Jaromir Jagr competing in 5th Olympics at age 41

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SOCHI, Russia - Every Olympian has their own story, and the same can be said for former Pittsburgh Penguin Jaromir Jagr.

The 41-year-old, who carried the Czech Republic flag into the opening ceremonies in 2010 in Vancouver, is competing in his fifth Olympics.

"I'm already thinking about 2018," Jagr told NBCOlympics.com. "I'm using this year to get experience for 2018."

Jagr was still a member of the Penguins when he won Gold in 1998 in Nagano. He’ll need to be just as big of a force this year if the Czech Republic hope to defeat the favorites (Canada, Russia, Sweeden, USA, Finland).

To read more about Jaromir Jagr’s Olympic journey, visit NBCOlympics.com.