Russian OIympic head wants to ban political opinions at Sochi

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While Canadian IOC member Dick Pound says Russia’s anti-gay law isn’t all that bad.

Olympics staff assault gay protester in Russia for waving rainbow flag

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Pavel Lebedev was assaulted by Olympics staff for the “crime” of holding a small rainbow flag.

IOC bans US Constitution from US Olympic hockey helmet

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These are the same people who recently accused President Obama, and gays, of political terrorism.

Senior IOC member accuses Obama, gays, of “political terrorism”

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Senior Olympic Committee member Mario Pescante also criticized Obama for sending “four lesbians” to Sochi.

Russian govt. using Olympic logo to gay-bash, IOC refuses to step in

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The Olympics have no problem harassing the Paralympics about their brand, but human rights abusers? Meh.

An update on that Russian vodka boycott “that isn’t working”

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The gays just put a big pink thumb on the scale, changing the calculus of bigots everywhere, and forever.

Olympics head Count Rogge claims Russian law isn’t anti-gay since it jails straights too

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An incredible, abominable, statement from the International Olympic Committee in defense of Russia’s gay law.

Russian kissing-athletes hold presser to claim weren’t protesting gay law

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A look at the morning papers and ongoing coverage of Russia’s anti-gay crackdown and the Sochi Olympics.

Olympic trial tourny forces Swedish athlete to paint over rainbow nails

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Will Olympics/IAAF also scold Finnish Sports Minister Arhinmäki, who waved rainbow flag at same tournament?

BREAKING: US Olympic Committee says Russia anti-gay law “inconsistent with fundamental Olympic principles”

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USOC statement directly contradicts IOC statement, and USOC’s own words from earlier this week.

IOC: We’ll ban athletes spreading gay “propaganda” at Olympics

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International Olympic Committee uses same language as Russia’s anti-gay law, doesn’t lift ban on Pride House.

Hard to have a Jesse Owens Olympic-moment when IOC tells gays “stay in the closet”

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International Olympic Committee sides with Russians, says “Pride House” banned by IOC charter.

NYT Nov. 6, 1935: Hitler to take down anti-semitic signs during Olympics, IOC blasts boycott movement as “lies”

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Because, after all, the biggest concern about Hitler was his “signs.”
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