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Olympic flame lit ahead of Sochi Winter Games amid repeated calls for tolerance

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  1. Colin (london) 30 Sep 2013, 12:25pm

    Well I’ll wait a bit and start my campaign to get as many as possible to switch off the channels that broadcast it all over the world including the great BBC.

  2. Strongfemme 30 Sep 2013, 12:38pm

    The (IOC) appears Contrary to the Universal Declaration to Human Rights? Article 12

    No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to Attacks upon his Honour, and reputation? Everyone has the right to protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
    Therefore, Putin and dictators like him assurances mean nothing. Shame on the (IOC) for aiding this tyranny (In my view)

    1. And the United Nations Human Rights Committee has ruled the homophobic Russian statute to be a violation of international human rights law.

    2. Yes, and the United Nations Human Rights Committee has ruled that the homophobic Russian statute violates international human rights law.

  3. So “WHEN” Russia breach the charter, will the IOC stop the Olymipcs, I very much doubt it.

  4. I gave up caring about the Olympics months ago.

  5. How about a ‘campaign of defiance?’. Every LGBT person could greet the passing of the flame through their town with a fire extinguisher.

    1. I like the idea of a fire extinguisher! Peaceful active protest at its best!

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