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Obama: Gays Should Bring Home the Gold

August 9, 2013
gay rights

US President Barack Obama Friday said it would not be a good idea for the United States to boycott the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, over Moscow's persecution of gays and lesbians.

Instead of boycotting the Olympics, the US should perform a bit of one-upsmanship on the snow slopes.

"I'm looking forward to some (US) gay and lesbian athletes bringing home the gold," Obama said.

Source: Copyright 2013 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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