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.