Olympic champion Vyacheslav Oliynyk fought police officers

Monday May 2nd, 2016

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Olympic champion Vyacheslav Oliynyk of Ukraine turned 50 last week and video has surfaced of him fighting off seven police officers in Kiev.

Oliynyk won gold at the 1996 Olympics in the Greco-Roman light heavyweight division at 90 kilograms. He also competed at the 2000 Olympics and finished 14th.

Oliynyk was pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving. He questioned police officers as to why he was stopped and then proceeded to shove one of the officers that used pepper spray on his face.

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The video of Oliynyk's altercation with police can be seen below. Viewer's discretion is advised:

Police released Oliynyk and he told local reporters that he “didn’t do anything that bad.”

[h/t Metro]

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