|Paavo Arhinmäki, Left Alliance, Finland's Minister|
of Culture and Sport, in Sochi on Saturday.
Several sources suggest that Arhinmäki was heavily intoxicated when there were celebrating with the national ice hockey team after their victorious bronze game against the United States on Saturday. Information obtained by Helsingin Sanomat and Yle suggest that the players had to carry Arhinmäki to a hotel room that had been arranged for him after it became apparent that he was unable to return to his own hotel.
Earlier on Monday, Ilta-Sanomat reported that Arhinmäki had also missed a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vitaly Mutko, due to heavy partying.
Arhinmäki has dismissed those claims.
Naturally, ministers should be able to control their partying in order to prevent it from going so far. It went too far,he admitted when asked whether Saturday's events were fitting for a minister.
We know, one time in Finland, the Minister was forced to resign because he sent some flirty text messages.