The U.S. Olympics Committee has just realized that snowboarders act like…well…snowboarders when they aren’t competing.
Scotty Lago, who won the bronze medal in men’s halfpipe snowboarding Wednesday, was photographed in the streets of Vancouver late Thursday allowing a woman to kiss and bite that very same medal.
And if her treatment of that cherished trophy wasn’t ‘disrespectful’ enough, guess where Lago was holding the medal when she took her liberties? Can you say crotchal region?
The news article I read called Lago “free spirited,” which is a nice way of saying, “He’s a snowboarder — a wild man! Who knows what he was drinking or smoking when that photo was taken!” (I’m just reading between the lines here.)
Lago was smart enough to apologize for his behavior the U.S. Olympic Committee and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. Apparently all Olympians attend classes prior to the games to learn what is expected of them, and he failed his practicum in spectacular fashion.
Poor Lago. He’s a snowboarder, a rebel.
You can’t un-teach that in one Olympic ambassador session.
Lago has voluntarily has left the Winter Olympic games early.