Stephen Fry, an English writer/actor, recently wrote an open letter to the British Prime Minister, M Rogge, Lord Coe and Members of the International Olympic Committee stating his concerns about the up and coming Winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russia. Putin is characteristically repeating the same crime that was present in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. Except this time, he's " against LGBT Russians. Beatings, murders and humiliations are ignored by the police. Any defence or sane discussion of homosexuality is against the law." There is popular demand from civilians in both Britain and the United States of America to Boycott the Olympics.

          Being an athlete, I believe that having same sex propaganda bans in Russia while the Olympics are ongoing is completely wrong. I agree with Stephen Fry's opinion when he states how "An absolute ban on the Russian Winter Olympics of 2014 on Sochi is simply essential." The Olympic Games are about the world celebrating peace through sport. Russia should not be allowed to treat people like this.

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