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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.

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Some people watching the ceremony incorrectly assumed that the athletes were wearing rainbow gloves as a sign of LGBT pride in opposition to Russia's discriminatory laws.

ICYMI: Team Greece led the #Sochi parade of nations rocking rainbow gloves:

Ellie Hall@ellievhall

ICYMI: Team Greece led the #Sochi parade of nations rocking rainbow gloves:

11:48 AM - 7 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Actually, the multicolored accessories are the official gloves of the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Warm.Good.Yours. Welcome #Sochi2014 official mittens! With 80+ different flags. Choose yr flag, support yr team!

Sochi 2014@Sochi2014

Warm.Good.Yours. Welcome #Sochi2014 official mittens! With 80+ different flags. Choose yr flag, support yr team!

08:21 AM - 2 Oct 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

The gloves are part of the official merchandise and are available for sale all over Sochi.

So the official #Sochi merchandise includes rainbow (spirit finger?) gloves.

Paul Sonne@paulsonne

So the official #Sochi merchandise includes rainbow (spirit finger?) gloves.

08:43 AM - 7 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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