boingboing at February 5th, 2014 09:32 — #1
waterloonie at February 5th, 2014 10:06 — #2
A good strip, ruined (for me) by the use of faux Russian text.
spunkytws at February 5th, 2014 10:23 — #3
Thank you, Vladimir, for also providing an example of what could just as easily happen in the United States if certain organizations got their way.
davide405 at February 5th, 2014 10:42 — #4
He's only thinking of the children!
incarnedine_v at February 5th, 2014 10:59 — #5
Shame on Russia for having a slightly worse child poverty rate the US!
jorpho at February 5th, 2014 11:00 — #6
More than all other Winter Olympics combined? Gracious, seems so.
themudshark at February 5th, 2014 11:28 — #7
It would be awesome if all the athletes would wear rainbow scarfs at the opening ceremony, but I´m not counting on it.
miasm at February 5th, 2014 12:26 — #8
According to a quick one page google there are 6 openly gay athletes at the games.
Out of 6000 athletes in total.
I'm guessing there is already some element of homophobia at play in the world of Olympic competition.
nelsie at February 5th, 2014 13:37 — #9
How does that compare with previous years?
miasm at February 5th, 2014 17:16 — #10
I'm guessing that it is not just a crazy outlier.
woodchuck45 at February 5th, 2014 20:26 — #11
These folks have a list of 7 known openly gay athletes.
Spoiler: none are American, males, or figure skaters (really?!)
samsam at February 5th, 2014 22:44 — #12
Um, have you seen this year's German Olympic uniform?
miasm at February 6th, 2014 12:43 — #13
Just for completness' sake, @Woodchuck45, you may also be interested...
According to Outsports, a media-watchdog and sports-news site, of the 14,690 athletes participating in the Olympic and Paralympic Games this year, only 23 are openly gay. That’s around 0.16%. Even so, it’s a big improvement over the 2004 Games in Athens, which counted just 11 out athletes. In Beijing in 2008 there were only 10.
edit: whoa Discourse just went crazy with that url.
Olympic Homophobia: Why Are There So Few Openly Gay Athletes?
chgoliz at February 6th, 2014 13:34 — #14
To be fair, in the early years all the Olympic Games in Greece had a much higher percentage.
elusis at February 7th, 2014 01:00 — #15
And the Google doodle?
miasm at February 7th, 2014 14:29 — #16
Officially now the Officially Gay Winter Olympics.
The 'Streisand effect' may have to be renamed... 'Streisand-Putin'?
boingboing at February 10th, 2014 09:32 — #17
This topic was automatically closed after 5 days. New replies are no longer allowed.