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Mexico's Olympic skier to compete in style

January 27, 2014|By David Wharton
  • Mexican skiier Hubertus Von Hohenlohe wears one of his colorful outfits at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010.
Mexican skiier Hubertus Von Hohenlohe wears one of his colorful outfits… (Clive Rose / Getty Images )

Hubertus von Hohenlohe is hard to miss on the slopes.

The flamboyant skier for Mexico's Olympic team calls himself "The Real Prince" and competed at the 2010 Vancouver Games in a series of race suits with wildly colorful designs.

Now, Hohenlohe has told NBC OlympicTalk that he will race at the upcoming Sochi Olympics in an outfit made to resemble a mariachi suit.

Hohenlohe was born in Mexico but has lived all over the world. He said a recent visit to his birthplace led to a new appreciation for Mexican culture.

"I want to celebrate who they are," he was quoted as saying, "but of course in my own style."

The suit will have a print that approximates a black bolero jacket, ruffled tuxedo shirt and red tie.

At 55, Hohenlohe is considered a long shot to make the podium.


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