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What is the Olympic Charter? Google Makes a Pro-Gay Stance Against Sochi Olympics

The Olympic Charter has become a political symbol with Google as it’s Doodle makes a colorful pro-gay stance against Sochi.

Google has made its stance on Russian politics known as the Olympic Charter is displayed on the Google Doodle along with a rainbow display featuring each event in the Winter Olympic games.  While Google has not come right out and stated it’s pro-gay declaration, the search engine giant has a history of using its main platform to speak for itself.

Google's Olympic Charter Doodle Takes a Political Turn Against Sochi Olympics -  photo from Google

Google’s Olympic Charter Doodle Takes a Political Turn Against Sochi Olympics – photo from Google

The Olympic Charter featured below the image states:

“The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.”

Above the quote,  Google featured a rainbow photo filled with the sporting events of the Sochi Olympics.  From right to left,  the photo included a red background with a skier,  an orange hockey player,  a yellow curling athlete, a green bobsled Olympian, a blue figure skater and a purple snowboarder.

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has made his position on gay marriage clear and has made anti-gay laws in the country that has stirred up controversy all over the world.

 

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