Ski star Aleksandr Bolshunov's activities in the finish area of the Salpausselä men's message competition have led to two different criminal reports.
Bolshunov tackled Joni Mäki of Finland immediately after the finish.
Bolshunov felt that Hill was misbehaving in the final round of the race and wedged his way.
Finished by this, the Russian first waved his wand and in the finish area he tackled a Finn.
The Häme Police Department registers two crime reports in the police's electronic crime reporting system.
The notifiers were private individuals.
Commissioner for Crime Martti Hirvonen emphasizes that he does not confirm the names of the persons involved in the case, but confirms the descriptions of the incident.
Bolshunov is still not being dragged back to Finland to go to court, and he is not yet suspected of a crime.
According to Hirvonen, the first in such a case is the preliminary investigation, in which the initial data of the case are collected.
- It is now being clarified whether there is reason to suspect assault or mild assault.
They are the most likely criminal offenses.
In addition, it is determined whether the plaintiff has claims in connection with the case, Hirvonen describes in general.
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The plaintiff is the person against whom the suspected crime has been committed, in this case Mäki.
- The pre-trial threshold is exceeded if the injury is clearly caused.
If, for example, it is considered that there has been an intentional attempt to harm, then it is necessary to consider whether it is beating.
The disability and its quality have an impact, as does whether the plaintiff has claims, Hirvonen explains.
The Finnish Ski Association announced on Monday that Mäki has no plans to report a crime.
- The Finnish Ski Association is investigating the follow-up to the situation.
Sanctions against Alexander Bolshunov cannot be determined by the Ski Association, but a written request for clarification will be made to the International Ski Association.
Joni Mäki has not made and does not intend to make a criminal report on the matter, the Ski Association says in a press release.
Once the preliminary investigation has been completed, it is then decided whether to initiate a preliminary investigation of the case.
Mäki was slightly injured in the situation.
The X-ray showed no fractures.
The hand swelled, but Mäki told IS that he expected the swelling to subside soon.
Clashes in sports competitions are reported from time to time, but rarely in skiing.
Crime reports are rarely advanced.
Although, according to Hirvonen, the quality of Mäki's injury and the possible claim influence the decision-making, he is not obliged to have claims against Bolshunov in order to initiate a possible preliminary investigation.
Assault is a crime under official prosecution.
Bolshunov's Taklaus led to Russia's rejection of the message.