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Ron Shillingford has been a journalist since 1982 and has worked in print, TV and radio, mostly in London where he was born. His favourite sport is boxing and exclusive interviews have included Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard. His assignments have taken him to America, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa. He is also the author of three books, one of which, a martial arts handbook, has been translated into Polish, Russian and Japanese.

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Dow was in exotic company
Ron Shillingford
26 February 2010

The giant slalom Dow Travers competed in had several other skiers from exotic backgrounds who attracted a lot of media attention. Just like Dow did on behalf of the Cayman Islands, they too raised the profile of their countries. Top of the bunch was Mexico’s Hubertus Von Hohenlohe who at 51 was the oldest competitor at the Winter Games. It was his fifth and last Winter Olympics, he claimed, but the eccentric pop star/photographer who is actually a German prince who happened to be born in Mexico, may still return.

There was also a 16-year-old representing Peru, Manfred Oettl Reyes, India’s Jamyang Namgial, Muhammad Abbas of Pakistan and Marino Cardelli of San Marino. The Olympics really is totally inclusive. 

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