Glitzy... or Just Tacky? Outrageous Olympic Skating Outfits

See the most over-the-top costumes in Olympic figure-skating history, and the brave Olympians who wore them (23 Photos)

Laura Motta and Ysolt Usigan on Feb 8, 2010 at 10:57AM

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Glitzy... or Just Tacky? Outrageous Olympic Skating Outfits

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Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin, Vancouver 2010

Russian ice dancers Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin shocked audiences when they took to the ice in Vancouver. Their routine -- which featured costumes, music and even face paint based on Australia's aboriginal cultures -- had already been decried as offensive by Australian aboriginal leaders when the duo first performed their routine at the European championships. Before the Olympics, the pair met with Canadian aboriginal leaders and toned down some aspects of it, but most of the routine went on as planned -- to the extreme dismay of Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of British Columbian Indian Chiefs. "This unfortunate dance (pair) has disrespectfully exploited indigenous culture in previous performances, but I'm absolutely disappointed they appear to have breached an agreement not to do so again." he told the Calgary Herald.

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