SOCHI, Russia - Just seconds prior to Finland's Roope Tonteri's final run in men's slopestyle, NBC cameras caught a shot of his coach doing the unthinkable: knitting a scarf.
The coach, Antti Koskinen, slowly worked cream-colored yarn through his fingers as Tonteri prepared for an important and high-speed run.
The Wall Street Journal has now gotten to the bottom of the story. The Finnish team is working on the scarf at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
The Finland Summer Olympic team will complete the scarf at the summer games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. It is unclear what will happen to the knitted item once it is completed in South America.
Snowboard Tonteri is the one who suggested the coach knit at the starting line. Tonteri finished 11th in the competition.
Now, many are weaving comments on the story. One knitter posted on a knitting chat site that stress could add too much tension to the project.