Ice Rink in Moscow to Be Named After Viktor Ahn

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An indoor ice rink named after Viktor Ahn will be built in Ivanteyevka, Moscow Federal District, Russian media reported on Wednesday.

Born Ahn Hyun-soo in Korea, the skater subsequently switched nationalities and went on to win three gold medals and one bronze for Russia in short track skating at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

The reports quoted Oleg Zholobov, the district's sports minister, as confirming that the honor would be bestowed on Ahn.

The athlete also received a 219 sq.m apartment in Moscow from the Russian government on Wednesday as a bonus for his achievements in Sochi.

englishnews@chosun.com / Apr. 18, 2014 09:40 KST