Russia 2018 World Cup logo announced despite calls for boycott over anti-gay law
Despite calls for the competition to be removed from Russia due to the country’s anti-gay laws, the 2018 FIFA World Cup logo has been announced.
Several campaigns have called for the competition to be removed from Russia over an anti-gay law passed last year banning the “promotion of non-traditional sexual relations” to minors.
Despite this, plans to allow Russia to host appear to be going ahead, as FIFA, the international football governing body, announced the logo.
Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station initially revealed the logo.