The latest reports regarding preventive exclusion of athletes during the Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi are nothing short of scandalous and overshadow by far any other improper actions of international sports organizations. It is the perverse zenith of associational opportunism of a mock democracy, where civil rights are arbitrarily and flagrantly trampled on – before the eyes of the global community. Out of pure fear, the IOC is caving in and tearing down the thin veil of its own inherent homophobia. The threatened arrest of athletes for violating the „Law against homosexual propaganda“ would disturb the rose-colored, anodyne sport coverage (beyond, of course, reports on the usual doping scandals to which we are now accustomed) resulting in a negative impact on the marketing of the Games. There is no doubt that the Russian government would enforce the „Law against homosexual propaganda“ against foreign athletes and punish them with fines accordingly. The Kremlin bosses would surely find it far easier to ignore the potential uproar than the fury of the US government regarding the asylum of Edward Snowden. The primary motive of the IOC is obvious: even our own athletes will not be allowed to disturb our immaculate Olympic Games. And behind that there is – once again – only one thing: money.
Perverse and shameless – there is no better description of the juristic travesty, which the IOC is committing by disseminating the following argumentation on the subject as follows: