No plans for French president to attend Olympics

France’s foreign minister says that neither he nor the president

nor other top officials plan to attend the Sochi Olympics.

Laurent Fabius said on Sunday that ”top French authorities have

no plans” to attend the games in the Russian Black Sea resort.

President Francois Hollande’s office said that ”nothing is

planned at this stage” and referred to the comments by Fabius on

Europe 1 radio and iTele.

A week ago, German President Joachim Gauck said he was not

attending the Olympic Games.

Russia’s human rights record, including a new anti-gay law, has

led to calls in the West for a boycott of the Games.