Published: Sat, February 10, 2018
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Pita Taufatofua Got Oiled Up For The Olympics Again

Pita Taufatofua Got Oiled Up For The Olympics Again

Remember that dreamy, ripped, shirtless, oiled-up Tonga flag-bearer from the Rio 2016 Olympics' Opening Ceremonies?

Taufatofua was also heavily greased up when he appeared similarly undressed at the Rio 2016 Olympics opening ceremony, causing a major stir online - and he again became a global sensation with his latest antics. When he qualified to compete in cross country skiing for the games in Pyeongchang, there was plenty of talk as to whether or not he would do it again.

Taekwondo is not a winter sport; a fact that has fans a bit confused after seeing Tonga's Pita Taufatofua enter the stadium for the Opening Ceremonies at the Winter Olympics on Friday.

Qualifying had seemed a distant prospect in February past year, when the Brisbane-based athlete finished 153rd of 156 in the men's sprint race at the World Championships.

"It's the hardest thing I've ever done", he said. He said, "Every time I ski I feel like I die a little inside".


Pita Taufatofua is a 34-year-old Olympic athlete from Brisbane, Australia.

The shirtless Tongan is back and hotter than ever.

The Games kicked off with qualifying rounds earlier this week.

The shorts are cute, but keep in mind this is an award for "tropes" I'm handing out here - you know, as in more than one. "I made it to the Olympics and I got Tonga to the Olympics".

Frosty weather was one of the main concerns surrounding the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, where temperatures were projected to drop as low as single digits, with even colder wind chills. I had seven races and they all failed.

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