Gay Australian Olympian Belle Brockhoff Promises to ‘Rip on Putin’s Ass’ in Sochi Interviews

Belle Brockhoff

Belle Brockhoff, the Australian snowboarding Olympian who came out back in August as a show of solidarity with gay and lesbian athletes, has some choice words planned for Russian president Vladimir Putin and his country’s anti-gay laws, promising to ‘rip on his ass’ during interviews that take place in Sochi. Yahoo Sports reports:

She vows there will be no mincing of words before and after her event and perhaps even during.

"It's the perfect opportunity to send a message," Brockhoff said.

"The Australian Olympic Committee has been really supportive and they want me to be safe. They don't recommend me waving a [rainbow] flag around which I won't do.

"The most I'll do is hold up six fingers to represent Principle Six. Possibly I'll do it on camera here or there, and maybe after the heats of my event."

If you've been following our Olympics coverage, you'll recall Principle Six is the new protest campaign that uses the International Olympic Committee's own charter language to push for LGBT non-discrimination.