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30 Most Patriotic Fans At The 2014 Winter Olympics

by: Joseph On  Friday, February 21, 2014
Tags:  2014 Winter Olympics   Fans   Sochi  

Most Patriotic Fans At The 2014 Winter Olympics

30 Most Patriotic Fans At The 2014 Winter Olympics

In matters of combat and sport, there’s only one true way to support the country you call home – act insane for it. The good news here for patriots is that insanity covers a lot of ground, like crazy costumes, wild face paint, funny hats, and more. And we’re going over some of that ground today for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

For these Olympic fans, the best way they could think of to help their countries bring home the gold was to dress up like a David Bowie groupie from the 70s, to don some equally outrageous costume, or to do pull some crazy stunt during the games. And, luckily for us, they’re all pretty entertaining

Canadian Curling Fan

Canadian Curling Fan

You could make the argument that the simple act of watching curling is a pretty extreme act of patriotism, but this guy took that to another level.

British Curling Fan

British Curling Fan

This fan represented the UK curling team with a healthy dose of surrealism.

Norwegian Vikings

Norwegian Vikings

It might seem a little obvious for Norwegian fans to dress up like vikings, but you have to give them credit for going for it anyway.

Russian Balloon Hat Man

Russian Balloon Hat Man

This guy is representing Russia in a big way, and representing balloon hats in an even bigger, more important way.

Russian Boy Viking

Russian Boy Viking

Less on-the-nose than a Norwegian fan dressed as a viking, but just as patriotic.

Cheesehead Fans

Cheesehead Fans

Here in the United States, the Cheesehead is a symbol of devotion to the Green Bay Packers. But in a foreign land, cheese can represent the entire country.

Dutch Windmill Glasses Fan

Dutch Windmill Glasses Fan

What better way to show pride in your Dutch heritage than a pair of sunglasses that look like windmills?

Swiss Skiing Fans

Swiss Skiing Fans

This is just terrifying.

Australian Olympic Snowboard Cross Fan

Australian Olympic Snowboard Cross Fan

This guy decked himself out with a green wig, face paint, and mouth-lightning (??0 to support Australia. But they best part is probably the sunglasses.

Japanese Olympics Fan

Japanese Olympics Fan

If a person from any other country wore this costume it would be kind of racist, but since this guy’s Japanese it’s alright.

Dutch Orange Bodysuit Fans

Dutch Orange Bodysuit Fans

One of the prominent fan motifs of the 2014 Winter Olympics is the bodysuit. Above are some Dutch fans decked out in bright orange bodysuits.

Danish Curling Fans

Danish Curling Fans

Fans of the Danish curling team brought a little bit of flower power to their patriotic celebrations.

Russian Fans Clowning

Russian Fans Clowning

When I was a kid I saw a Russian circus troupe once. The above family of Russian hockey fans/clowns reminded me of that.

More Russian Clowns

More Russian Clowns

Here are some more Russian fans dressed as clowns, cheering for the Russian speed skating team.

Japanese Olympics Fan 2

Japanese Olympics Fan 2

Here’s another Japanese Olympics fan in the traditional garb (?) of his home country.

Chinese Freestyle Skiing Fans

Chinese Freestyle Skiing Fans

I don’t know if the above photo was taken on or around Valentine’s Day or not, but that would make sense, wouldn’t it?

Romantic Canadian Fan

Romantic Canadian Fan

Here’s another Valentine’s-themed display of patriotism, this one courtesy of Canada.

Unicorn Fan

Unicorn Fan

This woman is so patriotic she’s representing the land of unicorns, which doesn’t even really exist.

Nordic Olympic Wizards

Nordic Olympic Wizards

These Nordic wizards spent thousands of years perfecting their magic, but they’re still into sports.

Dutch Speed-Skating Fan

Dutch Speed Skating Fan

It’s a true sign of devotion that this Dutch speed-skating fan went to the effort of keeping those things on her ears alive throughout the entire 2014 Winter Olympics.

Russian Hockey Fans

Sterling Silver Starship

My God, look at the size of those hats! You already had home field advantage, Russia, no need to go this crazy!

USA Hockey Fans

USA Hockey Fans

Looking at this picture, it’s almost impossible not to hear “USA! USA! USA!” in your head. That’s patriotism.

Finnish Pimp Man

Finnish Pimp Man

They say the Finnish Pimp can be seen driving his Finnish Cadillac through the Finnish sky at night.

Russian Mad Scientist Fan

Russian Mad Scientist Fan

“1.21 gigawatts!” was what this Russian Olympic supporter was heard shouting repeatedly during a thunderstorm.

Yet Another Russian Clown

Yet Another Russian Clown

OK, seriously, what is up with Russians dressing up as clowns?

USA Bodysuit Hockey Fan

USA Bodysuit Hockey Fan

Here’s another bodysuit man, this one representing the United States of America in hockey. The hair is what makes this one.

Canadian Hockey Fan

Canadian Hockey Fan

There are two things that the above photo can teach us all: The power of face paint, and the power of a wide-angle lens.

Santa Claus Fan

Santa Claus Fan

I don’t know who this guy is or why he’s dressed like an old-timey version of Santa Claus, but I know one thing for sure: He loves his country.

USA Bodysuit Man

USA Bodysuit Man

There’s a new Captain America movie hitting theaters in a few months, but this guy beat him to the punch. Above he is photographed defeating the evil Professor Canada.

Canadian Curling Fans

Canadian Curling Fans

Here are some more Canadian curling fans, who really have the stones to make the number one spot on this list.




Joseph
written by Joseph Gibson
Joseph is a freelance writer currently based in Austin, TX.

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