As I posted earlier, I’m pretty nervous about the Winter Olympics being in Russia, particularly because of all the controversy surrounding their anti-gay laws (let’s overlook how SO unprepared they are for the Olympics, even today.) But today, I found something cool in Google’s Doodle. It looks like they have gone with an Olympic theme, but the Doodle is noticeably resembling a rainbow.
In case you didn’t know, more information regarding any of Google’s Doodles can be found by clicking on the Doodle, and I found out that Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, is open to changing the Olympic charter to address discrimination based on sexual orientation.
The charter currently states: “Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement.”
Asked about expanding that language, Bach said: “I’m open for discussion and I guess that, in the debate we’re going to have in Sochi, this question may be addressed and we will discuss it further.”
I think this is great news, and it makes me a little less nervous and more excited for the events to unfold during the Sochi Olympics.
via LA Times