After Sochi, gay sports event faces high hurdles in Russia

Days after the closing of the Sochi Winter Olympics, a gay sports organisation's plan to hold Russia's first open Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender athletic competition was under threat from bureaucratic barriers it said stemmed from discrimination.

0
20
Russia
FacebookFacebook MessengerPinterestLinkedInVKTwitterFlipboard


The Russian Open games were scheduled to start on Wednesday in Moscow, but organisers were scrambling for alternatives after three venues and a hotel told them a day earlier that they would no longer be able to host the event.

“Our political leaders say there is no discrimination, but it is obviously discrimination when they stop us from having a sporting event,” said Elvina Yuvakayeva, an organiser of the event.

- Advertisement -
- Post continues -

Read more at uk.eurosport.yahoo.com

Advertisements
FacebookFacebook MessengerPinterestLinkedInVKTwitterFlipboard

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.