Members of Finland’s Olympic team are autographing their Sochi bikes and auctioning them off to charity, Finnish sports writer Matias Strozyk reported via Twitter. Team Finland bought the bikes for the athletes to help them get around the Olympic Village.
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After one hour, Finland ice hockey player Teemu Selanne’s bike was at 500€. It is unclear where the Finns are sending the donations.
Finns are auctioning their autographed bikes from Sochi for charity. After one hour, Selänne's bike already at 500€. pic.twitter.com/QBSDgeQ2vm
— Matias Strozyk (@MaStrozyk) February 18, 2014
Charity has been an ongoing theme in Russia, especially in the realm of animal rights. After Russia made headlines for euthanizing Sochi stray dogs in the area, many Olympians, including U.S. snowboarders Gus Kenworthy and Lindsey Jacobellis, are looking to adopt the dogs and take them back home.
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