Athletes warned against promoting gay rights during Olympics
The Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak has warned spectators and athletes against promoting gay rights during the Olympics.
Whilst simultaneously arguing there was no discrimination in Russia, Kozak stressed it was forbidden by the Olympic Charter and Russian law to spread propaganda during a sporting event.
'We have no restrictions on citizens' rights based on their sexuality. We are adults here and we can carry out our private lives as we deem necessary,' Kozak told assembnled reporters.
“They (homosexuals) can make propaganda about their sexual orientation among adults. But there is no need to involve children. I have already said this many times,” said Kozak
"Political propaganda during sporting events is forbidden by the Olympic Charter and Russian law,' he said.