Google has reportedly chosen to speak out against Russia’s law restricting gay-rights activities with its new Doodle depicting athletes against a rainbow-coloured backdrop.
Below the Google’s logo in the doodle, the search giant has added a two-sentence section of the Olympic charter that reads, “The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit.”
Google usually updates its themed Doodles at midnight Eastern US time, but its Olympics logo was rolled out late afternoon, which means it would be seen in Russia on the day of the Olympics’ opening ceremony, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
In June, Russian president Vladimir Putin passed a new law banning ‘homosexual propaganda’ in the country, drawing flak across nations.
It would be the first time that US President Barack Obama among other world leaders would not be attending the opening ceremony of the winter games. (ANI)