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  1. Ford -- Openly gay athletes proud to represent U.S. as part of de...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Brian Boitano and Caitlin Cahow are U.S. citizens, former elite athletes and openly gay, and they are completely grounded in why those overlapping identities brought them to Sochi as members of the official U.S. delegation.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2014
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  3. Figure skating champ Brian Boitano says he's gay

    Olympic figure skating champion Brian Boitano came out Thursday, two days after he was named to the U.S. delegation for Sochi along with openly gay athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2013
  4. President Barack Obama selects gay athletes for Sochi delegation

    President Barack Obama named openly gay athletes to the delegation that will represent the U.S. next year at opening and closing ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, sending a clear signal to Russia about its treatment of gays and lesbians.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2013
  5. Vladimir Putin -- Making Sochi Games visitors 'comfortable' is go...

    President Vladimir Putin promised Monday that gay athletes and guests at the Winter Olympics in Sochi will feel at ease, seeking to assuage fears fueled by a recent Russian law banning gay "propaganda."

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2013
  6. Dover one of a handful openly gay athletes

    Olympian feels scores of others are in the closet

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2004
  7. Russian LGBT laws put athletes and advocates who wish to protest ...

    Lester Munson

    Sochi offers anyone planning to protest against Russian suppression of LGBT rights a dramatic and global opportunity, but it also subjects them to the whims of the Russian police, the uncertainty of Russian courts and the possibility of confinement in a Russian jail.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2014
  8. IOC to remind Sochi Games athletes not to protest

    The IOC is finalizing a letter to Olympic athletes reminding them to refrain from demonstrations or political gestures during the Winter Games in Sochi, including any protests against Russia's law banning gay "propaganda."

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2013
  9. Silence is not golden -espnW

    Kate Fagan

    We have yet to harness the full power of the Sochi/Russia anti-gay law conversation because some voices remain silent. Why? Many fail to see the fears and pressures weighing on a large segment of the sports community: gay female athletes.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2013
  10. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- No easy answers on Russian anti-gay law fo...

    Jim Caple

    Some athletes were direct. Others were nervous. But one thing was clear at the Olympic media summit this week: There are no easy answers on the Russian anti-gay law question.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2013
  11. IOC president Thomas Bach gets Russian 'assurances' over gays

    New IOC president Thomas Bach said Sunday he had received assurances from senior Russian officials and games organizers that an ongoing controversy over the country's treatment of gays will not affect athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2013
  12. Watch: Reaction to latest Putin comments

    ESPN.com news services

    Bonnie D. Ford discusses comments made by Russian president Vladimir Putin, who attempted to ease concerns that a Russian anti-gay law would be used to punish athletes choosing to display rainbow flags at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi....

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  13. Russia President Vladimir Putin offers assurances on gay rights a...

    President Vladimir Putin sought to ease concerns that Russia's new anti-gay law would be used to punish athletes who display rainbow flags during the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  14. Russian sports chief Vitaly Mutko addresses anti-gay law, Sochi G...

    Russia's law banning gay "propaganda" for minors won't infringe on the private lives of athletes and spectators at next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, the country's sports minister said Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2013
  15. Yelena Isinbayeva says she may have been 'misunderstood'

    A day after her condemnation of homosexuality, Russian pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva said her comments in English may have been "misunderstood."

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2013
  16. Executive C.K. Wu says IOC unhappy with Russian anti-gay law

    The Olympic leadership is "cross" with Russia for implementing anti-gay legislation ahead of the Winter Games, a senior IOC official said Monday, insisting that there must be no restrictions on athletes in Sochi next year.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2013
  17. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Russia says all rights will be respected

    Urging critics of Russia's new anti-gay law to "calm down," the country's sports minister said Thursday that the rights of all athletes competing at next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi will be respected.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2013