Olympians speak out over Russia's new law banning 'gay propaganda'

The Olympic rings are seen in front of the airport of Sochi, the host city for the Sochi 2014...

The Olympic rings are seen in front of the airport of Sochi, the host city for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics April 22, 2013. (Alexander Demianchuk, Reuters)

Scott Mitchell, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:51 PM ET

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A new law banning “gay propaganda” has Olympic athletes vying for a spot at next February’s Games in Sochi up in arms over the distinct dichotomy of what the celebration of amateur sport is supposed to stand for and the discrimination the Russian government has taken to a new level.

By saying foreign athletes and spectators will be held accountable and possibly prosecuted if they’re outward with their sexual beliefs, the new law has offended everyone from athletes to spectators to the International Olympic Committee.

 

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