Finnish snowboarding coach knitted at the top of the hill for the second straight Olympics to make his athletes laugh

Scott Davis
Business Insider UK
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finnish_snowboard_coach

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  • Finnish snowboarding coach Antti Koskinen was caught by cameras knitting right before his boarder's run in the men's slopestyle.

  • According to a report, Koskinen knitted at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi as a joke to keep things light with the athletes, so he brought it back at Pyeongchang.

  • It seems as though many of Finland's athletes have taken up knitting in their off-time at the games.


Finnish snowboarding coach Antti Koskinen is back at the Winter Olympics and still knitting.

On Saturday, right before Finnish snowboarder Roope Tonteri set off on the qualifying run in the men's slopestyle event, cameras caught Koskinen at the top of the hill knitting.

Though it was a surprising sight to many, according to Yahoo, Koskinen also did this at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.

Yahoo's Sam Copper reported that Koskinen began doing it at Sochi to keep things light for the snowboarders — a mild joke. Tonteri apparently got the biggest kick out of it, so Koskinen kept doing it.

Here was Koskinen on Saturday.

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https://twitter.com/mims/statuses/962157759423684610?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
The Finnish coach is KNITTING at the top of the slopestyle course. Someone please find out what this man is making!!!#PyongChang2018#snowboardpic.twitter.com/Nr87YBJ2lf

And here he was in 2014 in Sochi:

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antti koskinen

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The Finnish Olympic social media team knew Koskinen had once again brought his supplies.

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https://twitter.com/mims/statuses/962353568253599745?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
Oh yes, he is knitting again. ]]>😃😀💙🇫🇮

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