Irina Rodnina, decorated figure skater and member of the Russia's State Duma (lower house), was one of two people chosen to light the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony. She immediately came under fire for a doctored photo she had tweeted in September. Now she's apologized, but not for what you think.
The Olympic opening ceremony just wrapped up, and former Russian figure skater Irina Rodnina was the given the honor of lighting the Olympic flame. Rodnina is one of Russia's most successful figure skaters, and is currently a member of Russia's public chamber. She is also, it seems, pretty racist!