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Fry calls for Olympics protest symbol

Stephen Fry has called on athletes competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia to make a symbol on medal podiums to display their objection to new anti-gay laws.

Stephen Fry has called on athletes competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia to make a symbol at the Games to display their objection to new anti-gay laws.

The broadcaster accepted that it was unlikely that the Games would be boycotted or moved from Russia, but hoped athlete protests would show solidarity with campaigners and "take the sweetness of victory out of Putin's mouth".

A Russian law, passed in June, prescribes heavy fines for anyone providing information about homosexuality to people under 18 - but Moscow denies it is discriminatory.

  • 10 Aug
  • From the section UK