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Bruno Banani: The luger, gimmick

The first Tongan Winter Olympian changed name to match underwear company

Updated: February 9, 2014, 1:49 PM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -- As the sled flew down the track Saturday night, the woman couldn't control herself. Stuffed into a puffy red coat, she jumped up and down. She held a red flag high above her head. And at the top of her lungs, she screamed.

"Go, Bruno!" she yelled.

"Go, Tonga!"

"Go, Tonga!"

The woman was the official spokesperson for the royal family of Tonga, the tiny country of 176 islands in the South Pacific. She was here as part of the delegation to support ...

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