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IOC president and Russia's gay laws

Human Rights Watch has asked the new IOC president, Thomas Bach, to demand Russia repeal the so-called "gay rights law" ahead of the Sochi games.

The new IOC president, Thomas Bach, is facing his first controversial issue.

Human Rights Watch wants him to demand Russia repeal the so-called "gay rights law" ahead of the Sochi games.

But Mr Bach is not making any firm commitments.

  • 11 Sep
  • From the section World