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Burt Likko

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  1. Avatar zic

    My only question is, given this message aimed at the Olympics, how much discrimination are LGBTQ athletes actually suffering while at the festivities in Sochi?

    I wouldn’t expect much; and from what little I’ve attention to the games I’ve paid, the officials say they want to make it a non-issue as much as possible.

    It’s what athletes and non-athletes experience before and after that’s controversial.Report

  2. Avatar Mike Dwyer

    It seems like the bigger story to me is the role of American sponsors in the games. There is, rightly so, a lot of static coming at them for at least not mentioning the issue.

    Overall though I think that the Olympics are maybe not always the place for political statements. Of course they are a corporate creation in many ways but the ideals behind them are for sports to transcend human failings. Besides, Brazil will probably have naked drag queens marching into the olympic stadium so we’ll see a huge difference in how this issue is handled. They seem to be pretty progressive when it comes to sexuality.Report

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