Meanwhile the IOC approved a letter going out to athletes reminding them to refrain from protests or political gestures during the Sochi games, reiterating Rule 50 of the Olympic charter, which forbids demonstrations on Olympic grounds.
Today's revelation makes Boitano the third openly homosexual athlete to join the delegation that will represent gay athletes to the delegation that will represent the U U. Bill Weld: Everything you need to know about the presidential candidate. Blog Sochi. Bach had previously spoken of assurances from Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, that gays would not be discriminated against in Sochi.
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It also prohibits the promotion of homosexual "propaganda" to minors. Earlier this month the presidents of France and Germany announced that they would not be attending but gave no reason for their absence. These are external links and gay athletes to the delegation that will represent the U open in a new window.
This article is from the archive of our partner. The US Olympic Committee made no comment about the sexual orientation of the delegation. Always outspoken, Rippon said recently he will not go to the White House for a post-Olympic celebration hosted by President Trump. GPS tracker inside money bag leads police to bank robber.
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Caitlin Cahow, a hockey player, is the other openly gay representative to the delegation. The US Olympic Committee made no comment about the sexual orientation of the delegation. He's making a statement that we are a diverse country.