International Olympic Committee 'Fully Satisfied' Russia's Anti-Gay Law Doesn't Violate Olympic Charter
In case you were worried that the International Olympic Committee had grown anything even remotely resembling a pair of balls--have no fear, they haven't.
The IOC has determined that they're "fully satisfied" that Russia's blatantly discriminatory and dangerous anti-LGBT legislation doesn't violate the Olympic charter and they won't do anything to oppose it.
Awesome. Thanks, guys!!
The International Olympic Committee declared Thursday that it has no grounds to challenge a Russian law that has been criticized as discriminating against gays, a decision likely to set off a furious reaction among human rights activists who have been urging the IOC to censure the host country of February’s Winter Games.
IOC officials told a news conference in Sochi, where they were making their final inspection tour before the Games begin Feb. 7, that they were “fully satisfied" that a Russian law banning gay propaganda does not violate the Olympic charter’s anti-discrimination guarantee, the Associated Press reported.
The committee considered its decision for several days, IOC Chairman Jean-Claude Killy said, but finally agreed it lacked authority to criticize a host country’s laws if they did not specifically violate Olympic rules.
Thoughts on the IOC's determination, Instincters?