Sochi Winter Olympics 2014: US won’t stop athletes supporting gay rights

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The head of the US Olympic Committee says he will not discourage athletes competing at next year’s Winter Olympics from supporting Russian gay rights. USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun is telling athletes to be conscious of the host nation’s recent anti-gay laws. Blackmun says the US Olympic movement is one of tolerance, and while he encourages those wanting to speak out to do so, athletes must be wary of the possible consequences