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FYI: The Official Sochi Winter Olympics Gloves Have Rainbow Fingers

The colors represent the five Olympic rings and have nothing to do with LGBT pride.

1. During the opening ceremony’s parade of nations, many athletes wore gloves with multicolored fingers, including the entire Greek Olympic team.

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4. The colors on the gloves’ fingers represent the five colors of the Olympic rings. (The colors of the rainbow are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.)

6. Basically, if there’s no purple and one of the colors is black, it’s not meant to represent a rainbow.

AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty

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