Michael Lambert is the 27-year-old Olympic snowboarder from Toronto who was talking to reporters, and at the end said “Really? No controversial questions?” Bold! Particularly for someone still competing IN the games IN Sochi!
Well, that wasn’t all! Lambert unleashed a whole lotta his maple sass on the topic of the $51-billion Games!
“I am all for the purest form of sport in which all other distractions are shed with no consideration given to anything but your own process,” Lambert said. “At the same time, to act like there aren’t a lot of other very controversial things at play here, it’s ignorant. It’s not real, it’s not a reality. It’s not my reality. Just because I am a part of (the Games) doesn’t mean I ignore it. These things are real and they still exist, Lambert said. “We just don’t see them because we are inside the bubble. Which is the goal — and that’s fair. We are here to compete and they want to keep us completely detached from all of that. But that stuff is still real. That controversy is still real.”
Lambert also slapped Putin square across the jaw with some hot quotes like this:
“The only people on earth who are probably going to hold perfect (winter) Games are people from Scandinavia,” he said. “They are going to be green, sustainable, be under budget and all of the buildings and services are going to be used afterwards. A perfect Games isn’t someone who blows the budget through the roof for no reason, has people suffer, shuts people up. How is that a perfect Games? Spends ungodly amounts of money and then we are all going to watch it rot over the next 10 years.” When asked for further comment, Snowboard Canada said Lambert had said what he wanted to say, and was focusing on competition.
WURK! Dats ryte bitch! Own the podium.