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Statement from the IOC

Statement from the IOC

26/09/2013

We note a report quoting Sochi Coordination Commission Chairman Jean-Claude Killy as being “’fully satisfied' with the gay law". He did not say that and was misquoted; and the report has subsequently been amended.

Mr Killy in fact said that: "as long as the Olympic Charter is respected, we are satisfied". That is clearly not expressing any view on the law itself, and Mr Killy made it abundantly clear that the IOC never comments on national legislation.

The IOC will continue to work to uphold the Olympic Charter, which allows all participants, from spectators to athletes, to attend the Games regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation.

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