The Greeks did not wear "rainbow" gloves in protest

Quinn Rooney

The gloves were the colors of the Olympic rings, not the gay rainbow flag.

While the Internet was abuzz over the Greeks wearing "rainbow" gloves to the Opening Ceremony in Sochi, it wasn't a nod to the gay community. Each of the five fingers featured a color from the Olympic rings. Last I checked, black wasn't in the "gay rainbow."

As you likely know, Greece is always presented first in the parade of nations because it is the birthplace of the Olympic Games. The gloves were more a representation of the nation's history with the Olympic Games than some protest against Russia's anti-gay laws.

Plus, as the New York Times' John Branch pointed out, the gloves weren't unique:

Sorry kids, but the "Greek gloves" protest is (at this point, predictably) being blown way out of proportion.

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