SCOTLAND, FIJI, AMERICAN SAMOA SHUT OUT OF SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONIES

imageSochi, Russia - When contingents from participating nations march in for the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics on February 7  in Sochi, Russia, spectators will not see the athletes  from Scotland, Fiji and American Samoa.

The reason? Vladimir Putin’s government has banned male athletes from wearing skirts in public. The ban is consistent with Russia’s controversial law prohibiting any public display of homosexuality. image

The Scottish olympians were supposed to wear kilts, traditional attire for men and boys in Scotland, while the Fijians and Samoans were to wear the traditional lava lava, a male version of the female sarong. Fiji and American Samoa are among the few tropical nations that send a delegation to the quadrennial winter competitions.

“These attires closely resemble women’s skirts, and for men to be wearing women’s clothing in public is inconsistent with Russian law,” Putin said in a press conference yesterday at The Kremlin.

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64 thoughts on “SCOTLAND, FIJI, AMERICAN SAMOA SHUT OUT OF SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS OPENING CEREMONIES”

  1. I think Putin protest too much….I didn’t want to see his video on horseback with NO SHIRT but i tolerated it b/c frankly I thought it was hilarious. Here’s a grown man strutting like a Bannie rooster (around other men) what he thinks is hot stuff but in reality is a sad representation of a narcissistic megalomaniac that has obviously lost touch with reality not to mention needs to fire his (yes man) PR people. No, his new statutes are clearly a show of power over a demon he’s probably been battling within himself for most of his life. He fears what he desires. And this my friend, is a true definition of a coward. And the more publicity it’s given only proves it that much more. I bet he has young boy toys in his basement.

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  2. Not one of you “outraged” commenters know enough about anything to recognise satire when you see it – Scotland does not go to Olympics, Great Britain does for starters.

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    1. Sorry Phil I believe you are the one that does not know enought about anything to recognise satire when you see it – Scotland sure does attend the Olympics they have a men and womens curling team!

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      1. Sarah, Scotland do not attend the Olympics as a Country, they are part of the Great Britain Team. Scotland attend the Commonwealth Games as a separate entity. I do enough about anything to know satire and to know when people do not know what they are talking about.

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      1. But it has nothing to do with “Vladimir Putin’s government has banned male athletes from wearing skirts in public.” And “The Scottish olympians were supposed to wear kilts”??? Really? To winter olympics? And Scotland is already independent? :D Och ..

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      2. And the article is at site named:
        “Your Source of Up-to-date Unbelievable News!”. It should help you with judging on seriousness of this “news”/satire.

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        1. But obviously not everybody is aware of it. I just wanted to calm them that the right of Scottish men to wear kilts was not violated. :)

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  3. This is ridiculous. The Olympic are not about RUSSIA nor are they Russian. It is about the celebration of sports. So the laws of dress code for each country represented should reflect that countries laws and dress code, not the hosting country. Even as a host for a worldwide celebration Russia tries to remain the dictator of all, and in so doing undermines the very purpose of the Olympics. How sad that this is allowed to occur, especially in an era where intelligence, education and common sense should work together.

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  4. I’m amazed by a few things here. 1) Putin just set Russia back a few decades. 2) Russia just let Putin set them back a few decades lol. 3) My Samoans are competing in the fkn Winter Olympics, keeping up with the times & our peoples ahead of the game, e fiu a le au lusia. 4) Fellow Polynesians, the Fijians are in it & Sean Connery’s beloved Scot’s Men too. Btw, he was the best Bond, hands down. 5) All each banned Country has to do is be successful in 1 competition & we win the bigger game. #Checkmate #PutinSeUfa

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    1. Probably need to get caught up with current events in Russia before you post something like this. They’ve been stuck there: not being set back. Either way it’s screwed up and unacceptable.

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  5. The whole purpose of the Olympics is that we are One World and we respect each other’s differences as we share our similarities. This is a complete disrespect to other cultures which goes against everything the Olympics has come to symbolize. The Olympic Village is a WORLD VILLAGE – it does not abide by Russian law but INTERNATIONAL LAW.

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          1. I thought it was really funny. Samoans are known to laugh at themselves!!!! E malie, se aua ke loko faapega. Shave ice competition! Too funny.

