Google Olympic Doodle Honors Gay Rights

'The practice of sport is a human right'

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 7, 2014 1:07 AM CST

(Newser) – As the Sochi Olympics kick off, Google has taken a swipe at Russia's record on gay rights with its latest doodle. The doodle features images of winter athletes on the rainbow colors of the gay pride flag, along with a pointed quote from the Olympic Charter, Business Insider reports. "The practice of sport is a human right," the quote reads. "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." The doodle appears on Google homepages in every country, including Russia, Mashable notes.

If Vladimir Putin uses Google, he will see this doodle.   (Google)
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