Swedish minister snubs Sochi opening ...

Swedish minister snubs Sochi opening ceremony

There are 6 comments on the Lexington Herald-Leader story from Jan 13, 2014, titled Swedish minister snubs Sochi opening ceremony. In it, Lexington Herald-Leader reports that:

In an interview with state broadcaster SVT, Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth says human rights are important and her decision to skip the Feb. 7 ceremony should be seen as a "political marker."

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Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#1 Jan 13, 2014
I hereby proclaim the Sochi Olympic Rings to be Rainbow Coloured!
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ZZapp!!!
http://a.abcnews.com/images/Blotter/GTY_russi...
Jesus Latter Day Taint

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Jan 13, 2014
Oh well, apart from glbt rights being cravenly manipulated by both sides as part of a semi renewed Cold War that's about the best decision: Let the athletes go and compete without running afoul of the repressive, anti gay law, and have progressive political leaders and Olympic delegates make their views known by skipping important events or by being flamingly open, as in the hilarious US delegation's case.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#3 Jan 13, 2014
After the Sochi Games are over the Russian Duma will move to criminalize being gay.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#4 Jan 13, 2014
I think everybody should have boycotted it because of this. There is precedent for doing that, remember.
david traversa

La Falda, Argentina

#6 Jan 13, 2014
Bigots have now the most corrupt countries in the world to get some sympathy from .. Gays ( according to a German survey ) the 12 least corrupt - like Denmark , Sweden , New Zealand , Uruguay , etc .. All 12 have made gay marriage legal .. and Luxembourg is next .
ampersand mdash

Las Vegas, NV

#7 Jan 13, 2014
I suspected that when Sweden abolished the Swedish Bikini Team, the whole country would turn queer.

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