Shirtless man wearing pink tutu steals the show at Winter Olympics speed skating medal ceremony

The man appeared with the words "Peace + Love" emblazoned on his chest after the men's 1,000m speed skating medal ceremony at the Gangneum Oval in Gangneum.
The man appeared with the words "Peace + Love" emblazoned on his chest after the men's 1,000m speed skating medal ceremony at the Gangneum Oval in Gangneum. PHOTO: TWITTER/SONGMAIDEN

A shirtless man clad in a pink tutu hopped over a railing and did a little dance on the ice at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games on Friday (Feb 23), tickling many in the audience and on the Internet.

The man appeared with the words "Peace + Love" emblazoned on his chest after the men's 1,000m speed skating medal ceremony at the Gangneum Oval in Gangneum.

Photos show him running across the ice, and even attempting a pirouette.

Time magazine has identified the man as British-based Mark Roberts, who has pulled similar stunts at more than 500 events.

In 2008, he also appeared in a pink tutu at the jumping individual final of the Beijing Olympics.

An Instagram user, who was watching an interview of the ceremony on television, recorded the moment when Roberts is climbs across the railing and undresses to reveal his tutu in the background.

As he begins his routine, he takes a hard fall on the ice, but quickly picks himself up.

He was later shown in photos being escorted away by Olympics officials.

On the Instagram post, one user commented that it was a shame Roberts could not spread his message a little more tastefully considering it was the Olympics.

However, several others found humour and even inspiration in the situation.

"Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear tutus," a Twitter user wrote.