Austrian Opening Ceremony Face-Planter Was Former Blackhawks Coach (Photo)


After leading the Blackhawks to a 29-41-8 record in 2000-01, Alpo Suhonen went down quickly as the head coach in Chicago. But during the Olympic Opening Ceremony on Friday night, Suhonen went down even faster.

On Friday, a picture began circulating of a member of Team Austria wiping out as the group entered Fisht Olympic Stadium. Now, the Chicago Tribune, via a Finnish newspaper, has identified that poor individual as the 65-year-old Suhonen.

The Finland native, who is working with the Austrian hockey team, was fiddling with his camera when he lost his balance and face-planted in front of 40,000 spectators in Sochi.

Luckily, the fall didn’t hurt Suhonen, but it can’t be easy being that guy at the Olympics.

Check out his tumble in the photo below.


Photo via Twitter/@GuardianUS

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