International Olympic Committee Says It's 'Fully Satisfied' That Russia's Anti-Gay Law Doesn't Violate Olympic Charter
SOCHI, Russia -- The International Olympic Committee doesn't have the authority to intervene in Russia's law banning gay propaganda and is convinced there will be no discrimination against athletes or spectators at the Winter Games in Sochi, a top Olympic official said Thursday.
Jean-Claude Killy, chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission, gave his stamp of approval of Russian preparations for the games during a news conference at the conclusion of the commission's 10th and final visit to Sochi before the Olympics, which begin on Feb. 7.
They are pussies without any moral courage or convictions.
The Olympics should be boycotted. Sorry about the athletes who have trained for years. However, this issue is larger than athletes.
And if this bigotry, discrimination and brutality were hapening to blacks or Jews, we would have issued a boycott months ago without any discussion or hand-wringing. Done.
But since it's happening to gays, it's overlooked, ignored--or we're told that everything is going to okay. And this is not only about what might happen to the athletes. This situation is about the human rights violations and the LGBT community that has to live under this violent tyranny in Russia.
I wonder how the committee would have ruled if it were Jews.
The same. They are fascist pigs from the Franco era.
Where's Claudine Longet when you need her?
[quote]I wonder how the committee would have ruled if it were Jews.
R3. An Olympic boycott would already be underway, and the U.S. would be leading the charge.
The Olympics don't require much more effort to destroy themselves.
The IOC can get to fuck.
Me and them are over.
Every single country that hosts the olympics has some type of international issue. China had Tibet, Russia has the gay issue. Canada has issues with treatment of Aboriginals. It is what it is.