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02.19.14 Marina Galperina

Earlier today, Nadya Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and others were brutally attacked by Cossacks in Sochi, 20 miles from the Olympic Park, while performing a Pussy Riot action. The Cossacks are part of Sochi’s internal security force, beefed up for the Olympics. Shortly after, the IOC denied violations of the Olympic Charter as it was a “local” Sochi issue […]

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02.11.14 Andy Cush

Shaun White, America’s Great Tomato-Colored Hope for Olympic glory, placed fourth today in the men’s snowboarding halfpipe event. Iouri Podladtchikov, of Switzerland placed first, with Ayumu Hirano and Taku Hiraoka, both of Japan, in second and third, respectively. Hirano is 15 years old. The good people of Twitter, as you might imagine, aren’t happy about it. Here are […]

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02.07.14 Andy Cush

In a show of protest against Russia’s oppressive anti-gay laws, Toronto is flying a rainbow above its city hall during the Sochi Winter Olympics, along with a host of other Canadian cities. Mayor Rob Ford, who never saw an issue he couldn’t make an ass of himself over, is upset about it. “This is about […]

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02.06.14 Andy Cush

The New York Times created these beautiful, fantastical renderings of what a New York City Winter Olympics, and, well, it looks a lot better than Super Bowl Boulevard. Pictured above is an imaginary downhill course in Central Park that begins at 59th Street at twice the height of the Empire State Building, then slopes downward as it […]

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08.02.13 Marina Galperina

Today is Russian Airborne Troops Day, an annual military pride celebration which traditionally involves gaggles of soldiers spilling into public square for merriment, flag waving, wallowing in public fountains and miscellaneous public drunkenness. This year, they have a new hobby. If anyone has any confusion about what Russia’s recently-adopted anti-gay laws do to its public, let me […]

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08.01.13 Marina Galperina

Contrary to the International Olympic Committee who received “assurances from the highest level” of the Russian government that gay Olympic athletes, foreign visitors and the media will not be persecuted under the “gay propaganda” bill, yes they will. Not only the co-writer of the bill, Vitaly Milonov (petition US government to ban Milonov’s Visa here), stated that […]

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