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Google doodle points to Olympic Charter in defending all athletes

The doodle highlights a section of the Olympic Charter that conflicts with a new Russian law against public support of gay and lesbian lifestyles.
 

On the eve of the XXII Winter Olympics opening ceremony, Google is taking a stand for athletes, gay, straight, or otherwise, with a new doodle on the Internet search engine's web site.


A piece of the Olympic Charter is quoted beneath illustrations of several Winter Olympic sports:
"The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play."
The doodle is reportedly a response to Russian anti-gay legislation, signed into law last year by President Vladimir Putin, with a vow to enforce it during the Winter Olympic Games, which are being held in Sochi, Russia, now through Feb. 23.

Read it more at, csmonitor
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