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Google's Doodle Awesomely Supports The LGBT Athletes At Sochi 2014

Feb 7, 2014 at 7:51 AM

Google's Doodle Awesomely Supports The LGBT Athletes At Sochi 2014

GOOGLE

This. Is. Awesome.

In honour of the Olympic opening ceremonies at Sochi, Google is, very publicly, showing their support for the LGBT athletes competing at the games.

Friday, they changed their famous Google Doodle (as they do every day) to a rainbow featuring silhouettes of various winter sport poses. The move places them firmly in the spotlight as an organization that's against Russia's anti-gay law -- a law that's, reportedly, caused savage beatings on members of the LGBT community, concern from Olympic sponsors and international condemnation. Even the International Olympic Committee has been divided on the issue. 

As their charter shows, though, they shouldn't be. Below the brightly coloured doodle, Google has poignantly featured a section of the Olympic Charter:

“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

Well done, Google. Well. Done.

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