13 Best Beards & Moustaches of the Winter Olympics 2014

The International Olympic Committee doesn’t recognise the medal table that every media outlet in the world likes to show. Well, at BeardWatch we’re with the IOC. Medals don’t count, beards do.

Here are the top moustaches and beards from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.


M4. SamkovaEva Samkova smashed the field in the women’s snowboard cross, helped by her lucky moustache. Unfortunately she is disqualified for drawing the moustache on.


Eguzon et JO SotchiBond-Villain-named Benoit Valentin finished 8th in the Ski Halfpipe final and his moustache was only slightly embarrassing.


M2. Mogul coach moustacheThis unknown coach for a female Japanese Mogul-ist only flashed on screen briefly but made quite an impression.


M1. Filip FlisarCzech Dr-Robotnik-tache-a-like Filip Flisar didn’t make the Ski Cross final, but finished 6th overall. Must have used too much of that snowboard wax on hismoustache.


10. Danny Davis – Snowboard Halfpipe, USA10. Danny Davis9. Charles Hamelin – Speed Skating, Canada9. Charles Hamelin8. Alexander Tretiakov – Skeleton, RussiaSkeleton - Winter Olympics Day 87. Billy Morgan – Snowboard Slopestyle, Great Britain7. Billy Morgan6. Niklas Edin – Curling, SwedenNiklas Edin5. Josiah Wells – Ski Halfpipe, New Zealand5. Josiah Wells4. Tristan Walker – Doubles Luge, Canada4. Tristin WalkerBRONZE

Per Spett – Moguls, Sweden 3. Per SpeetPer is a real crowd favourite on the mogul circuit with his distinctive, trademark “superman” forward flip. When not skiing, Per is an iron ore miner. A real beardsman’s beardsman.


Anton Grimus – Ski Cross, Australia

Sochi Olympics Freestyle Skiing MenDespite having just shaved the beard for charity, Anton Grimus’ beard rally stood out in the Extreme Park amongst the ski racers and snowboarders. This work of art didn’t get him far, obviously caused a lot of drag.


Justin Kripps, Bryan Barnett, James Mcnaughton, Tim Randall & Graeme Rinholm – Bobsleigh, Canada

1. Justin Kripps, Bryan Barnett, James McNaughton, Tim Randall and spare Graeme RinholmThese gentlemen caused quite a stir online when they posted the photo below. It is currently the 6th most popular post ever on reddit’s “ladyboners” section (Yes, that is what it sounds like). Proof positive that the ladies love the beard.

It may seem unfair to include a 5 man team as one entry, but even when you even it out amongst them all you’re left with a solid beard and we respect the effort to instil team spirit.

Unfortunately their medal chances slipped away as their sled slipped halfway down the course on it’s side on their second run. Luckily, no one was hurt, but they can take heart and be very proud of the Winter Beard Olympics Gold Medal.

Canadian Bobsleigh team