IOC chief receives Russian 'assurances' over gays

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  • Contrariuser mid-state, TN
    Sept. 30, 2013 9:21 a.m.

    "...he has received assurances from senior Russian officials and games organizers that an ongoing controversy over the country's treatment of gays will not affect athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi."

    And if you believe that, I've got a nice bridge in Arizona to sell you.

    The Russian oppression of athletes has already been so extensive that athletes who were in Russia for the recent World Athletic Championships were even forced to repaint their **fingernails**, when those were somehow deemed to be offensive.

    You BET Olympic athletes will be affected by this ongoing Russian oppression when they attend the games.

    What if somebody dares to wear -- gasp -- a tie-dye shirt??

    Let's just hope that athletes and Olympics tourists don't end up being jailed in droves.

    And what about the widespread government-encouraged gay bashings in Russia? Will athletes or tourists even be safe when they go there??

    One Duma (government) official was recorded as shouting obscene encouragements to police during one riot, even exhorting police to cut one man's body parts off.

    With this sort of attitude from the **government**, how much worse can we expect from the general citizenry?