Russian pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva, who is tasked with welcoming international athletes at one of Sochi's two Olympic Villages in 2014, criticized fellow athletes Thursday for painting their fingernails in rainbow colors to support LGBT rights in Russia.
Isinbayeva, who was named the "mayor" of Sochi's coastal Olympic Village, also declared her strong support for Russia's new anti-gay law.
"If we allow to promote and do all this stuff on the street, we are very afraid about our nation because we consider ourselves like normal, standard people,'' Isinbayeva, who won her third women's pole vaulting world title in Moscow this week, told The Associated Press.
"Everything must be fine. It comes from history," she added. "We never had any problems, these problems in Russia, and we don't want to have any in the future."
Hear that? Everyone is totally normal in Russia, and they've "never had" those pesky homosexual problems apparently plaguing the rest of us.