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Posted: February 11, 2018

Finland snowboarding coach keeps calm by knitting during competition

Olympic Coach Keeps Calm By Knitting During Competitions

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Finland snowboarding coach keeps calm by knitting during competition
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 10: (EDITORS NOTE: Multiple exposures were combined in camera to produce this image.) Roope Tonteri of Finland competes during the Men's Slopestyle qualification on day one of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 10, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images,)

By Matt Naham, Rare.us

Finland's snowboarding coach is bringing a smile to the internet for his particularly “chill” competition activity -- knitting.

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Seriously — who knits during the Olympics? Behold Antti Koskinen and his handiwork:

Inquiring minds on social media wanted to know what he was working on.

Others speculated that his knitting was all for stress relief, which turns out to be the case.

Koskinen knitted in 2014 during the Sochi Olympics and the activity became a meme.

At the time Koskinen told Yahoo Sports he does it to “keep things light” for the athletes.

Hopefully he finished whatever he’s working on this time. Last time it was a scarf.


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