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
Most Patriotic Fans At The 2014 Winter Olympics
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.
Canadian Curling Fan
This fan represented the UK curling team with a healthy dose of surrealism.
British Curling Fan
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.
This guy is representing Russia in a big way, and representing balloon hats in an even bigger, more important way.
Russian Balloon Hat Man
Less on-the-nose than a Norwegian fan dressed as a viking, but just as patriotic.
Russian Boy Viking
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.
Cheesehead FansWhat better way to show pride in your Dutch heritage than a pair of sunglasses that look like windmills?
Dutch Windmill Glasses Fan
This is just terrifying.
Swiss Skiing FansThis 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.
Australian Olympic Snowboard Cross FanIf a person from any other country wore this costume it would be kind of racist, but since this guy's Japanese it's alright.
Japanese Olympics Fan
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.
Dutch Orange Bodysuit FansFans of the Danish curling team brought a little bit of flower power to their patriotic celebrations.
Danish Curling Fans
When I was a kid I saw a Russian circus troupe once. The above family of Russian hockey fans/clowns reminded me of that.
Russian Fans ClowningHere are some more Russian fans dressed as clowns, cheering for the Russian speed skating team.
More Russian Clowns
Here's another Japanese Olympics fan in the traditional garb (?) of his home country.
Japanese Olympics Fan 2I 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?
Chinese Freestyle Skiing FansHere's another Valentine's-themed display of patriotism, this one courtesy of Canada.
Romantic Canadian FanThis woman is so patriotic she's representing the land of unicorns, which doesn't even really exist.
These Nordic wizards spent thousands of years perfecting their magic, but they're still into sports.
Nordic Olympic WizardsIt'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.
Dutch Speed-Skating FanMy God, look at the size of those hats! You already had home field advantage, Russia, no need to go this crazy!
Russian Hockey FansLooking at this picture, it's almost impossible not to hear "USA! USA! USA!" in your head. That's patriotism.
USA Hockey FansThey say the Finnish Pimp can be seen driving his Finnish Cadillac through the Finnish sky at night.
Finnish Pimp Man"1.21 gigawatts!" was what this Russian Olympic supporter was heard shouting repeatedly during a thunderstorm.
Russian Mad Scientist FanOK, seriously, what is up with Russians dressing up as clowns?
Yet Another Russian ClownHere's another bodysuit man, this one representing the United States of America in hockey. The hair is what makes this one.
USA Bodysuit Hockey FanThere are two things that the above photo can teach us all: The power of face paint, and the power of a wide-angle lens.
Canadian Hockey 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.
Santa Claus Fan
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.
USA Bodysuit Man
Here are some more Canadian curling fans, who really have the stones to make the number one spot on this list.