Magazine February 24, 2014, Issue

The 2014 Russian-Language Coverage of the All-Heterosexual Sochi Olympics!

(Transcript from Russia Sports Now! Live Coverage of Olympic Male Figure-Skating Competition)

Commentator Ivanov: “Is now time for the men’s figure-skating competition, when the totally heterosexual mens from the many other countries dress in the clothes of shiny colors with the sparklies applied to the surfaces and do a dance upon the ice.”

Commentator Andriy: “This is something that is very manly to do.”

Commentator Ivanov: “Yes. Yes, of course. It is important for all Russian viewers to understand that — okay, now, you see this man now, he is swirling around the ice and doing a thing with his arms and I …

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