Stephen Colbert Spent All Weekend Watching the Sochi Olympics, and Here Are His Only Complaints
Posted on Feb 11, 2014
The murky (and possibly deadly) hotel water and the U.S. bobsledder who had to break out of his bathroom are not worthy of the pundit’s attention. Instead, Colbert has a bone to pick with Vladimir Putin over Ronald Reagan’s absence in the scenes from Russia’s history portrayed in the opening ceremonies. But that’s not quite as irritating to the late night show host as, you guessed it, “the gays ... threatening to ruin the Sochi games.” Will his anger motivate him to fly to Russia to quiet the protesters? Well, not quite.
Good thing his old friend Buddy Cole is willing to go all the way to Sochi in his stead. Though first, for this Sport Report Exclusive, Cole gets his facts straight about Russia’s draconian anti-gay laws from none other than Dan Baer, the U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
—Posted by Natasha Hakimi