Woman Who Lit Olympic Flame Sent Racist Obama Tweet
Last year, Irina Rodnina tweeted out a photoshopped picture of the Obamas, considered racist by many.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | February 8, 2014
The job of lighting the torch at the opening ceremony of the Olympics is one of the highest honors an athlete can receive — which is what makes Sochi’s choice this year so peculiar.
That honor went to former Russian figure skater turned politician Irina Rodnina who just five months ago for tweeting out a photoshopped picture of the Obamas, considered racist by many. (Via Wikimedia Commons / Dmitry Rozhkov)