International Luge Federation (FIL) honorary member Baron Eduard Alexandrowitsch von Falz-Fein has been congratulated by the world governing body after celebrating his 105th birthday.
Baron Falz-Fein is considered a pioneer of sport and the Olympic Movement in Liechtenstein and also played a key role in securing luge's addition to the Olympic programme in Innsbruck in 1964.
He also finished 18th in the two-man bobsleigh competition at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Olympics in 1936.
A "congratulatory message" was sent by FIL to mark his brithday.
FIL vice-president of finance Harald Steyrer also presented a gift on behalf of the organisation to him in person in Vaduz.
Baron Falz-Fein was born in Russia and is said to have sat on the lap of Tsar Nicholas II shortly before the Revolution in 1917.
He later worked as Berlin correspondent for French sports paper L'Equipe before moving to Liechtenstein.
He has been an honorary member of the FIL since 1978 after spending 15 years as treasurer after 1962.
His sporting achievements also include 20 years as President of the Liechtenstein Cycling Association after 1953.
Baron Falz-Fein also spent his life as a major figure on the European cultural scene, being described by his friend Prince Nikita Lobanov-Rostovsky as "emigré, playboy, athlete, businessman and patron of the arts".