"As Valentine's Day approaches we are getting up-close, personal, and cozy with the double luge. Now technically, this could be a mixed pairing - or it could be two women - but for years it has always been two men because that's the fastest way of getting down the course. And I very much hope President Putin is going to go up to the sliding centre to watch this one in person."

For those of you who don't live in the UK, Clare Balding is a well-known sports presenter helping lead the BBC coverage of this years's Olympics. An openly-gay woman, she has come under some awful criticism on social media for her work in Sochi this year, with many calling her a "sell-out" and a "traitor" (not to mention the usual "fat dyke" homophobic trolling that basically every accomplished woman gets on Twitter). Her response?