The viral shirtless Olympic sensation covers up to chase skiing dream

Pita Taufatofua has embarked on a cross-country skiing side gig -- with an eye toward the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games.
3:00 | 01/21/18

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We've got an Olympic update for you Peter topic to four has qualified for his second Olympics in two years in any sport. The first Tonga and to qualify for skiing the only the second from his home country to qualify for an Olympics. Why should you know his name will you probably remember his entrants. At the 2016 Olympic ceremony slab third in coconut oil and that's just not a natural Blount now now that's not his natural radiance this is something that's common in Tonga. For traditional special events and rape but because he was shine here than the metal seats and went viral I. I just around I get cross country skier he's been posting videos of this trading on Saturday. It is the last chance to qualify in Iceland he made the cut its. Here's what he told the Olympic channel about the big moment. I put in so much how to work. If we you know people and see the hard work that goes behind they deceive the signing guys will to the flag so so much hard work was put in and remain at. He's very inspiring if you curious about what he's going to be wearing this time around he wouldn't say that close this did more than that of poking fun at himself his fish out of water moments ago that it get a big endorsement of the coconut oil company. I think so much Ager it.

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