Anti-Gay Law Shunning Sochi Hurts Olympians, Merkel Says

Russia's new anti-gay "propaganda" law has some Western leaders considering a boycott of the Winter Olympics there next year. But German Chancellor Merkel says such a move would only harm athletes.
Activists in London display placards mocking Russian President Vladimir Putin during an August 10 protest of the new anti-gay 'propaganda' law in his country.

Activists in London display placards mocking Russian President Vladimir Putin during an August 10 protest of the new anti-gay 'propaganda' law in his country.

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