This Mexican Alpine skier wins 'best uniform' award for Sochi Olympics

Mexican Alpine skier Prince Hubertus von Hohenlohe - a 55-year old German royal described as 'the world's most interesting Olympian' - surely must take the gold for the best uniform in the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics.

Taking part in his sixth Games, Von Hohenlohe has revealed striking images of his on-piste getup, which to be honest we're at a loss to describe.

In the words of Joe Battaglia at NBCOlympics.com, who revealed the look, Von Hohenlohe seems to be striving for the 'Mariachi Olympic Prince' look.

With some aplomb, it has to be said.

(Picture: Hubertus von Hohenlohe via nbcolympics.com)

(Picture: Hubertus von Hohenlohe via nbcolympics.com)

(Picture: Hubertus von Hohenlohe via nbcolympics.com)


Von Hohenlohe, as well as being European aristocracy, an accomplished photographer and heir to an automobile fortune (he's related to the Agnelli family, owners of Fiat and Juventus Football Club) was born in Mexico, hence his eligibility to compete for the central American country.

He founded the one-man Mexican ski federation in 1981 and made his Olympic debut in the men's slalom in 1984.

He also makes pop records.

Here's a handy roundup of the life of what seems to be the ultimate renaissance man.

We think he looks spiffing - and he's not the only one. 'Out-there' uniforms seem to be the order of the day for Sochi.

There's the Norwegian curling team and their technicolour dream suits:

The US team and their Ralph Lauren-meets-Bill Cosby Christmas cardigans:

The Germans and their rainbow garb - a firm and applauded two fingers to the anti-gay policies of the Russian authorities:

And finally, the Dutch - we have no idea what they're going for here but it comes off like a cross between country chic and flight attendant standard. Bravo!

The Sochi 2014 Winter Games kick off on February 7.

By Conor Hallahan
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