If you doubt that ski uniform is the real thing, here’s a tweet sent by NBC’s official Olympics feed.

RYOT.org reports that there’s more to this skier than meets the eye.

Prince Hubertus von Hohenloh — he was born in Mexico, but is German royalty — has already competed in five Olympics as a slalom skier. At 55, he’s set to become the second-oldest winter Olympian in history. He’s also a pop-singer and a world-class photographer, making him arguably the most interesting guy at the 2014 Olympics.

  • Ranadicus

    Wherever there is injustice, you will find us.

    Wherever there is suffering, we’ll be there.

    Wherever liberty is threatened, you will find…

    The Three Amigos!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlanvFkIR2s

    • Emily B

      Dang it! You beat me to it! Holy cow, those are awful!!!

      • Jack Deth

        The late, great Leo Carillo as ‘The Cisco Kid’ is no doubt rolling in his grave.

        • ChelieinTX

          I was IN LOVE with the Cisco Kid!!

    • Roadster73

      LOL, as someone who came (legally) from Mexico, the only thing that angered me about your post is the coffee that went through my nose from laughing when I saw it

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      The costume is essentially the clothing worn by a 19th C. hidalgo, a “lord-of-the-manor” of a Mexican hacienda, a look which was adopted by mariachi bands and Mexican-style-rodeo competitors called “charros”– and no, not the “cuchi-cuchi” kind either. We might think it looks goofy, but it has a proud tradition in Mexico. (So does banditry, but, there you are…)

  • H50 ✓RAT

    How can something that could have been so cool, go so wrong?

  • Michael Hardy

    It honestly looks like someone was trying to channel the Three Amigos.

  • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

    So I guess Sharpton will be going to Sochi after all.

  • Lotte Lenya

    A Royal German Mexican Mariachi Dos Equis Beer/Stay Thirsty, My Friends, Kinda Guy.

    • Eric D. Mertz #NeverTrump

      I see it now, he does look like the XX guy!

  • thedumbblonde

    Yet, if you wore that to a college party you’d be labeled a racist and your fraternity would be thrown off campus.

    • Clayton Grant

      Only if you did it on Martin Luther Rameriz Day

  • Clayton Grant

    What a cartoonish caricature of Mexico.

    • thedumbblonde

      Needs more poncho y sombero.

      • thedumbblonde

        Edited for stupid.

        • nc ✓s & balances

          Will Speedy Gonzalez be their Team Mascot?

          • thedumbblonde

            That’s clearly racist and you should be ashamed.

          • nc ✓s & balances

            *hangs head*

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Psssst, I think shes trying to get her dog a job…..

          • nc ✓s & balances

            What?!? SG was a mouse!

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Thats right. Senior moment.
            Never mind.
            Got a rat you need to get employed?

          • nc ✓s & balances

            Plus, even though she is definitely of Mexican heritage, she was born right here in America. Legal.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            LOL, details, details.
            Bet those doggie treats are getting expensive for the princess….she could earn her keep……
            What was the cartoon chichi’s name. I can picture him but for the life of me cant remember….didnt he talk real slow? Thats what I was thinking of for Speedy Gonzalez, the ironic name.
            Either that or Ive just lost my damn mind.

          • nc ✓s & balances

            Well, I went on the wild goose chase, but came up empty. Sorry!

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Sweet of you to try! A for effort!

          • JeffWRidge

            The only cartoon dog who talked slow I could think of is Droopy Dog. I doubt that he’s who you mean, but he did do a cartoon set in Mexico.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzqt-ENnmHc

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Sigh, I guess its official then. Ive lost my damn mind. Droopy is not the dog I was thinking of.

          • JeffWRidge

            Not necessarily. You could just be remembering a more obscure character. Give it time, when you’re not thinking about it the name might come to you. That’s how it usually works for me.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Yea, me too. Usually around 3am. 😉

          • Eric D. Mertz #NeverTrump

            To quote the inevitable reaction from the sites resident liberals…

            http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/racist1.gif

          • thedumbblonde

            My pointer/something/lab mix is more than qualified to do something or other!

