Hilarious Photos Of Olympic Athletes Posing With 6-Foot-9 Slovak Hockey Player Zdeno Chara

Leah Goldman
Business Insider

Zdeno Chara, a defenseman for the Slovak Olympic hockey team, and the Boston Bruins, is really tall. To be exact, Chara is 6-foot-9.

Chara's bed in the Olympic Village has an extention on the end because there's no way he would fit comfortably on the normal size beds:

Thanks to SME`s website (Slovak newspaper) we get to see what Zdeno Chara`s bed in Sochi looks like. #hilariousstuff pic.twitter.com/H2PHAfsDRw

— Tomas Kmec (@Tomas_Kmec) February 6, 2014

And other athletes have been posing with Chara and tweeting out  their photos. It's actually become somewhat of a game, with NBC Olympics, and some athletes using the hashtag #picswithzdeno. Here are a few of our favorites.

With 4-foot-11 Canadian figure skater Kirsten Moore Towers:

Ran into Zdeno Chara today. Couldn't resist taking a picture :) pic.twitter.com/sYNOIbrWLn

— Kirsten Moore-Towers (@Kirsten_MT) February 7, 2014

With Japanese ski jumper Atsuko Tanaka:

You guys are amazing! I have awesome followers😚 as promised here is a pic of me with Chara! pic.twitter.com/mUJJGbYVp5

— Atsuko Tanaka (@Japanada01) February 9, 2014

With American pairs figure skater Marissa Castelli:

Meeting up with a Bruin in Sochi!! @NHLBruins #bostonstrong pic.twitter.com/pIA1dvelev

— Marissa Castelli (@MarissaCastelli) February 8, 2014

With American ice dancer Alex Shibutani:

#PicswithZdeno is definitely becoming a thing MT @AlexShibutani: Just met Zdeno Chara!!! pic.twitter.com/VVsJzlLnL7

— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 8, 2014

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