#1 By: Boing Boing, February 5th, 2014 09:32
#2 By: Invictus, February 5th, 2014 10:06
A good strip, ruined (for me) by the use of faux Russian text.
#3 By: Christopher Waldrop, February 5th, 2014 10:23
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.
#4 By: David Emigh, February 5th, 2014 10:42
He's only thinking of the children!
#5 By: incarnedine_v, February 5th, 2014 10:59
Shame on Russia for having a slightly worse child poverty rate the US!
#6 By: Jorpho, February 5th, 2014 11:00
More than all other Winter Olympics combined? Gracious, seems so.
#7 By: The Mudshark, February 5th, 2014 11:28
It would be awesome if all the athletes would wear rainbow scarfs at the opening ceremony, but I´m not counting on it.
#8 By: miasm, February 5th, 2014 12:26
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.
#9 By: Nelson Cunnington, February 5th, 2014 13:37
How does that compare with previous years?
#10 By: miasm, February 5th, 2014 17:16
I'm guessing that it is not just a crazy outlier.
#11 By: Ethan Allen's Scion, February 5th, 2014 20:26
These folks have a list of 7 known openly gay athletes.
Spoiler: none are American, males, or figure skaters (really?!)
#12 By: SamSam, February 5th, 2014 22:44
Um, have you seen this year's German Olympic uniform?
#13 By: miasm, February 6th, 2014 12:43
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?
#14 By: chgoliz, February 6th, 2014 13:34
To be fair, in the early years all the Olympic Games in Greece had a much higher percentage.
#15 By: Elusis, February 7th, 2014 01:00
And the Google doodle?
#16 By: miasm, February 7th, 2014 14:29
Officially now the Officially Gay Winter Olympics.
The 'Streisand effect' may have to be renamed... 'Streisand-Putin'?
#17 By: Boing Boing, February 10th, 2014 09:32
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