‘Religious Freedom’ Laws Could Disqualify The US From Hosting Olympic Games
When the International Olympic Committee approved proposal 14 of the Olympic Agenda last year, forbidding games from being held in countries with anti-gay laws, the United States just may have been included as an unfriendly country. The proposal specifically states:
Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement.
An obvious response to the embarrassment that was Sochi, where conservative hero Vladimir Putin made a mockery of the Olympics and everything they stand for.
With the Olympic Committee moving in a progressive direction, is the United States at risk of losing possible future Olympic engagements? The language of proposition 14 is pretty clear that no discrimination will be tolerated. Does that eliminate Indiana and some of the other states with “religious freedom” acts?
I think this is only the author's theory, but I hope they're right. Fucking sanction us, call us out, punish us, for fuck's sake. We've been too terrible for too long. It's high time we're treated the way we deserve, and we don't deserve the Olympics.