Friday, August 16, 2013

International Olympic Committee Executive Board members now acting as Russia's homophobic vassals

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The previous two Olympics, in London and Vancouver had an LGBT "Pride House," which, despite the IOC's apparently phony declaration that it is "the supreme authority of the Olympic Movement," Russia unilaterally banned last year from the Olympic venue in Sochi. (Judge Svetlana Mordovina, siding with the Russian overnment, preposterously ruled that Pride House would threaten the growth of the Russian population and therefore risk the country’s ‘territorial integrity’.)

Here are a couple of the Olympic Charter declarations now mocked by the IOC's subservience to Russian antigay animus:
  • To act against any form of discrimination affecting the Olympic Movement;
  • To oppose any political or commercial abuse of sport and athletes
Below are members of the IOC Executive Board. The full committee membership roster is here:

Jacques Rogge

Ser Miang Ng
Thomas Bach
Nawal El Moutawakel
Craig Reedie

John Coates
Sam Ramsamy
Gunilla Lindberg
Ching-Kuo Wu
René Fasel
Patrick Joseph Hickey
Claudia Bokel
Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr
Sergey Bubka
Willi Kaltschmitt Luján

Christophe De Kepper

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