          • H50 ✓RAT

            I keep telling my dogs that they need to develop a skill and get a job to support their expensive cookie addiction.
            But, they just laugh at me and demand another cookie.

          • thedumbblonde

            Your dogs are better than mine, Mine demand I cut the crust off their cookies…and present those crusts on a separate plate. Then we dance.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Uh oh, cant let the beasties see your post…it will give the spoiled little monsters ideas.

          • Eric D. Mertz #NeverTrump

            My sister is about to have her dog audition for those Sarah McLachlan “Arms of an Angel” ASPCA ads. He is the most spoiled dog I have ever met – which, I will admit, is completely my doing – and has perfected the “nobody loves me” look.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Awwww, thats how they get me, the big sad eyes. Im putty in their paws.

          • thedumbblonde

            FAKE PATHETIC DOGS?? Sarah McLachlan is DEAD to me.

          • Guest

            I second that.

          • nc ✓s & balances

            My little chihuahua thinks if she barks like mad at every leaf that blows by, she’s earning her keep. I try to tell her her it’s not necessary, but…

          • Guest

            But it’s so funny!!

          • Guest

            LOLOLOLOL!!!! I was thinking of what Speedy Gonzales says when I read this (and nearly spit the coffee out of my mouth in the process!!)

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Sombrero? I ain’t got no sombrero. I don’t need to wear no steenkin’ sombrero!
        Helmet, !SI! Sombrero, !NO!

        • thedumbblonde

          Si

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmSIOoy6MlE&app=desktop Booker

    It’s quite clever when you think about it.

  • JeffWRidge

    Along with Ralph Lauren, von Hohenloh just pulled off the practical joke of 2014. I can’t wait to see what the other uniforms look like. Will the Irish be wearing uniforms that look like leprechaun clothing? Will the Japanese wear something that looks like a ninja suit? This years olympics could be the funniest in history.

    • H50 ✓RAT

      Its almost like there is a competition, who can show up in the dumbest looking Olympic garb.

      • JeffWRidge

        If it is, I want in. That could be fun.

        • H50 ✓RAT

          It was really easy to see the opening ceremonies imagining in my minds eye, by your post. Very entertaining.

          I just feel bad for the athletes. They worked too hard to look like circus clowns.

          • JeffWRidge

            That is a good point. Maybe the athletes will refuse to wear the uniforms. They should have some say into what their uniforms look like.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Cant wait to see if they add their own bling for personality!

          • Eric D. Mertz #NeverTrump

            At least the speed skating, snowboard, and hockey uniforms usually look good. Still haven’t seen the USA Bobsled or Skeleton uniforms for 2014, but they looked good last time.

          • TheOriginalDonald

            Hopefully Lolo Jones and her teammates won’t share the fate of Gillian Cooke in Sochi

        • karmafordems

          I’ll wager only if burquas are included

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Is Iran sending a team?

          • karmafordems

            You’ll know when the IED introduces them

          • Guest

            LOL!!!

          • JeffWRidge

            Why yes, they are. Their uniforms are bomb vests.

      • Paige Jackson

        “We’re three caballeros, three gay caballeros…”

        It’s a song. An old song, but still.

    • Eric D. Mertz #NeverTrump

      The Norwegian Opening Ceremony uniforms might just be the most garish. Reminds me of red white and blue dazzle camo from WWI.

      • JeffWRidge

        I had to look them up. All I can say is, welcome to the 60s, Norway. Those look like something Austin Powers would be comfortable in.

        • Eric D. Mertz #NeverTrump

          I contacted the Norwegian foreign exchange student we hosted several years ago. She hasn’t stopped laughing about them since.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Leiderhosen for the Swedes(?) Swiss(?). (My Trading Places reference failed me… “Ya, I’m Inga, from Sweden?”-Jamie Lee Curtis)

    • NRPax

      Will the Japanese wear something that looks like a ninja suit?

      No idea. Haven’t seen them yet.

      • JeffWRidge

        … and you won’t until it’s too late.

  • arttie

    meggings any one?

  • arttie

    I get it. Sochi is going to be a caricature of a winter Olympics.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Maybe it’s a ploy to distract the terrorists.

