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Hubertus von Fürstenberg-von Hohenlohe

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHubertus Rudolph•von Fürstenberg-von Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Used nameHubertus•von Fürstenberg-von Hohenlohe
Other namesAndy Himalaya, Royal Disaster
Born2 February 1959 in Ciudad de México (Mexico City), Ciudad de México (MEX)
Measurements183 cm / 77 kg
Title(s)Prince
NOC Mexico

Biography

Hubertus, Prince von Hohenlohe-Langenburg, son of Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and Princess Ira of Fürstenberg, was born in Mexico but had dual Austrian and Liechtensteiner citizenship. He could not qualify for the Austrian national team, but as his father owned a consular title from Mexico, he founded the Mexican Skiing Association, became its President and was thus able to ski for Mexico, competing as Hubertus von Fürstenberg in 1984 and Hubertus von Hohenlohe since 1988. Hubertus von Fürstenberg-von Hohenlohe-Langenburg has dabbled in multiple careers, including photography, and as a pop singer under the name Andy Himalaya and Royal Disaster.

He learned skiing in the Sierra Nevadas in the United States and in Austria. Von Hohenlohe started his music career in the 1980s, putting out eight records under the aliases Andy Himalaya and Royal Disaster. He became interested in music after meeting Andy Warhol at Studio 54 in New York. His photography career started after he shot the cover pictures for several of his albums. He later worked for Red Bull and European chocolatier Milka, shooting advertising photos for them, and he has done photography for ski calendars.

His brother Prince Christoph von Hohenlohe-Langenburg died under mysterious circumstances in 2006, after being imprisoned at the Klongprem Central Prison in Bangkok, Thailand, allegedly for altering a visa. Maximilian VII, Prince von Hohenlohe-Langenburg is his uncle and he has distant relationships to the Grimaldi family of Monaco.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) MEX Hubertus von Fürstenberg
Downhill, Men (Olympic) 38
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 48
Slalom, Men (Olympic) 26
1988 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) MEX Hubertus von Hohenlohe
Downhill, Men (Olympic) 43
Super G, Men (Olympic) 42
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 52
Slalom, Men (Olympic) 30
Combined, Men (Olympic) AC
1992 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) MEX Hubertus von Hohenlohe
Downhill, Men (Olympic) 38
Super G, Men (Olympic) 70
Combined, Men (Olympic) 36
1994 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) MEX Hubertus von Hohenlohe
Downhill, Men (Olympic) 48
2010 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) MEX Hubertus von Hohenlohe
Giant Slalom, Men (Olympic) 78
Slalom, Men (Olympic) 46
2014 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) MEX Hubertus von Hohenlohe
Slalom, Men (Olympic) AC

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1994 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony MEX Hubertus von Fürstenberg-von Hohenlohe
2010 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony MEX Hubertus von Fürstenberg-von Hohenlohe
2010 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony MEX Hubertus von Fürstenberg-von Hohenlohe
2014 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony MEX Hubertus von Fürstenberg-von Hohenlohe
2014 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony MEX Hubertus von Fürstenberg-von Hohenlohe

Olympic family relations

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