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crisiñaki 12-14-2005 01:18 AM

The Royals, Olympic Champions?
 
Hi, Do you know which royals have participated at the Olympic Games (Summer and Winter)?, because I have found the following:
Juan Carlos, Sofía, Cristina, Iñaki and Felipe of Spain
Konstantinos of Greece (Olympic Gold Medal sailing 1960)
I heard a rumor about Anne the Princess Royal, but I'm not very sure
does anybody know about the dutch, danish or the other royal families?, because everybody seems to be very sporty...

if this has been asked in another thread:o I ask the moderator to move it there and please notify me about the change. Thanks

selrahc4 12-14-2005 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by crisiñaki
I heard a rumor about Anne the Princess Royal, but I'm not very sure

Princess Anne participated as a member of the British Equestrian Team at the Montreal Olympics in 1976.

norwegianne 12-14-2005 01:27 PM

King Olav, then Crown Prince Olav, participated in sailing the Summer Olympics in Amsterdam and won a gold medal in the 1920s.

Prince Albert have participated in several winter olympics, in bob-sled. Hasn't he?

pollyemma 12-14-2005 02:02 PM

Zara Phillips is hoping to make it to the Olympics.

LauraMCS 12-17-2005 05:10 AM

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Originally Posted by norwegianne
Prince Albert have participated in several winter olympics, in bob-sled. Hasn't he?

Yes, PA was on the Monaco Bobled team in 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998 and 2002.

LauraMCS 12-17-2005 05:11 AM

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Originally Posted by pollyemma
Zara Phillips is hoping to make it to the Olympics.

So is Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. She was an alternate for the last Danish Olympic Equestrian (Dressage) team.

Pink Tulip 12-17-2005 05:34 AM

Didn't Princess Martha Louise of Norway compete in the horse trials at the Sydney Olympics?

LauraMCS 12-17-2005 06:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Pink Tulip
Didn't Princess Martha Louise of Norway compete in the horse trials at the Sydney Olympics?

I don't know about the Olympic Trials but I do know ML jumped horses internationally.

Princess Haya of Jordan was on Jordan's Equestrian team in Sydney.

Josefine 06-06-2009 04:39 PM

Did Haya win a mede?
How did bendicte´s Nathalie do in Beijing last year?

Lumutqueen 06-06-2009 04:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Josefine (Post 948642)
Did Haya win a mede?
How did bendicte´s Nathalie do in Beijing last year?

Nathalie won Bronze for Team Dressage.

Haya participated in the 2000 Summer Olympics for show jumping and didn't win a medal. She was also the flag bearer for Jordan.

Princess Anne competed in Montreal in 1976 on Goodwill.

King Harald competed in the 1964 Olympics in 1964 and was the flagbearer for Norway.

Prince Haakon lit the Olympic flame at the 1994 Winter Games.

Prince Felipe of Spain competed in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics as part of the sailing team he again was the Spanish teams
standard bearer.

Queen Sofia competed in 1960 in the same event as her son. King Constantine competed in the same Olympics and won a gold medal for the Dragon Class race.

Bones 06-08-2009 11:21 PM

Did Pauline Ducruet compete at the Olympics? She's probably too young but I remember seeing a picture of her carrying the Monaco flag at what looked like an opening ceremony type scene. :huh:

:monacoflag:

CarolynHarris 03-16-2012 07:12 PM

I discuss royals at the olympics on my website

Royals at the Olympics: The Involvement of European Royalty in the Modern Olympic Games | Carolyn Harris: Royal Historian

cepe 03-16-2012 08:20 PM

Prince Michael of Kent was official reserve for the 1972 Winter Olympic Games for the bobsleigh team. Not sure if this counts!

imojeen 03-21-2012 01:21 PM

Charlene of Monaco, She represented South Africa at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, with her team finishing fifth in the Women's 4x100 m Medley. She retired from competitive swimming in 2007.

dbarn67 03-21-2012 01:31 PM

King Constantine of Greece is a gold medalist in sailing.


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