International Olympic Committee tacitly condones Russian discrimination against LGBT athletes at 2014 games

Check out the weasel-y answer from the IOC regarding the Russians banning the games’ Pride House because it might threaten the territorial integrity of Russia.  Seriously.  A Russian judge has sided with the Russian government, claiming that if the Olympics again have a Pride House for LGBT athletes, it could force Russia to literally split in two.

But judge Svetlana Mordovina ruled against them saying that Pride House would threaten the growth of the Russian population and therefore risk the country’s ‘territorial integrity’.

You can take the Russians out of the Soviet Union, but I guess you can’t take the Soviet soul out of the Russians.

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