The Coming Storm the International Olympic Committee Will Face in Sochi

by Rachel Baker on August 19, 2013

There’s an article at Buzzfeed about the questions the Olympic Committee will have to answer when it comes to Rule 50 and Rule 2.


The Swedish high-jumper’s rainbow demand for LGBT rights in Russia brought to light an obscure question of interpretation that has emerged at the intersection of international athletic competition, human rights and self-expression. Exactly how similar protests play out at the planned Winter Olympics in Sochi will hinge on the way the IOC interprets Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter.

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