#PicsWithZdeno: Olympians ignite trend taking pictures with huge athlete

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Zdeno Chara: Meet Sochi’s ‘most photogenic’ athlete

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You would expect to see athletes of impressive stature at the Winter Olympics, but Zdeno Chara is a different breed.

The 6 foot 9 inch Slovakian hockey player and defenseman for the Boston Bruins has become one of Sochi's biggest photo ops, and it all began when 4 foot 11 inch Canadian figure skater Kristen Moore-Towers tweeted this picture last Friday.

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

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

The photo, showing off their stunning height disparity, ignited a firestorm as other athletes in Sochi began tweeting pictures of themselves with Chara using the hashtag #PicsWithZdeno, launching the trend on Twitter and Instagram. 

He's since been dubbed Sochi's "most photogenic man" and taking a picture with him has practically become a Winter sport in itself. Here are some of our favorite #PicsWithZdeno:


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