Navratilova calls on IOC to push Russia over gay rights ahead of 2014 Sochi Olympics

Russia News.Net
Wednesday 11th December, 2013

Tennis star Martina Navratilova and the U.S. basketball player Jason Collins have called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to push Russia over homosexuality laws in a bid to defend the rights of gay athletes ahead of the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

They said that the IOC’s focus should be on the rights of gay Russians and on anti-gay laws in other countries that will play host to global sporting events in the future, reports.

Meanwhile, the Sochi organizing committee announced that they will have specific protest zones for demonstrators to voice their views when it hosts the games in February. (ANI)

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