Cross country skier suffered from a frozen penis injury during Olympics

Written by Doug Rush

Cross country skier suffered from a frozen penis injury during Olympics

There’s all kinds of injuries you can suffer as an athlete.

There are ACL tears, neck injuries, back injuries. You name it, an athlete has suffered it.

Although in the Olympics, this one might be new. Finland cross country skier Remi Lindholm suffered from a frozen penis.

Yes, a frozen penis.

“You can guess which body part was a little bit frozen when I finished (the men’s Olympic 50km race) … it was one of the worst competitions I’ve been in. It was just about battling through,” he told Finnish media.

Lindholm apparently had to use an ice pack to treat his frozen penis, which made the pain unbearable once his body started to warm up.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.