Albert Demchenko (RUS) competed in men’s luge yesterday and Japan’s Noriaki Kasai competed in men’s normal hill ski jumping. Not too earth shattering until one considers this made them the first athletes to have competed in 7 Winter Olympics. Both have competed continuously since the 1992 Albertville Games, a span of 22 years.
The Summer Olympic is 10, held by Canadian equestrian Ian Millar. Two athletes have competed in 9 Olympics – Austrian sailor Hubert Raudauschl and Latvian/Soviet shooter Afanasijs Kuzmins. Six athletes have competed in 8 Summer Olympics, and 18 have competed in 7.