So, in response to the recent controversy about Russia's anti-gay laws the International Olympic Committee has decided that not only will they not do anything to protect any LGBT athletes but they might also punish any athletes speaking in support of LGBT rights.

In its statement, the IOC said it would "treat each case individually and take a sensible approach depending on what was said or done."

Because tolerating and inevitably supporting human rights violations is a "sensible approach".

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Now, just to preserve the tiny bit of your faith in humanity that may still remain, go and read Stephen's Fry's excellent plea for moving the Olympics.

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