Petition Update

IOC Threatens to Punish Gay and Supporting Athletes

Julianne Howell
Loveland, OH

Aug 13, 2013 — This is a terrible blow... Not only does the IOC refuse to stand with us, but they are now openly threatening to punish any visibly gay or supporting athlete at the Sochi Winter Games. The calls for demonstration and pride in Russia are now denied. We must boycott.
http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/olympic-committee-threatens-punish-athletes-who-fight-gay-russians120813

Olympic Committee threatens to punish athletes who fight for gay Russians
Olympic Committee threatens to punish athletes who fight for gay Russians
The International Olympic Committee will likely stop any athlete who shows solidarity for LGBT Russians at the Sochi Games, GSN can reveal. Gay Star News asked the global Olympic bosses what they were planning to do to 'make sure the LGBT community in Russia can have a visible, proud, safe presence at the games'.
http://www.gaystarnews.com