      Sorry, bad joke.

  • mickeyco

    Ye gods and little fishes.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    The US Olympic Team just breathed a collective sigh of relief.

  • RememberSekhmet

    Does it come with musical instruments?

  • Weswieann

    That’s racist

    • Arkuy The Great

      It’s a celebration of international culture. My only complaint is that they should have included Mariachi instruments in the designs.

  • AmericanMom

    They got ripped off. They need sombreros with tassels on them.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHY_xOj2M_g PistolsForPandas

    I don’t know exactly what to think of this, but I will say this: if he doesn’t ski at least once in a sombrero, the outfit will be a waste.

    • thedumbblonde

      Outstanding!!!

  • RA_H

    To round it off they just need Joe Biden to do the play by play announcing…what could possibly go wrong?

    • thedumbblonde

      Actually, it would be amusing to hear Biden announcing the Puppy Bowl. And Kitty color.

  • Jack Deth

    Jeebus!

    Stereotype much?!!

    Can anyone say “Frito Bandito”????!!!!

    • Arkuy The Great

      One man’s stereotype is another’s celebration of culture.

  • Walter Sobchak

    OMG that is awesome.

  • The Masked Avatar

    The Three Amigos.

  • BoscoBolt

    Hey, at least these uniforms have some sort of cultural relevancy – the reference is clear – and if nothing else, they show a sense of humor. The “Team USA’ sweaters are just tacky and depressing.

  • Oilfart1

    there is a Steve Martin, Martin Short and Chevy Chase movie missing its wardrobe.

  • 80s_kid_wants_rainbow_back

    Needs “Yo queiro Taco Bell” printed somewhere on it.

  • NiceToMeetYou

    Aye yi yi!

  • lonestar

    I think they’re cool. All they need are the gun holsters.

  • QueenB

    Didn’t anyone tell them wearing an outfit like that is racist?

  • Arkuy The Great

    I like it. Are their skiers going to wear sombreros, carry guitars and sing a nonstop serenade to their señoritas down the slope? That would certainly complete the spectacle.

  • ozconservative

    Could’ve been worse….they could’ve gone with Panchos outfit 😉

  • Expat61

    My only question is: Do they have a plethora of pinatas?

    In a way, all of us has an El Guapo to face. For some, shyness might be their El Guapo. For others, a lack of education might be their El Guapo. For us, El Guapo is a big, dangerous man who wants to kill us. But as sure as my name is Lucky Day, the people of Santa Poco can conquer their own personal El Guapo, who also happens to be *the actual* El Guapo!

  • Kabong30

    EPIC WIN. I grew up in Southern AZ, and so I was steeped in Mexican culture and I love this. It’s such a shame that Mexico is in the shape it is, but it makes me happy that at least some of those folks are taking their towns back from the cartels and the corrupt government. Anyway, good for them, the uniforms ROCK!

  • Fairfax51

    OK…so now the Olympics are a joke. This is a way to cheat. Make the other Olympians laugh so hard at you, they can’t perform……right?

    • michael s

      The way to cheat is denying a higher scoring better qualifiedMirau nagasu u

      • Fairfax51

        Speak English or don’t answer my posts. I am not looking up Mirau nagasu u.

        • michael s

          The way to cheat is to deny higher scoring better qualified Mirau Nagasu a olympic spot and give it to lower scoring weaker performing inferior Ashley Wagner. From these pictures guess which one is Ashley Wagner(undeserving person).

          • Fairfax51

            Sorry, didn’t recognize the name. Pay more attention to mens and couples. Saw this though. Wagner fell on her butt several times. I agree….you don’t get a mulligan in competition for the Olympics. That Wagner is going to Olympics because of “total performance for the year” is BS. Nagasu should have got the gold ticket to go while Wagner went back to practice.

  • SpaceRacer423

    wait till you see what Mexico’s bobsled team is wearing.

  • AZWarrior

    I thought that was already taken …

  • Henry Ko

    Since liberty cannot guarantee satisfaction, some people view the challenge of making their own way as more of a strain than an opportunity.