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posted Friday, March 16, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 11
International Olympic Committee says discrimination is banned but fail to slap down Russian authorities who have outlawed Pride House from the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi
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International Olympic Committee says discrimination is banned but fail to slap down Russian authorities who have outlawed Pride House from the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi

20 MARCH 2012 | BY TRIS REID-SMITH, ANDY HARLEY

Olympic bosses have backed equality at the 2014 Winter games but avoided criticizing Russian authorities who have banned a gay Pride House from the event. The first Pride House was held at the Winter Olympics in 2010 in Vancouver, Canada and it set to be repeated at the 2012 games in London this summer. ... [The judge] described the [venue] as "breaching the understanding of good and evil, good and bad, vice and virtue".

Read article at link. Further down in this email, Alekseev calls for a boycott.


http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/olympic-bosses-comment-gay-games-event-ban200312

http://tinyurl.com/sochipridehouse
http://bit.ly/GCfEvc

Meanwhile, Nikolai Alekseev responded on Facebook: "Isn't it insanity??? I think it is! We have to make IOC bosses accountable before it is too late! Russia has no right to host winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014. We have to start an official boycott of the games ASAP while we still have time!

Let's launch a worldwide petition! We can not swallow the fact that we are perverts!"

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