The International Olympic Committee [IOC] released a statement Thursday saying Russia’s ban against “homosexuality propaganda for minors” does not breach the Olympic charter, adding that it is “fully satisfied” that Russia will not apply the law at the upcoming Sochi winter Olympic games in February.
Russia has come under fire from some athletes for its ban against “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors.” After it was announced that Russia would host the Winter Olympic Games this upcoming February, several openly gay athletes expressed concern that the law would affect them. However, Russia argued that the law is only meant to protect children and would not infringe on an adult homosexual’s life.
“The Olympic Charter states that all segregation is completely prohibited, whether it be on the grounds of race, religion, color or other, on the Olympic territory,” Jean-Claude Killy, chairman of the IOC’s Co-ordination Commission, said in a statement after visiting Sochi, the…….
Katherine Weber, Christian Post Reporter