Sky Sports News' Geraint Hughes reports from Sochi on a German prince with a passion for skiing and parties.
Meeting Prince Hubertus von Hohenlohe-Langenburg - a German prince, living in Liechenstein and competing for Mexico.
Now the name itself makes you sit up and take notice, it's a bit different isn't it? It makes the American snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg sound sane and normal.
It's also not every day you meet a Prince.
Just trying to pin down Prince Hubertus von Hohenlohe-Langenburg was a challenge. Team SSN have been trying to meet him for over a week, the phone conversations were a bit bizarre and should have given us an insight into his character; "can we meet tonight?"
"No, sorry, but I'm late for a party. It's a really cool one."
Late for a party? Surely Prince HUBERTUS as a finely tuned elite athlete isn't out partying? Oh yes he was!
When we finally met Prince Huby (that's what we're now calling him) he was a delight. The phrase, 'suave' fits him perfectly. He's tanned, confident and clearly got a few quid - no one has hair that perfect! He's also 55 years old, or in his case 55 years young.
Huby is an eccentric, so Let me explain how on earth a German Prince is competing in Alpine skiing for Mexico. Prince Huby is the grandson of Kaiser Franz II, his father - also a Prince - went to Mexico in the 1950's to race in The Pan-American, (a car race ) His father always fancied having a Mexican son as his grandmother was half Mexican as he was fond of her, so after the race he and some pals set up some car franchises in Mexico (Prince Huby is one of the heirs to the VW dynasty) and the rest is, well history!
Prince Huby spent some of his childhood in Spain, and got into Skiing on trips to the Sierra Nevada mountains not far from his home in Marbella, but it was while in school in Austria he was telling me, that he really fell in love with skiing.
Prince Huby was loving telling his stories, he was a natural raconteur as we stood by a river flowing thorough Rosa Khutor. And that begged the next question? Why are you here at an Olympics? We'd covered the fact how he can represent Mexico at these Games, we knew he loved skiing, but he's 55!
Surely he's rubbish?! Well not really. He may have slowed up a bit in both the Giant Slalom and slalom, but he's not bad. Sochi 2014 is his sixth Olympics, his first back in 1984. He founded the Mexican Ski Federation in 1981, he's raced in 15 World Championships and has in his time set a world record. He won't win here, not a chance, but he's not an idiot on skis - even at 55.
He'll also not win because he's having too good a time, having a laugh and going to parties! He shrugs his shoulders when I asked him about having fun here in Sochi; "I'm the only Mexican here, if I wasn't no one would be here representing the country. We need some good news!"
At 55, Prince Huby is the oldest competitor here in Sochi, he can live with that tag, but not the tag of being the oldest ever winter Olympian which if he went to the next Games in 2018 he would officially be the oldest ever winter Olympian.
"No, no, i would be embarrassed. I'd look like a grandad. No way, at 55 and the way I look now I can just about get away with it."
He looked to me for confirmation. I duly nodded and told him he looked great and that he looked athletic. I didn't have the heart to say anything else !!