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

(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. (Read more Google stories.)

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