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The Anti-Gay Olympics are open  [message #68303] Fri, 07 February 2014 16:37 Go to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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The Lotus Formula 1 team wished the athletes well.

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Re: The Anti-Gay Olympics are open  [message #68304 is a reply to message #68303] Fri, 07 February 2014 20:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Today's Google logo (what you see at http://www.google.com) is awesome. For those of you who don't get there before it changes, it depicts Winter Olympic sports on rainbow colors. Thanks, Google!
Re: The Anti-Gay Olympics are open  [message #68305 is a reply to message #68304] Fri, 07 February 2014 20:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
PeterSJC is currently offline  PeterSJC   United States

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I almost didn't notice the caption at the Google site. Below where you enter the search information, it reads:

"The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play." Olympic Charter

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Re: The Anti-Gay Olympics are open  [message #68307 is a reply to message #68305] Fri, 07 February 2014 22:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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http://forum.iomfats.org/?t=getfile&id=1661&private=0



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Re: The Anti-Gay Olympics are open  [message #68308 is a reply to message #68303] Sat, 08 February 2014 01:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
PeterSJC is currently offline  PeterSJC   United States

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Timmy, can you summarize what the Lotus team said or did? As of 01:55 GMT on Saturday 8 February, the page you linked did not exist.

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Re: The Anti-Gay Olympics are open  [message #68309 is a reply to message #68308] Sat, 08 February 2014 02:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"Quote:"
PeterSJC wrote on Sat, 08 February 2014 01:57Timmy, can you summarize what the Lotus team said or did? As of 01:55 GMT on Sa

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I should have taken a screen shot. They presented a picture of two young men kissing and wished all athletes well.

As far as I can make out, they have stated that it was an unauthorised tweet:

http://forum.iomfats.org/?t=getfile&id=1662&private=0

The report is here.

A small shitstorm has broken out with Lotus's apology
http://forum.iomfats.org/?t=getfile&id=1663&private=0

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A Winter Anthem  [message #68310 is a reply to message #68303] Sun, 09 February 2014 22:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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UK's Channel 4's approach!



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BBC's commentator is openly gay  [message #68325 is a reply to message #68303] Fri, 14 February 2014 19:58 Go to previous message
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We've sent Clare Balding. Like Marmite, one loves or hates her. She's a decent soul, good commentator and happily out as a lesbian lady. And she's pretty much a national treasure in the sports commentary world.



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