It remains a mystery to this blog why the Olympic Committee or the United States government is participating in Olympic games in Russia given its leadership who will not even allow those in support of gay rights to openly advocate for such values. President Putin refuses to allow any form of public protest and the world accepts that stance. Gay athletes at the Olympic games have rights and those include the righ to express their views. Olympic game territory belong to the Olympic Committee during the actual time of these events. The world should have boycotted the games in protest against violation of human rights.
Finally, the Olympic Committee will be allowed to set aside an area where those seeking to express their ideas can openly express support for gay and lesbians. No protester will be subject to punishment by the Russian government. Late, but finally correct