The Holland House is the place to be for the Pyeongchang Olympics if you’re Dutch. It has concerts, drunken revelry, appearances by medal-winning Dutch athletes, and possible minor head injuries. Speedskating quartet Sven Kramer, Jan Blokhuijsen, Patrick Roest, and Koen Verweij attended a party at the house last night to celebrate their bronze medal in the team pursuit race, and they overenthusiastically tossed a big honking replica medal into the crowd, injuring two spectators.
Two women were treated for injuries, and according to De Telegraaf, one of them was taken to the hospital. Here was the team’s translated apology:
“At our homage last night at the Holland Heineken House, two visitors were injured, which we also find very regrettable, and immediately after this incident we contacted the two ladies who won the big medal from the stage to the public have got their heads. Meanwhile, we understand that one of them had to go to the hospital and was treated there.”
In an unrelated gaffe, Blokhuijsen apologized for asking the Korean people to “please treat dogs better.”