Germany may boycott the Olympic Games in Sochi
Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger in an interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel reported that the Russian ban on the promotion of homosexuality could affect the participation of athletes in the 2014 Winter Olympics.
The politician has expressed its indignation new Russian law banning promotion of non-traditional sexual orientation. She stated that"Every politician has to think about how he positions himself in relation to this policy exclusion of minorities."
Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger stressed that"Name calling on homosexuals contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights."
And according to her, to express their attitude by using boycott the Olympic Games in Sochi.
"Nobody is forced to participate" — quoted her as saying Der Spiegel.
The fact that the Minister of Sports of RussiaMutkosaidthat the new law banning promotion of gay and participants must adhere to the Games. Although earlier assured the IOC that such conditions the Russian side does not deliver.