Sochi Winter Games 1 year on, Putin urges de-politicization of sports

Russian President Vladimir Putin took part on Wednesday in the opening ceremony of the first World Olympians Forum in Moscow, calling for a U.N. resolution on the “de-politicization” of sports.

Some politicians had called for a boycott of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, after Russia enacted a law prohibiting gay “propaganda”.

According to Putin, Russia “exactly” follows the Olympic Charter and “consistently supports the idea that sport is not politics”.

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