They did their part for gay athletes

BY foxsports • December 11, 2013

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ex-NBA player Jason Collins and tennis great Martina Navratilova urged the International Olympic Committee to do more to support gay athletes at a special event for International Human Rights Day.

This year's events and comments are largely focused on the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, where a law passed this summer banning homosexual "propaganda" has drawn international condemnation.

In a related event, U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power called the Russian law "as outrageous as it is dangerous."

She was meeting with dozens of LGBT activists from around the world.

Power says 78 countries still have laws that criminalize consensual sex between adults.


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