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As crown prince of Greece, Constantine won a gold medal for his country in sailing (Dragon class) at the 1960 Olympics in Rome. He ascended the throne four years later, but in 1973 the monarchy was abolished. In 2004, Constantine II made a triumphant return from exile when the Olympics returned to Athens. “I remember I had the privilege of holding the flag, when our team came in and the roar of the crowd was something that is still in my ears,” he told Katie Couric about the 1960 Games.