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.
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.