Where fashion, sports and race collide: a Russian skating duo has had a shot fired over their bow.
Reported in The Province, BC First Nations don't want the pair of Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin to wear costumes they donned for the European championship. Problem is the routine, and I suppose their "let's dress like Australian aboriginals" outfits, garnered them the gold.
Apparently, they intend to wear the body-painted-loin-cloth look for the Vancouver games. Look out for Domnina's and Shabalin's routine in black face for the short program.