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            1. the only winter sports I can see our graceful teine samoa do is ice dancing cos ova le graceful o teine samoa ae e le mamafa fo’i gai teine pe a si’i i luga ma togi…

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      1. oka chill missy.. e leai se mea ole a ika valea ai fua.. that was my question too.. o a sports ole winter e mafai e kakou kagaka? just wanna know…

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    1. I don’t think we have athletes competing there. And sap9erfthfl your comment made me laugh. If you think about it, we’d probably get the gold if there was a shave ice competition.

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    2. Please take your ignorant & uneducated comment turn it sideways and shove it up your roody-POO candy ass. Don’t disrespect the hard work the American Samoan athletes put forth because your shaved-ice eating ass has never made it to the Olympics. Thank you :)

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  6. I don’t think it’s out of disrespect that the Russian government would do that to Scotland, Fiji and American Samoa. It’s their law and they have to comply with it. But, malo lava le onosa’i to our representatives. Bring home gold guys! :)

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    1. You’re right…we must respect other countries and their laws. It isn’t any different from the Samoan laws banning sun bathing with bikini and all on the beaches on Sundays in many villages in the back.

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      1. Respecting them is all fine and good, but Olympics is supposed to educate and bring together ALL DIFFERENT CULTURES and ways of life. I don’t even want to hear anything about Russian officials anymore. Orca’s, gay hate and intolerance in view of the honor of holding the Olympics that countries around the world.

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  7. Yes, so true Moananu, the committee should have looked into govt’s that the Olympic games will be held and see to that no country will be banned from these important games. The lavalava is our traditional male wear, Russia just does not understand. Russia is a Communist country, people probs leave in fear there….Hope to hear for the next Games, have in US…way betta!!!!……

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    1. Fink about it Ana Brown.. in Samoa they ban tourists from wearing bikinis on the beaches on Sunday in many of those villages in the back…tourists have to respect those laws as well.

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  8. OMG …. THIS WAS TOO FUNNY…. as if Fiji and America Samoa Islands have winter Olympics….. way too funny….. did any of you look at the other recent postings such as Obama addressing the Beiber Petition to ban him from the US…. you are all either morons or adding to the joke….

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  9. This must be cause a lot of cognitive dissonance for leftists. They love Russia as the birthplace of communism and are used to being on its side whenever it was in conflict with the USA, but now this whole gay thing confuses things. Russia always good. Gay always good…what to do???

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    1. Communism is not the same as socialism, a principle most leftist adhere to. Present day Russia is an oligarchy ruthlessly run by a tyrannical plutocrat named PUTIN. There is no cognitive dissonance whatsoever. PLEASE do not insult the leftist movement with with your sweeping remarks.

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  10. This is just stupid…The lava lava is our traditional bottoms for males. Most of the pacific islands wear the same thing. Russia is just not the right place for Olympics if they don’t accept other countries traditional wear.

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    1. Well I say respect the country and it’s rules…kinda like Samoa banning tourists from wearing bikinis and sunbathing on Sundays… I think it’s an unfair law for Samoa’s hitler to put in place…

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      1. KAEMOA Stop repeating the same thing. Where in Samoa do they banned people from wearing bikinis? That’s unheard of even though I think a lot of our people are more self conscience about wearing bikinis out in public than more so of a cultural issue. This is 2014. People change and so does this beautiful thing called LIFE.

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  11. this is just silly. a kilt is not a skirt. But if some african nation wanted to wear loincloth that wold be ok? I think I’ll stay home.

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  12. That is just stupid. Come on Putin, put ya head in. Love ta see what would happen to him if he said Kilts are Gay in a Highland Pub full of Pissed Scotts LOL.

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  13. I agree – what the hell? Russia is hosting the Olympics? What an idiotic selection. I wish the U.S. and most other countries were boycotting the entire thing. The whole spectacle is going to end up being so revolting AND dangerous.

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    1. Boycotting the event would NOT be fair to the athletes whom spent millions of dollars to train for that dream to be part of the Olympics.. if you fink about it, it’s too cold anyways to wear your i.e. faikaga…

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      1. Ignorance is bliss. Stop trying to rationalize with your idiotic views. So Damn shallow minded. It’s disrespectful that they don’t respect other countries and their culture. Point blank. No way around it.

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  14. Reblogged this on Shouts from the Abyss and commented:
    Don’t try to skirt the law in Russia? By the way, who’s responsible for picking Russia? One of the worst ideas of all time? Perhaps if I cared about Olympics. I smell negativity opportunities in the near future. Let the games begin!

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