IOC Decides on Anti-Gay Law in Russia

IOC_2013Russia’s law banning gay propaganda toward minors doesn’t violate the Olympic charter, and Russia is ready to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee said Thursday.

“The IOC doesn’t have the right to discuss the laws that are in place in the country hosting the Games, so unless the charter is violated we are fully satisfied,” IOC chairman Jean Claude-Killy said, according to The Associated Press.

Killy and the IOC Coordination Commission concluded its 10th and final inspection of Sochi before the opening ceremony Feb. 7.

Killy, the triple Olympic Alpine skiing champion in 1968, said the commission deliberated for several days before reaching its conclusion on the anti-gay law, which was passed in June.

Source: Nick Zaccardi, NBC Sports