Norway Releases Awesome Ad Supporting Gay Athletes At The Sochi Winter Olympics [VIDEO]
By Anne Lu | February 11, 2014 10:45 AM EST
Norway has a perfect response to Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law. XXL All Sports United, a Norwegian sporting apparel retailer, released an ad that shows its support for LGBT people at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
The new commercial titled “Airport Love” was created with the message in mind that sports is for everyone.
In the 1.5-minute video, a beautiful woman is seen entering the airport, while male athletes representing different sports were trying to impress her.
However, the woman, who was either oblivious to the men’s efforts or just didn’t care, continued on walking towards her plane. In the end, it was rather obvious why the woman wasn’t impressed with the spectacles around her.
The video ended with the text: “Whatever team you play for.”
Top Norwegian athletes Anders Solum (freestyle football), Edward Beach (alpine), and Sune Wentzel (Frisbee) made an appearance in the video that was uploaded Thursday.
Canada has also released an awesome pro-gay Olympics ad on February 4.
The Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion (CIDI) only needed half a minute to show its support of gay athletes.
“The games have always been a little gay. Let’s fight to keep them that way,” the video description reads.
Norway currently has seven medals at the Olympics. It won two golds for cross-country skiing (Marit Bjorgen) and biathlon (Ole Einar Bjorndalen), one silverfor snowboarding (Stale Sandbech), and four bronze medals for cross-country skiing (Heidi Weng), alpine skiing (Kjetil Jansrud), cross-country skiing (Martin Johnsrud Sundby), and ski jumping (Anders Bardal).
Canada, on the other hand, also has seven medals presently, but with more golds.
It earned three gold medals for freestyle skiing in women’s moguls (Justine Dufour-Lapointe), short track (Charles Hamelin), and freestyle skiing in men’s moguls (Alexandre Bilodeau); three silvers for freestyle skiing for women’s moguls (Chloe Dufour-Lapointe), figure skating for team trophy (Patrick Chan, Meagan Duhamel, Scott Moir, Kirsten Moore-Towers, Dylan Moscovitch, Kaetlyn Osmond, Eric Radford, Kevin Reynolds, and Tessa Virtue), and freestyle skiing for men’s moguls (Mikael Kingsbury); and one bronze for snowboarding (Mark McMorris).
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