U.S. Olympic Skier Bode Miller Won't Be Silent: Russia's Anti-Gay Law Is 'Absolutely Embarrassing'
Don't expect Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller to keep his opinion on Russia's anti-gay legislation to himself!
The champion skier, who's widely believed to be the greatest American downhill skier in history, didn't hold back when questioned on Russia's law and its impact on the Olympics.
Miller spoke to reporters on Monday at the US Olympic media summit, saying:
"I think it is absolutely embarrassing there are countries and people who are that intolerant or that ignorant.
"It’s not the first time. We have been dealing with human rights issues since there were humans.
"My main emotion when I hear and
Miller also denounced the argument that sports and politics should be kept out of the Olympics.
"They always are intertwined," he says. "Asking an athlete to go somewhere and compete and be a representative of that philosophy and all the different crap that kind of goes along with it and then telling them they can’t tell them they express their views or they can’t say what they believe is pretty hypocritical and unfair."
We like where your head is, Bode! Get loud.
Assuming he makes the U.S. team, we definitely know who we'll be rooting for in Sochi!