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Russia's hostility to gays makes covering the Sochi Olympics extra tough for this reporter, but he's determined to deliver.
Published February 11, 2014 26k views More Info »
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Published February 11, 2014

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AND OUR OWN TIM KALCHNOR HAS BEEN IN SOCHI

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FOR THE LAST WEEK, TO GIVE YOU AN INSIDERS VIEW

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OF THE NEXT TWO WEEKS OF ACTION.

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TIM JOINS US NOW, LIVE FROM SOCHI.

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GOOD MORNING TIM.

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WELL THE GAMES HAVE BEGUN.

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AND I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED TO BE

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RIGHT HERE, LIVE 6 MILES WEST OF SOCHI

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ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RUSSIAN BORDER.

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I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'VE HEARD WHAT'S GOING

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ON IN THERE, BUT IT'S BASICALLY A WAR ZONE.

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I DEFINITELY WOULDN'T GO IN IF YOU WERE

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A DOG, AND I CERTAINLY WOULDN'T GO IN

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IF YOU'RE GAY. I'M GAY, BY THE WAY.

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SO I WILL BE GIVING YOU ALL THE COVERAGE,

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RIGHT FROM HERE, BUT IT WILL

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WILL FEEL LIKE YOU'RE RIGHT THERE.

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TODAY'S EVENT IS WOMAN'S CROSS COUNTRY

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SKIING SEMI-FINALS.

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BROUGHT MY BINOCULARS, I HAVE THIS LADDER,

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GOING TO WADE THROUGH THIS TRASH,

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AND WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU ALL THE COVERAGE

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YOU EXPECT RIGHT NOW.

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APPARENTLY, RUSSIA HAS A GAY PROPAGANDA LAW

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SO IF I GO OVER THERE AND SAY ANYTHING STUPID

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LIKE MARIAH, AND I COULD GET KICKED

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OUT, OR TRAMPLED ON, OR BEATEN AND ABUSED.

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AND THEY'RE OFF.

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OKAY, THEY'RE GOING DOWN THE OLYMPIC MOUNTAIN,

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I THINK.

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OH NO, THERE IT IS, WRONG MOUNTAIN.

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THERE IT IS. THERE SHE IS.

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SHE'S BLONDE AND SHE'S WINNING.

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THE WOMEN GOING DOWN THE MOUNTAIN, OR

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CLIMBING UP IT? IS THAT HIKING?

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OH, SHE'S HIKING.

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OH NO IT WASN'T, SHE WON.

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SHE WON.

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SHE WON.

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ALRIGHT LOOK.

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THIS IS GOING TO BE MUCH SMOOTHER FROM HERE ON OUT.

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I PROMISE, THAT I WILL GET CLOSER TO SOCHI.

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FIGURE SKATING'S AT THE END OF THE WEEK.

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THAT'S EXCITING.

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MY FAVORITE SPORT.

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AND, UH, WE'RE GOING TO BRING YOU THE BEST.

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THIS WILL GET BETTER.

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IT GETS BETTER RIGHT?

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RUSSIA IT GETS BETTER.

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[LAUGHS]

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ALRIGHT, WE LOOK FORWARD TO THAT TIM.

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THANKS SO MUCH, AND HAVE A GREAT TIME.

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