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Albert, Prince Grimaldi

Full name: Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: March 14, 1958 in Monte Carlo, Monaco, Monaco
Title: Prince
Country: MON Monaco
Sport: Bobsleigh

Related Olympians: Nephew of Jack Kelly, Jr.; Grandson of Jack Kelly, Sr.; Husband of Charlene Wittstock.

Biography

Albert II, Prince Grimaldi became the reigning monarch of the Principality of Monaco in April 2005. He is the son of [Rainier III, Prince Grimaldi], the previous ruling monarch of Monaco, who was an IOC Member from 1949-50. Prince Grimaldi competed in bobsledding at the Winter Olympics five times from 1988-2002, with a best finish of 25th in 1988 in the two-man event. He has a long Olympic heritage. His mother was Grace Kelly, whose father, Jack Kelly, Sr., and brother, Jack Kelly, Jr., rowed for the United States in the Olympics. In July 2011, Prince Grimaldi married Charlene Wittstock, a former South African Olympic swimmer.

Prince Grimaldi studied at Amherst College in Massachusetts in the United States, and spent six summers as a camp counselor in Moultonborough, New Hampshire, on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. Upon his return to Monaco he assumed his royal duties and also did large amounts of charitable work during the ensuing 30-year period prior to his taking over duties from his father as Prince of Monaco. He served in the Navy briefly, was President of the Monegasque Red Cross, and served as Vice-President of the Princes Grace Foundation. He also worked in management with advertising and public relations agencies in New York and Paris.

During his reign as Monarch, Prince Grimaldi has continued the policies of his father to focus the Monegasque economy on tourism and not gambling, and also to increase environmental awareness and increase the principality’s commitment to sustainable energy and projects.

Prince Grimaldi was made an IOC Member in 1985. In Monaco he has served as president of the sports federations for athletics, swimming, and tennis. He became President of the Monegasque Olympic Committee in 1994. He has served on the following IOC Commissions\: Athletes Commission, Coordination Commission of the 1996 Olympic Games, Cultural Commission, Eligibility Commission, and Marketing Commission.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Winter 29 Calgary Bobsleigh Men's Two Monaco MON 25
1992 Winter 33 Albertville Bobsleigh Men's Two Monaco-2 MON 43
1992 Winter 33 Albertville Bobsleigh Men's Four Monaco MON 27
1994 Winter 35 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Men's Two Monaco MON 31
1994 Winter 35 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Men's Four Monaco MON 26
1998 Winter 39 Nagano Bobsleigh Men's Four Monaco MON 28
2002 Winter 43 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Men's Four Monaco MON 28

Men's Two

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit
1988 Winter 29 Calgary Bobsleigh Monaco MON Gilbert Bessi Final Standings
1988 Winter 29 Calgary Bobsleigh Monaco MON Gilbert Bessi Run 1
1988 Winter 29 Calgary Bobsleigh Monaco MON Gilbert Bessi Run 2
1988 Winter 29 Calgary Bobsleigh Monaco MON Gilbert Bessi Run 3
1988 Winter 29 Calgary Bobsleigh Monaco MON Gilbert Bessi Run 4
1992 Winter 33 Albertville Bobsleigh Monaco-2 MON Pascal Camia Final Standings
1992 Winter 33 Albertville Bobsleigh Monaco-2 MON Pascal Camia Run 1
1992 Winter 33 Albertville Bobsleigh Monaco-2 MON Pascal Camia Run 2
1992 Winter 33 Albertville Bobsleigh Monaco-2 MON Pascal Camia Run 3
1992 Winter 33 Albertville Bobsleigh Monaco-2 MON Pascal Camia Run 4
1994 Winter 35 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Monaco MON Gilbert Bessi Final Standings
1994 Winter 35 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Monaco MON Gilbert Bessi Run 1
1994 Winter 35 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Monaco MON Gilbert Bessi Run 2
1994 Winter 35 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Monaco MON Gilbert Bessi Run 3
1994 Winter 35 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Monaco MON Gilbert Bessi Run 4

Men's Four

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1992 Winter 33 Albertville Bobsleigh Monaco MON Final Standings
1992 Winter 33 Albertville Bobsleigh Monaco MON Run 1
1992 Winter 33 Albertville Bobsleigh Monaco MON Run 2
1992 Winter 33 Albertville Bobsleigh Monaco MON Run 3
1992 Winter 33 Albertville Bobsleigh Monaco MON Run 4
1994 Winter 35 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Monaco MON Final Standings
1994 Winter 35 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Monaco MON Run 1
1994 Winter 35 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Monaco MON Run 2
1994 Winter 35 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Monaco MON Run 3
1994 Winter 35 Lillehammer Bobsleigh Monaco MON Run 4
1998 Winter 39 Nagano Bobsleigh Monaco MON Final Standings
1998 Winter 39 Nagano Bobsleigh Monaco MON Run 1
1998 Winter 39 Nagano Bobsleigh Monaco MON Run 2
1998 Winter 39 Nagano Bobsleigh Monaco MON Run 3
2002 Winter 43 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Monaco MON Final Standings
2002 Winter 43 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Monaco MON Run 1
2002 Winter 43 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Monaco MON Run 2
2002 Winter 43 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Monaco MON Run 3
2002 Winter 43 Salt Lake City Bobsleigh Monaco MON Run 4
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