Albert II, Prince of Monaco
is an enthusiastic sportsman, participating in cross country, javelin throwing, handball, judo, swimming, tennis, rowing, sailing, skiing, squash, and fencing. Prince Albert II competed in the bobsleigh at five consecutive Winter Olympics for Monaco. In 1985 he took part in the Paris–Dakar Rally. Prince Albert II has also engaged in a Russian Arctic expedition, reaching the North Pole in 2006. He is the first reigning head of state to have reached the North Pole.