Sunday, January 24, 2010


Two of Russia's champion ice skaters have caused outrage after dressing as Aborigines for a competition.

The couple, who are favored to win gold at next month's winter Olympics, wear skin-toned suits with red loin cloths and white body paint.

But experts in Australia say Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin's movements and body decorations bear no resemblance to that of the Aborigines' 60,000 year old culture.

The Russian coach says the whole thing is an unfortunate misunderstanding because the choreography was in fact based on the book: Ice Before Killing

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