What’s Russian for “The kiss heard ’round the world?”
Just months after president Vladimir Putin signed off on legislation that allows individuals to be fined up to $3,000 for promoting “nontraditional sexual relations,” four Russian sprinters sparked some controversy on one of track and field’s biggest stages, according to rferl.org. The legislation has been a hot topic leading up to the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi in February.
On Saturday, the Russian sprinters, having just won the 4×400-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow, celebrated by locking lips on the winner’s podium. The smooches are being classified as a “protest at anti-gay law,” according to Russian media outlets, but a spokeswoman for the ladies said Monday that the incident had been “inflated by the Western media.”
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Paul Pierce‘s baby is quickly getting up to basketball playing size.
Me and Prince chillin at the pool http://t.co/cUoXHOrkCJ—
Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) August 17, 2013
Somebody get Skip Bayless a breakdown of which teams are in which conference. Maybe put it next to that “Why doesn’t anybody ever admit I’m right?” sign.
Must admit, Seahawks looking like more of a threat to New England in the AFC than Denver is right now.—
Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) August 18, 2013
Just catching passes while doing backflips.