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McDonald's Offers a Taste of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi: VIDEO


I'd expect more Sochi 2014 sponsors to be targeted with items like this, sent in by Towleroad reader Robert-John. If you missed the background on its content, click here.


Today, the International Olympic Committee will receive more than 300,000 signatures urging it to denounce Russia's anti-gay laws. 83 members of Congress this week called on John Kerry to clarify the U.S. State Department's position on the controversy.

Russian officials have issued conflicting statements about whether athletes and visitors to the Olympics will be prosecuted under the anti-gay laws. Thus far, the IOC has said it is standing by assurances from the Russian government that the laws will not apply to Sochi visitors, which does nothing to change the fact of their existence and the human rights abuses being inflicted upon LGBT people there on a daily basis.

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  1. Even if the IOC were to move the Olympics to Vancouver, or even Torino (site of 2006), all they really care are about the event facilities and the ability to house the atheletes, coaches, family members and officals. The Vancouver Olympic Committee would have to make as best of arrangements for the spectators...

    Posted by: Foodie Panda | Aug 8, 2013 4:45:46 PM

  2. Video is gone from Youtube and Facebook. Anywhere we can go and view it still?

    Posted by: Jacob | Aug 12, 2013 3:58:18 AM

  3. McDonalds obviously have enough power to have the video pulled... money over humanity again. McDonalds is as much a scourge on the planet as Monsanto!

    If anyone know where else to find the video, post it online, let's keep teh pressure up on these Putin-enablers (including all the other sponsors)

    Posted by: CKNJ | Aug 13, 2013 11:24:58 AM

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