Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Luxembourgish Royals to Attend Winter Olympics

On February 7th, the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the Russian city of Sochi will kick off with an official opening ceremony and then run until the 23rd. While a bunch of other heads of states have cancelled any possible appearances, it seems that most royals will go anyway. According to information of Tageblatt, Grand Duke Henri and Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume are expected to travel to Russia for the Games. (No word on any other possible Grand Ducal guests.) As the Grand Duke is a member of the International Olympic Committee, this news does not come as a surprise. With the Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume also in attendance, this means that Grand Duchy will have a royal to athlete ratio of 2:1 as cross country skier Kari Peters is the only Luxembourgish athlete who was qualified for the Olympics.

Source: Tageblatt

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