Although he competed (and was quickly eliminated) in taekwondo at Rio, Taufatofua, 34, quit his job as a social worker and trained for years to return to the Olympics and compete as a cross-country skier at the PyeongChang Games. In the lead-up to the Opening Ceremony, however, Taufatofua suggested he would refrain from showing up shirtless again due to the frigid conditions in PyeongChang.
“I want to still be alive for my race,” Taufatofua said, per a report by USA Today. “It is going to be freezing outside so I will be keeping nice and warm.”
Of course, it should come as no surprise that he ended up baring his shiny chest and abs to the world again. It's practically an Olympics tradition now. The Opening Ceremony aired live on NBC Sports early on Friday morning, but here's how to watch the Opening Ceremony when NBC plays it again primetime on Friday at 8pm ET.
In case you missed shirtless Tonga guy, or so he's been called, at Rio back in 2016, here's a clip from his shimmering march through the Olympic stadium: