won a silver medal at the 1924 Chamonix Winter Games (the first Winter Olympics) at age 58.
Von Hohenloe’s medal chances are dim. Mexico has never won a Winter Olympic medal. The prince has never finished better than 26th in 14 Olympic ski races dating to the 1984 Sarajevo Games (he missed the 1998, 2002 and 2006 Olympics).
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