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It is in Mr. Pound's best interest for the furor surrounding the Olympics to die down.   He will downplay it in any way that he can, because it is bad for the image of the event.

Regarding his comments on the laws of the other countries, those countries are not hosting the Olympic Games, which is supposed to be the ground where everyone can meet as equals and participate in sports with mutual respect and without fear.   The fact that Russia is hosting the Olympics, and has not guaranteed the safety of the participants or the spectators who are gay, has put a hole in the heart of the event.   Many countries have beefed up security for their athletes, and attached military personnel to their teams.   I wish that the IOC had done a better job in their parley with the Russians over this issue.   Very sad for everyone involved.