4 February 2014 Last updated at 06:37 GMT

Sochi 2014: Gay snowboarder heads to Winter Olympics

Gay snowboarder Belle Brockhoff tells BBC Sport's Ollie Williams about her concerns over gay rights in Russia and how she plans to protest.

Brockhoff says she will keep quiet during the Games - which begin this week - as she focuses on her competition, while she fears she may lose her chance to compete if she speaks out.

The Australian 21-year-old adds she believes winning a gold medal is the best way to ensure her views are heard.