Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will be on the newest edition of Costas Tonight, to debut on Tuesday, October 29 at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN. In the episode, Crosby is asked about the bigoted laws against homosexuals that are currently status quo in Russia.
Here’s the key moment from the upcoming interview-
Sidney Crosby on Russian LGBT Laws and 2014 Sochi Games:
“Growing up in Canada, that’s something I never even really thought about or discussed – it didn’t matter. Anyone had the opportunity to play a sport, and to go through that was something that was a learning experience for me. I never even thought that’s something that would come up.”
He won gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. When he heads to Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics, it will be quite the culture shock. In the last Winter Games, he was in his home country, a very forward-thinking and open-minded nation. In Sochi, it’ll be an atmosphere of sociopolitical regression. The interview was filmed in Suite 66 at the CONSOL Energy Center, an ice-level suite in the Penguins’ home arena which is themed to Penguins legend Mario Lemieux.
Sidney Crosby, the Penguins’ first overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, currently leads the NHL in points, as Pittsburgh has jumped out to the Metropolitan Division lead to start the 2013-14 season. Sidney Crosby was named Penguins captain in 2007 at age 19, the youngest captain in NHL history at the time, and led Pittsburgh to the Stanley Cup title over the Detroit Red Wings in 2009.
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