Thursday, July 26, 2012

Royal Olympians

 With the Olympic Games opening at the end of this week, I thought it might be fun to take a look at what royals have had involvement in the Games over the years. Here's a list of the Royals who have or will have involvement in the games.

Denmark


Crown Prince Fredrick
  • Member of the International Olympic Committee since 2009
Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
  • 2008 Summer Beijing 
    • Equestrian Dressage (BRONZE) 
  • 2012 Summer London
    • Equestrian Dressage (August 2-9)
Great Britain

Anne, The Princess Royal
  • Member of the International Olympic Committee since 1988
  • 1976 Summer Montreal
    • Equestrian Eventing Team (9th)
    • Equestrian  Eventing  Individual (24th)
  • Zara Anne Elizabeth Tindall Phillips

    • 2012 Summer London
      • Equestrian Eventing Team (TBA)
      • Equestrian  Eventing  Individual (TBA)
Greece

King Constantine II
  • Member of the International Olympic Committee since 1963-1973
  • Member of the Honorary International Olympic Committee since 1974
  • 1960 Summer Rome
    • Sailing (Dragon Class) (GOLD)
Kuwait

Prince Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah
  • Member of the International Olympic Committee since 1992 
Jordan

Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein
  • Member of the International Olympic Committee since 2010
Princess Haya
  • 2000 Summer Sydney
    • Equestrian Show Jumping (NO MEDAL/DID NOT ADVANCE) 
Liechtenstein

Prince Constantin
  • 1948 Winter St. Moritz
    • Alpine Downhill Skiing (99th Place)
Princess Nora
  • Member of the International Olympic Committee since 1984
Luxembourg


Grand Duke Henri
  • Member of the International Olympic Committee since 1988
Grand Duke Jean
  • Member of the International Olympic Committee since 1946-1997
  • Member of the Honorary International Olympic Committee since 1998
Monaco


Prince Albert:
  • Member of the International Olympic Committee since 1985
  • 1988 Winter Calgary: 
    • 2 Man Bobsleigh (25th Place)
  • 1992 Winter Albertville:
    • 2 Man Bobsleigh (43rd Place)
  • 1994 Winter Lillhammer:
    • 2 Man Bobsleigh (31st Place)
  • 1998 Winter Nanjano:
    • 4 Man Bobsleigh (28th Place)
  • 2002 Winter Salt Lake City:
    • 4 Man Bobsleigh (28th Place)
Princess Charlene
  • Sydney Summer Olympics 2000
    • South Africa's Women's Swimming 4X100 Relay (5th Place)
Pauline Grace Maguy Ducruet
  • Singapore Summer Youth Olympics 2010
    • 3M Springboard (12th Place)
Antoine de Massy
  • Rio de Janerio Summer Olympics 2016
    • Tennis
Norway

Olav V
  • Amsterdam Summer Olympics 1928
    • Sailing (6 metre class) (GOLD)

The Netherlands

Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange
  • Member of the International Olympic Committee since 1998 
Prussia

Prince Friedrich Karl
  • Stockholm Summer 1912
    • Equestrian Team Jumping (BRONZE)
Saudia Arabia

Prince Nawaf Faisal Fahd Abdulaziz
  • Member of the International Olympic Committee since 2002
Spain

King Juan Carlos I
  • Munich Summer 1972
    • Sailing (Dragon Class) (15th Place)
Queen Sofia
  • Rome Summer 1960
    • Greece's Sailing (Reserve Class)
Felipe, Prince of Austrias
  • Barcelona Summer 1992
    • Sailing  (Soling Class) (6th Place)
Infanta Christina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca
  • Seoul Summer 1988
    • Sailing
Iñaki Urdangarin, Duke of Palma de Mallorca
  • Barcelona Summer 1992
    • Handball (8th Place)
  • Atlanta Summer 1996
    • Handball (Did not Advance)
  • Sydney Summer 2000
    • Handball (Did not Advance)
  • Athens Summer 2004
    • Handball (Did not Advance)
Infanta Pilar
  • Member of the Honorary International Olympic Committee since 1996
United Arab Emirates

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein
  • Member of the International Olympic Committee since 2007
Qatar

Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani
  • Member of the International Olympic Committee since 2002

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