Between the NHL's line brawls and hallway fights and the NFL's Richard Sherman non-troversy, sports pundits had enough to talk about Monday morning. But the photo of a speed skater giving a victorious rival the double-bird is what should really be the top sports of the day.
A less-than-gracious sport picture of the day runner-up pic.twitter.com/soS9CsUXjD— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) January 20, 2014
Now that is how you let a fellow competitor know how you really feel. But what's really going on between these two? The Internet needs to know.
In case you're wondering, yes, the two will compete against each other in Sochi, so get ready for the grudge match of.
Ahn is an interesting villain on and off the ice. He's a legendary speed-skater who used to compete for South Korea. From The New York Times' report on NBC's research team:
The researchers are enamored of stories that, when they come upon them, are not in the mainstream. Like the South Korean-born speed skater Viktor Ahn, who, as Ahn Hyun-Soo, won three gold medals at the 2006 Games in Turin, Italy.
“He got elbowed off the highly competitive South Korean team and was looking for another country,” said Alex Goldberger, one of the researchers. “Russia welcomed him and, voilà, he’s Viktor Ahn. He’s no longer the absolute force he used to be, but he’s a legend in the sport and potentially could win Russia’s first short-track gold.”
You will surely hear more about Ahn on February 7 when the Olympics begin.