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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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Additional Credits:
Writer/Reporter - Bryan Safi
Producer/Director - Rachel Goldenberg
Producer - Ally Hord
Coordinator - Becca Scheuer
Editor - Pat Bishop
Production Assistant - Ashley Holloway
DP - Aaron Ulrich
Gaffer - Igor Tochilnikov
BB Electric - Armando Ballesteros
Key Grip - Ian Thomas
Prod Designer - Kyle Smith
Art Assistant - Mike Stanislawski
Wardrobe - Derya Derman
Makeup - Carleigh Herbert
Sound - Alex Hutchinson
Intern - Edgar Castillo
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Published February 11, 2014

AND OUR OWN TIM KALCHNOR HAS BEEN IN SOCHI
FOR THE LAST WEEK, TO GIVE YOU AN INSIDERS VIEW
OF THE NEXT TWO WEEKS OF ACTION.
TIM JOINS US NOW, LIVE FROM SOCHI.
GOOD MORNING TIM.
WELL THE GAMES HAVE BEGUN.
AND I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED TO BE
RIGHT HERE, LIVE 6 MILES WEST OF SOCHI
ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RUSSIAN BORDER.
I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'VE HEARD WHAT'S GOING
ON IN THERE, BUT IT'S BASICALLY A WAR ZONE.
I DEFINITELY WOULDN'T GO IN IF YOU WERE
A DOG, AND I CERTAINLY WOULDN'T GO IN
IF YOU'RE GAY. I'M GAY, BY THE WAY.
SO I WILL BE GIVING YOU ALL THE COVERAGE,
RIGHT FROM HERE, BUT IT WILL
WILL FEEL LIKE YOU'RE RIGHT THERE.
TODAY'S EVENT IS WOMAN'S CROSS COUNTRY
SKIING SEMI-FINALS.
BROUGHT MY BINOCULARS, I HAVE THIS LADDER,
GOING TO WADE THROUGH THIS TRASH,
AND WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU ALL THE COVERAGE
YOU EXPECT RIGHT NOW.
APPARENTLY, RUSSIA HAS A GAY PROPAGANDA LAW
SO IF I GO OVER THERE AND SAY ANYTHING STUPID
LIKE MARIAH, AND I COULD GET KICKED
OUT, OR TRAMPLED ON, OR BEATEN AND ABUSED.
AND THEY'RE OFF.
OKAY, THEY'RE GOING DOWN THE OLYMPIC MOUNTAIN,
I THINK.
OH NO, THERE IT IS, WRONG MOUNTAIN.
THERE IT IS. THERE SHE IS.
SHE'S BLONDE AND SHE'S WINNING.
THE WOMEN GOING DOWN THE MOUNTAIN, OR
CLIMBING UP IT? IS THAT HIKING?
OH, SHE'S HIKING.
OH NO IT WASN'T, SHE WON.
SHE WON.
SHE WON.
ALRIGHT LOOK.
THIS IS GOING TO BE MUCH SMOOTHER FROM HERE ON OUT.
I PROMISE, THAT I WILL GET CLOSER TO SOCHI.
FIGURE SKATING'S AT THE END OF THE WEEK.
THAT'S EXCITING.
MY FAVORITE SPORT.
AND, UH, WE'RE GOING TO BRING YOU THE BEST.
THIS WILL GET BETTER.
IT GETS BETTER RIGHT?
RUSSIA IT GETS BETTER.
[LAUGHS]
ALRIGHT, WE LOOK FORWARD TO THAT TIM.
THANKS SO MUCH, AND HAVE A GREAT TIME.

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