How Old Is the Oldest Winter Olympian in 2014?
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How Old Is the Oldest Winter Olympian in 2014?

For most athletes with their eye on Olympic glory, there's a time limit. Many Olympic sports are a young person's game, and we're used to seeing athletes in their teens, 20s, and early 30s. However, there are always some impressive competitors who just keep coming back. In fact, you may be surprised to hear that the oldest Olympian at the 2014 Sochi games, Mexican alpine skier Hubertus von Hohenlohe, is 55 years old!

Wetpaint Entertainment teamed up with Viggle to see if Olympics fans had any idea how old the oldest Olympian this year is. It turns out, Viggle LIVE! users guessed a little low. 54 percent of users guessed that Hubertus was only 45 years old, while 20 percent thought he was 50, and 26 percent got the right answer.

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Being the oldest competitor this year — and the second oldest in winter Olympics history — isn't the only thing that sets the eccentric Hubertus von Hohenlohe apart from his fellow athletes. Mexico's only competitor in these games (hey, they don't get a lot of winter weather there!) has been declared the most interesting athlete in the games for a good reason. Despite being born in and competing for Mexico, Hubertus is also a German prince who dabbles as a pop singer and is an award winning photographer.

Oh, and the first time he competed in the Olympics? 1984. Yeah, he's never medaled, but he's still clearly awesome.

Rebecca Martin is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, and genre TV expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!

02.13.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Rebecca Martin
Related: Viggle, Features, Olympics

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