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.
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: