Mexico at the 2010 Winter Olympics

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Mexico at the
2010 Winter Olympics
Flag of Mexico.svg
IOC code MEX
NOC Mexican Olympic Committee
Website www.com.org.mx (Spanish)
in Vancouver
Competitors 1 in 1 sport
Flag bearer Hubertus von Hohenlohe
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Mexico participated in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, after not having any competitors in the 2006 competition. Mexico first competed in the Winter Olympics in 1928, but then not again until 1984. No Mexican athlete has yet won a medal in the Winter Olympics.

Hubertus von Hohenlohe and two officials entering the stadium during the opening ceremonies.

Alpine skiing[edit]

Hubertus von Hohenlohe represented Mexico in the men's slalom.[1] Hohenlohe previously competed in 1984, 1988, 1992 and 1994.[2] A descendant of Austrian royalty, and also Mexican nobility on his father's maternal side,[3] he founded Mexico's skiing federation in 1981.[4] He qualified for the 2006 Olympics, but Mexico decided not to participate because no other Mexicans had qualified. He has competed in 12 alpine world championships. Hohenlohe broke his leg in 2007, forcing him to miss a record 13th world championship.[5] At the time of the competition, Hohenlohe was 51 years old.[6][7]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Hubertus von Hohenlohe Men's slalom 1:05.69 1:02.09 2:07.78 46
Men's giant slalom 1:34.50 1:36.97 3:11.47 78

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coronado, Rosalinda (4 January 2010). "Hohenlohen vendrá a México" (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Hubertus von Hohenlohe - Mexico Ski Team". Archived from the original on 17 March 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Why Is a German Prince Skiing For Mexico?". Time. 13 February 2010. 
  4. ^ Ledsom, Mark (15 January 2005). "Alpine skiing: It's no snow job - Mexico has a team". New York Times. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  5. ^ Ledsom, Mark (28 January 2007). "Alpine skiing-Crash ends Mexican prince's championships dream". ESPN. Retrieved 4 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Von Hohenlohe, Hubertus". International Ski Federation. Archived from the original on 19 October 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  7. ^ Vinton, Nathaniel (4 February 2009). "Winter Sports; Bulgaria Embraces a Rejected Austrian". New York Times. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 

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